News

June 13, 2016

Air Travel with Service Animal

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

June 13, 2016

Employment and Community First (ECF)

Our DD Network Partner, the Council on Developmental Disabilities, has compiled resources and articles to help families prepare for the launch of the Employment and Community First CHOICES (ECF) program on July 1. 

June 13, 2016

Accessible Travel Tips

We don’t claim to be travel experts at DRT, or experts on fun for that matter, but we do know a little about accessibility. Francisca Guzman, DRT’s Communications and Development Director, shares what she’s learned about accessing some hot Tennessee attractions this summer. 

June 13, 2016

Accessible Online Voter Registration

Online voter registration, or OVR, has become a growing trend across the country. During this 109th session of the legislature, Tennessee was among those who passed legislation and will begin implementing OVR. The passage of OVR in Tennessee provides an opportune time for our state to equalize voting access.

June 13, 2016

109th Tennessee General Assembly Wrap-Up

The 109th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned. DRT’s Public Policy Advisor, Angela Webster, shares which 94 bills DRT tracked passed and highlights of key pieces of legislation.

June 13, 2016

DRT’s Board & Care Home Checklist

DRT’s Middle Tennessee Director of Advocacy, April Mancino-Rosete, shares an important tool for discharge planners and case managers, the Board & Care Home Checklist.            

June 13, 2016

Shifts in TennCare Case Management

Tennessee’s Medicaid program, known as TennCare, is undergoing its most significant transformation since its inception. Alysia Williams, Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations Director of Policy and Advocacy and DRT Board Member, shares her insights on changes to this program and TennCare Case Management. 

June 13, 2016

Thanks for Supporting DRT!

We had so much fun learning about what service animals mean to you and sharing information about service animal user’s rights during the Big Payback!

June 13, 2016

Mental Illness

A DRT client shares her journey from shame to healing in a personal reflection on the process of her diagnosis with a mental illness.

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