News

July 1, 2020

Thanks to the ADA - Gary's story

Thanks to the ADA, Gary can get gas at his local gas station.

June 29, 2020

DRT Expands Services in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected our country in profound ways, and thos affects have been disproportionate for people with disabilities. Disability Rights Tennessee expands services to respond. 

June 26, 2020

Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Of Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Tennesseans Under Care Of State Of Tennessee

Five plaintiffs with counsel from Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC allege that the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DIDD), and Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) discriminate against service recipients who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate.

June 2, 2020

DRT's Statement on Racial Justice

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) supports those rejecting racism and demanding justice for another needless death.

April 27, 2020

Hospital Visitor Tip Sheet for Individuals with Disabilities Who Need a Support Person

Hospitals may now have “no-visitor” policies because of COVID-19. This tip sheet may help individuals with disabilities navigate these policies. 

April 17, 2020

TN Hospitals’ Policies on Visitors

Links to Tennessee Hospitals’ Policies on Visitors for People with Disabilities During COVID-19.

April 3, 2020

DRT Welcomes New Legal Director Jack Derrybery

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is excited to welcome our new Legal Director Jack W. Derryberry, Jr. starting April 13th,, 2020. 

March 31, 2020

Lawsuit Filed Addressing TDOC Denial of Effective Communication

Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in TDOC Custody are regularly denied Effecive Communication Despite Legal requirments, so Disability Rights Tennessee and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) filed a Complaint in the federal district court for the Middle District of Tennessee to rectify. 

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