News

January 8, 2021

DRT Opposes CMS Approval of TennCare Medicaid Service to Block Grant

DRT opposes CMS approval of TennCare Medicaid services moving to a block grant funding structure because it has grave consequences for Tennessee and those insured by TennCare. 

January 6, 2021

Final Ruling from DOT on Traveling by Air with Service Animals

Overview of the new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations about service animals and emotional support animals on commercial air flights.

January 4, 2021

Know Your Rights: Education Rights During COVID-19 Distance Learning

Guidance for navigating education rights for the remainder of this unusual school year.

November 30, 2020

DRT Client Stories

Tennesseans with disabilities are a powerful force in our state. Here are just some of their stories. 

November 30, 2020

The Year in Review

DRT Executive Director Lisa Primm looks back at the challeges of 2020 and how our organization will continue to respond to the changing needs of Tennesseans with disabilities in 2021. 

November 17, 2020

Court Maintains DRT's Role in Lawsuit Against TDOC for Failure to Accommodate Deaf Inmates

D/deaf inmates in the care of TDOC are regularly denied accommodations and effective communication. The Court holds that the lawsuit on this issue filed in March 2020 may continue and affirms the role of Disability Rights Tennessee in the suit. 

November 9, 2020

Voting in Tennessee

Learn the details about voting in Tennessee from registration to voting.

November 3, 2020

Katie Beckett Program Receives Federal Approval

The Division of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) announced the state’s new Katie Beckett Program has received federal approval and expects to begin taking self-referral forms on November 23, 2020.

October 7, 2020

DRT Receives CARES Act Funding

DRT receieved CARES Act funding to expand our services related to COVID-19 for Tennesseans with disabiities between birth and 22.

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

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Memphis, TN 38104

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