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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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July 15-21 is National Disability Voter Registration Week. Throughout the week, we'll share articles and resources about voting: why you should vote, how you can register, and the difference we can all make when our voices are heard. To kick things off, we asked...
The State of Arkansas has been approved for a major disaster declaration due to the recent storms and subsequent flooding. Individual Assistance, Public Assistance Category A—Debris Removal, Category B—Emergency Protective Measures, and Direct Federal Assistance is...
We received the following technical bulletin from Empower Healthcare Solutions. The information below is specific to Empower Healthcare Solutions and is directed at providers. Consumers may also find it helpful. --- June 6, 2019 Providers, This is a Provider-led...
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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.