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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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For the 6th year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. The report also takes a look back on the trends of the...
At the beginning of each fiscal year, the DRA Board of Directors adopts priorities based on feedback from individuals with disabilities, family members, advocates, and professionals. The priorities adopted by the Board determine the activities for the fiscal year. We...
A service animal walks into a bar...accompanied by an individual with a disability. The manager says the bar does not allow pets. After explaining the animal is a service animal, the manager asks to see documentation proving that the animal is a service animal. There...
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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.