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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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Disability voters, ASSEMBLE. Tonight on KABF-FM 88.3

Voters with disabilities represent a large, diverse community. Like every other voter, people with disabilities care most about the policies that affect their everyday lives. And perhaps more than any other time in our lifetimes, we can draw a bright line between...

Back-to-School: Resources for Special Education

A new school year is upon us, and while it looks different under a pandemic, schools are still required to make and honor IEPs for students. We have a few resources that may be helpful to you as you and your children embark on a new school year. We hope you find these...

Toll Free: 800.482.1174
Phone: 501.296.1775
Fax: 501.296.1779

Visit us at:
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.