Dignity. Respect. Advocacy.
We protect and advocate for the civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Arkansas.
Since 1977, DRA has been the designated protection and advocacy (P&A) organization for people with disabilities in Arkansas. We are not a department or agency of any state, local, or federal government. DRA is an independent, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for and protecting the rights of people with disabilities.
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Ready...set...GO. The 93rd Arkansas General Assembly is under way! The 93rd General Assembly convened this week for their regular session. This group of legislators will consider thousands of bills and make hundreds of laws. They will make decisions that affect you,...
Decarcerate and Disability Rights Arkansas announce the release of our report on the Arkansas Department of Correction's use of solitary confinement. Read the report here: bit.ly/solitaryreport Here are the major findings: ADC’s use of solitary is the highest in the...
As a self-advocate, 2020 has been very rough on me. I am sure I am not the only person with a disability that feels this way. In a normal year, I would have traveled at least once, maybe twice, out of state to conferences to learn about issues that matter to people...
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400 West Capitol Ave, Suite 1200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Disability Rights Arkansas (DRA) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the Governor of Arkansas to implement the federally funded and authorized Protection and Advocacy systems throughout the state. DRA services include information and referral, short-term assistance, technical assistance, legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training. DRA services are provided free-of-charge. DRA is independent from state and local government.
Through the leadership of its Governing Board and Advisory Councils, DRA staff provides services to children and adults with disabilities throughout Arkansas. We strive to serve our clients’ expressed wishes.