Resources for Disability Law in Nashville


Wrightslaw ・ www.wrightslaw.com

This website provides legal information about special education and advocacy tips for children with disabilities. The site also provides links to multiple special education resources as well as information about upcoming special education trainings and conferences. Site visitors can subscribe to a free online newsletter.


Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville ・ www.arcdc.org

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is a family based organization that promotes, protects and advocates for the right of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive communities


Arc Tennessee ・ www.thearctn.org

The Arc Tennessee empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime.


Understood.org ・ www.understood.org

Understood.org’s goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues, empowering them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.


Autism TN ・ autismtennessee.wildapricot.org

The mission of Autism Tennessee is to enrich the lives and experiences of individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and their surrounding community through support, advocacy, and education.


Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee ・ www.somethingextra.org

The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee is a community of parents, grandparents, siblings, physicians, educators, professionals, friends and self-advocates from forty counties in Middle Tennessee who celebrate and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.


Tennessee Disability Pathfinder ・ www.somethingextra.org

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder (“Pathfinder”) provides free information, resources, support, and referrals to Tennesseans with disabilities and their families.


Disability Rights Tennessee ・ www.disabilityrightstn.org

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is Tennessee’s Protection & Advocacy System and has served—at no cost—more than 40,000 clients with disabilities. Its mission is to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

DRT provides services to people with disabilities across the state with numerous issues, including employment discrimination, safety in schools, abuse and neglect, and access to community resources and services.


NAMI Tennessee ・ namitn.org

NAMI Tennessee is a grassroots, non-profit, self-help organization made up of people with mental illness, their families and community members. We are dedicated to improving quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.


Disability Scoop ・ disabilityscoop.com

The Premier Source for Developmental Disability News.


Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates ・ copaa.org

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, §501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals. There are 6.4 million children with disabilities in America. COPAA members work to protect the legal and civil rights of and secure excellence in education on behalf of tens of thousands of students with disabilities and their families each year at the national, state and local levels.


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