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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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What is the difference between a state complaint and due process? In our practice, I have heard parents, advocates, and even attorneys refer to these mechanisms interchangeably. Indeed, both State Complaints and Due Process Complaints are procedures intended to...
Tonight, DRA hits the airwaves! Speak Up Arkansas is a weekly talk show on KABF 88.3 that delves into a variety of issues, from health care to education to the environment to the economy, and how they affect regular people in Central Arkansas and beyond. Starting this...
Here at DRA, as you can imagine, we work with a lot of parents who are having trouble accessing the appropriate services for their children in an educational setting. Parents have shared some truly ridiculous statements they've heard in the course of trying to...
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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.