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

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.

May 23, 2016

School Resource Officers…Crossing the Line?

News Channel 3 speaks with Gina Brady, DRT Directory of Advocacy in Memphis, about the roles of resource officers in schools. 

May 17, 2016

DRT to Host First George Barrett Social Justice Fellow

Nathan Walsh has been named Vanderbilt Law School's first George Barrett Social Justice Fellow. The Barrett Fellowship will enable Nathan to spend a year advocating for the educational rights of homeless children and the employment rights of adults with disabilities at DRT.

April 4, 2016

Poll Site Surveys

Many people are aware that DRT provides voting education and outreach statewide, but did you know that we also survey your local poll sites for accessibility? Kelsey Loschke and Jamie Stewart, DRT Voting Advocates, share their experience on the frontline of ensuring voting accessibility. 

April 4, 2016

Wrestling with the System

Parents of children with disabilities want to take care of them while also empowering them to become their own best advocates. But how do we know when to step back and when to step up? Belinda, the mom of Sam, a 17-year-old DRT client, shared her story with DRT.

March 31, 2016

The Disability Policy Alliance

In this legislative session, the Alliance worked to educate legislators about HB1597/HB1651, a bill that restores rights to a population of vulnerable Tennesseans identified in case law as “persons lacking capacity.” DRT's Public Policy Advisor gives us an insider's view of the progression of this legislation.  

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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