News

September 1, 2017

Client Story: Gene LaMaster

Gene LaMaster wanted to become a chef. Learn more about how his perserverance, and working with DRT, helped him achieve his employment goal. 

August 31, 2017

From Lisa: Addressing Stigma in Schools

With school starting across Tennessee, Lisa talks on how we can all play a part in addressing stigma at school and creating a more inclusive environment for all students.

August 30, 2017

Assistive Technology in the Classroom

Would your child benefit from assistive technology (AT) in the classroom? What do special education laws require in regards to AT? DRT Advocate, Tara Peifer, provides information on these questions and more. 

July 20, 2017

DRT Collaborates with Tennessee Division of Elections to Increase Access to Online Voter Registration

Online voter registration is coming to Tennesse! To make it work for everyone, DRT collaborated with the Tennessee Secretary of State's Division of Elections to increase accessibility.

July 11, 2017

Punishment or Rehabilitation? Care for Inmates with Mental Illness

The debate on whether to punish inmates or provide them rehabilitation is not new. But how does this debate apply to inmate with mental health diagnoses? DRT Investigator, April Mancino-Rosete, explores this question and describes true events of how mental health crisis has been handled in jails and prisons in Tennessee.  

July 11, 2017

Tennessee Long Term Care Ombudsman

DRT got together with the Tennessee Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and asked some questions about their services. 

July 10, 2017

From Lisa: Abuse and Neglect

Lisa shares how DRT works to protect Tennesseans with disabilities from abuse and neglect. 

July 5, 2017

Federal Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against TDOC

A federal judge certified the lawsuit brought againt the Tennessee Department of Corrections for failure to provide adequate treatment to inmates with Hepatitis C (HCV) as a class action. Read more about this decision and read about the latest update on the case. 

June 8, 2017

Tennessee Bill of Voting Rights

Know your rights when you go to the polls. 

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