DRA has openings for the positions of Staff Attorney and Communication and Outreach Manager. For more information, please click on the heading for this post. You can also find this job announcement on DRA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on the “About” page of the DRA website, under “Job Postings”.
After speaking with Sen. Ballinger, his intent on introducing the amendment to Senate Bill 115 was to help individuals with developmental disabilities. While we disagree on how to achieve the goal, he has agreed to remove the amendment from the bill.
SB161 to Remove “Disabled” from License Plates, Sponsored by Senator Leding and Representative Godfrey, Passed the House Today!
Feb 21 UPDATE SB161, which seeks to remove the word “disabled” from license plates issued to Arkansans with disabilities, passed the House of Representatives today, where it was sponsored by Representative Megan Godfrey. The bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Greg Leding. Feb 12 UPDATE from Senator Leding: Cleared my first bill through the […]
DRA has an opening for the position of Director of Legal and Advocacy Services. For more information, please click on the heading for this post. You can also find this job announcement on DRA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
DRA Issues Statement: Governor’s Plan to Reform Juvenile Treatment Centers Long Overdue UPDATE: Arkansas Democrat Gazette Reports on Plan
UPDATE: The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported November 17 on Governor Hutchinson’s plans for some of the state’s juvenile treatment centers in an article titled, “2 Youth Jails to Close as Arkansas Reworks Juvenile Justice System”. To read the article, go to the link here: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/nov/17/2-youth-jails-to-close-as-state-retools/?news-arkansas&fbclid=IwAR3gkH-tFzLEMY6EiXjWaTCpf6HBg0FpuJco92S1eicQV9p80GSvEvy5nG0#.W_MKbDx_W9I.facebook 2 youth jails to close as Arkansas reworks juvenile-justice system […]
If you voted and encountered any accessibility issues because of your disability, check out the information below on how to file a complaint. You will also find a form DRA created that will make it easier for you to file a complaint:
Remember to Vote November 6! Do You Need to Vote by Absentee Ballot? Check Out the Information Below-
If you are a registered voter in Arkansas but you will not be able to make it to the polls, you can still vote by requesting an absentee ballot. For more information, check out this flyer:
DRA started its new fiscal year October 1, but our public input survey is still open, and we still would love your input! Each year, DRA develops a set of proposed priorities and objectives, based on an analysis of the cases and requests for services we received during the current fiscal year, as well as […]
DRA’s comments on the proposed rulemaking regarding the ARChoices in Homecare and Home and Community-Based 2176 Waiver, Rule 21.100 were submitted July 25, 2018. To read DRA’s comments, see below:
DRA is seeking input from individuals with disabilities, their friends and family members, service providers and other social service entities, and anyone else who would like to tell us what you think DRA should focus its resources on in fiscal year 2019. Because resources are limited, DRA must create priority areas in which to focus […]