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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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What are “reasonable accommodations” in housing?

Both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA) set out laws that require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is defined by Housing and Urban Development  (HUD)...

Disability and the Census: a Zoom Webinar

Join us Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m. Central for a Zoom webcast to talk about the 2020 Census: what it is, why it's important, what's at stake for people with disabilities, and what efforts are being made to ensure that ALL Arkansans are counted. And we'll be taking...

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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.