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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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Restraint and seclusion in schools: What you need to know

Disability Rights Arkansas (DRA) has long held that students, especially those with disabilities, need legal protections regarding the use of restraints and seclusion in school settings. Updated national data continues to indicate that students with disabilities are...

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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.