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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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Gary works as a Credit Analyst for a mid-sized company. About a year ago, Gary suffered a brain injury during a car accident. Since then, he has trouble staying focused and alert during tasks, and some assignments take longer than usual to complete. His supervisor...
The Social Security Administration’s Representative Payment Program provides benefit payment management for beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. A representative payee (or “rep payee”) is...
I can see the protestors gathering outside of City Hall from my office window in Little Rock. They assemble to protest the senseless killing of George Floyd by a police officer, and of so many others before him. They assemble in a collective cry: NOT ONE MORE....
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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.