December 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has adjusted the context of DRT’s work but not our core mission. Throughout 2021 our commitment to protecting the rights of Tennesseans has not wavered. Read about how DRT’s programs worked to advance our vision to keep Tennesseans free from harm, free to participate in the community, and free from discrimination in 2021.
November 30, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for children with disabilities. COVID-19 has put them at higher risk for mental, physical, and academic harm. How can students who cannot wear masks in school remain safe through accomidations? Learn more.
November 30, 2021
Disability Rights Tennessee’s much beloved staff member Andrea (Cookie) Johnson is retiring in December 2021. Though the DRT staff are all sad to see her go, we are also thrilled for her next chapter.
October 26, 2021
When schools don’t follow IEPs and BIPs and/or inappropriately restrain, isolate, or suspend a student following a behavioral incident, students may be pulled from school and placed in juvenile facilities. This can spark a series of additional barriers to success in adulthood. DRT explores how the use of appropriate supports and services in schools can disrupt this school-to-prison pipeline.
October 14, 2021
A national report, Desperation without Dignity, was released today revealing widespread abuse and neglect at for-profit youth residential facilities. This report by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) provides a broad review of investigations by several Protection & Advocacy agencies, including Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT).
September 24, 2021
Tennesseans with disabilities over the age of 18 can now get a FREE COVID-19 vaccine in their own home! Call DRT at 800-342-1660 to register today.
September 13, 2021
Tennessee’s children with disabilities must be protected from COVID-19 and be afforded the same opportunities for in-person learning as children without disabilities.
September 9, 2021
Disability Rights TN's public coments on the TennCare III Project Approved Special Terms and Conditions and “TennCare III” (Project Number 11- W-00369/4), which was approved on January 8, 2021, under the authority of section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act (the Act).
June 18, 2021
Tennessee es el primer estado de la nación en ofrecer un lugar para aprender sobre las opciones relacionadas con la toma de decisiones para las personas con discapacidades.