News

August 15, 2016

Students with Disabilities: Hitting a Brick Wall with the School System

Part one of a two-part series discussing how families can navigate the complaints process when they hit a brick wall with their child’s school. 

July 28, 2016

Twice Exceptional

Twice-exceptional students face distinct challenges to receiving effective services. As parents and advocates, it’s important to know what to look out for, so we can best meet these children’s needs. DRT advocate Cathy Brooks shares her insights and experience. 

July 25, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges TN Department of Corrections HCV Protocol

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Disability Rights Tennessee and Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC today filed a federal class action lawsuit challenging the Tennessee Department of Corrections’ systematic denial of treatment to inmates infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV).

July 19, 2016

Disability Policy Roadshow 2016

This summer, join Disability Rights Tennessee, The Arc Tennessee, and your elected officials for lunch, conversation, and information sharing at the Disability Policy Roadshow 2016 traveling across the state!

July 18, 2016

Systemic Advocacy: Playing the Long Game

As an advocate there are times you can’t do everything you want for your client. What does an advocate do in this situation? How do you work for systems change that will prevent these issues for other children in the future?

July 18, 2016

Disability Policy Roadshow Reflection

One self-advocate shares their experience at the Disability Policy Roadshow in Murfreesboro.

July 13, 2016

Thank you for helping DRT paint it blue!

Thanks to your support, DRT is able to help students like Matt obtain equal access to a public school education. 

June 22, 2016

2017 DRT Areas of Work Survey

It's time again for DRT to gather information for our Areas of Work! Please take a moment to tell us what people with disabilities experience in Tennessee so we can shape our focus in 2017!

June 13, 2016

Air Travel with Service Animal

The ADA Network shares Guidance Concerning Service Animals in Air Transportation.

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

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Nashville, TN 37217

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