News

August 17, 2016

You Can Do It!

As a new semester approaches many postsecondary students are asking, how will I get the supports I need this year and where do I go for help? DRT Attorney Bianca Henry shares some of her personal and professional knowledge about reasonable accommodations in postsecondary settings.

August 15, 2016

Students with Disabilities: Hitting a Brick Wall with the School System

Part one of a two-part series discussing how families can navigate the complaints process when they hit a brick wall with their child’s school. 

July 28, 2016

Twice Exceptional

Twice-exceptional students face distinct challenges to receiving effective services. As parents and advocates, it’s important to know what to look out for, so we can best meet these children’s needs. DRT advocate Cathy Brooks shares her insights and experience. 

July 25, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges TN Department of Corrections HCV Protocol

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Disability Rights Tennessee and Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC today filed a federal class action lawsuit challenging the Tennessee Department of Corrections’ systematic denial of treatment to inmates infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV).

July 18, 2016

Systemic Advocacy: Playing the Long Game

As an advocate there are times you can’t do everything you want for your client. What does an advocate do in this situation? How do you work for systems change that will prevent these issues for other children in the future?

July 18, 2016

Disability Policy Roadshow Reflection

One self-advocate shares their experience at the Disability Policy Roadshow in Murfreesboro.

June 13, 2016

Air Travel with Service Animal

The ADA Network shares Guidance Concerning Service Animals in Air Transportation.

June 13, 2016

Employment and Community First (ECF)

Our DD Network Partner, the Council on Developmental Disabilities, has compiled resources and articles to help families prepare for the launch of the Employment and Community First CHOICES (ECF) program on July 1. 

June 13, 2016

Accessible Travel Tips

We don’t claim to be travel experts at DRT, or experts on fun for that matter, but we do know a little about accessibility. Francisca Guzman, DRT’s Communications and Development Director, shares what she’s learned about accessing some hot Tennessee attractions this summer. 

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