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People with disabilities have the right to manage their own lives and make their own decisions, with support if they need it. And self-advocates provide support to each other as well as educating policymakers and the public. Tonight on Speak Up Arkansas, we’ve got a...
Collected documents related to Arkansas's psychiatric residential treatment facilities for youth (PRTFs) are now available for view on the Disability Rights Arkansas website. PRTFs are designed to provide therapeutic services and programs for children and youth who...
Disability Rights Arkansas Executive Director Tom Masseau has signed onto the following letter, along with people with disabilities, their families, and disability advocates from across the state, regarding our shared opposition to Senate Bill 24, more commonly known...
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