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Each year Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) seeks input from the Tennessee disability community and allies.
 
DRT is supported through federal and state grants to provide critical services. To maximize the impact of available funding, DRT uses your direct feedback to guide services and program goals. 
 

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* 1. We want your input on our 2022-2023 proposed areas of work on behalf of children and adults living in state-run facilities and supported in the community.  

·         Monitor for protection from harm within adult and children’s facilities and community placements
·         Conduct investigations into identified instances of abuse and neglect in facilities and community programs
·         Ensure Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and hard-of-hearing Tennesseans receive culturally and linguistically appropriate services in state facilities and programs
·         Collaborate with disability community partners on initiatives to work toward freedom from harm and freedom to participate in the community on behalf of all Tennesseans with disabilities

Please provide feedback on the priority areas of work listed above:

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* 2. DRT provides a range of services. Every service offered by DRT is FREE of charge and supported through federal and state grants. 

Our other services include: 
  • Referral and Resource Connection
  • Assistance for Tennesseans with Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Advocacy for Vocational Rehabilitation and Centers for Independent Living Services
  • Help for Social Security Beneficiaries with barriers to employment
  • Advocacy for Assistive Technology
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Voter Access Advocacy
  • Assistance with navigating TennCare Long Term Support Services
  • Litigation on systemic issues impacting Tennesseans with disabilities

If you have input about these services please share below. 

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