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Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society. Please explore our website for further information about how we may be able to help you, a friend, or a family member. Our site not only provides information about the services we provide, but other resources that may be valuable in your quest for information.
Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society.
What we do
For people who qualify, DLAC may be able to assist with problems related to their disability like:
Abuse and neglect outside of the home
Discrimination in housing, transportation, employment
Access to public and private programs and services
Access to mental health, rehabilitation and support services
Access to appropriate education programs and services
Obtaining and utilizing assistive technology services and devices
Access to vocational rehabilitation services that promote employment and independence
Direct services are individualized and may include the following:
Information and materials
Referrals to programs and services
Training and technical assistance
Investigations of abuse and neglect
Negotiation and mediation remedies
Information to develop self advocacy skills
Individual or systems advocacy
Individual or class action litigation
Monitoring state and federal policies and regulations
Collaboration with disability, parent and consumer organizations in systems change advocacy activities
There are no fees for advocacy services. However, there may be fees for training, information packets and aspects of legal representation.
All people with disability related concerns are eligible for our information and referral services. Due to limited resources, acceptance of direct advocacy and legal cases must be determined by federal guidelines and public-driven priorities that are approved by our Board of Directors.Our toll-free advocacy assistance unit handles all requests for services, and all information referral services.
Visit the Contact Us page for all contact information.