Disability Rights Tennessee (formerly DLAC)

Lisa Primm, E.D.
2 International Plaza, Ste. 825
Nashville, TN 37217
(800) 342-1660 for intake
Also have locations in East and West TN. Can access intake application through email and website too.

Educational Advocate

Missy Mitchell
(615) 568-2782
Works as an independent advocate

Educational Advocate

Deborah Balthrop
(615) 617-2203
Works as an independent advocate

Partners in Policymaking

Ned Andrew Solomon, Director
Council on Developmental Disabilities 500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower, 1st Fl. Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-6556
Partners in Policymaking is a free leadership and advocacy training program for adults with disabilities and family members of persons with disabilities. They also offer Youth Readiness Days (YRD).

People First of TN Inc

1509 Van Cleve Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-0300

S.T.E.P. – Family Educator

955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 463-2310
See website for East and West TN locations

Special Education Advocacy Center (SEAC)

Erin Richardson
4322 Harding Pike, Suite 417
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 777-8515

Tamatha Word


LaVergne, TN (Rutherford County)
(615) 482-0010
Provides advocacy to families by going to IEP meetings or anything related to educational needs. She has a son, born in 2001, with autism.

Tennessee Justice Center

301 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 255-0331 or (877) 608-1009
The Tennessee Justice Center is a small, non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to vulnerable Tennesseans. Our current focus is making sure that Tennessee families have access to the health care they need.

The Arc (Davidson & Greater Nashville)

50 Vantage Way, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 321-5699
The Advocacy programs at The Arc provide support, information and individual advocacy for families or caregivers with a child who requires special education services.

The ARC Williamson County

Sharon Bottorff
129 West Fowlkes St. Suite 151
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-5815

Contact Us

P: (615) 385-2077
F: (615) 383-1176
T: (866) 508-4987
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Open Late Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Additional hours available by appointment.

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