May 15, 2018

Client Story: The Mathes Family

Ryan has been employed for over 3 years. But he nearly left his job when his employment supports weren’t working.  

May 15, 2018

From Lisa: Celebrating Progress & Community

Lisa talks progress and the importance of community in the disability rights movement in Tennessee. 

April 19, 2018

From Lisa: Digging into Self-Determination

Lisa digs in to self-determination and protection and how we think about each. 

April 9, 2018

Client Story: The Cranfields

Wyatt was not receiving adequate instruction time and the school did not address his disability related behaviors appropriately. Wyatt's mother contacted DRT for help. Wyatt is now receiving free and appropriate education services and the district has changed policy and hired a BCBA due to the advocacy.

March 23, 2018

New Federal Legislation Creates Program for Beneficiaries of Social Security

The passage of the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act (H.R. 4547), will create programs across the Protection and Advocacy Network to protect those who receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income and who are not fully capable of managing their own benefits. 

March 15, 2018

New Effective Communication Policy Reaches Beyond Tennessee

Read more about the new policy impacting patients beyond Tennessee.

March 14, 2018

From Lisa: Service Animals & the Media

Lisa shares her love for dogs and discusses the perceptions spread by harmful media coverage of service animals. 

March 13, 2018

Unleashing the Facts About Service Animals & the ADA

There's a lot of buzz in the media about service animals. DRT provides the facts aaccording to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 13, 2018

From Lisa: Love & Legislation

This month, Lisa covers all things Tennessee legislation and opportunities for your to engage!

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

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933