The State of Arkansas has been approved for a major disaster declaration due to the recent storms and subsequent flooding. Individual Assistance, Public Assistance Category A—Debris Removal, Category B—Emergency Protective Measures, and Direct Federal Assistance is approved for the counties of: Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Jefferson, Perry, Pulaski, Sebastian, and Yell. Disaster Recovery Centers will be […]
We received the following technical bulletin from Empower Healthcare Solutions. The information below is specific to Empower Healthcare Solutions and is directed at providers. Consumers may also find it helpful. — June 6, 2019 Providers, This is a Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) program Technical Bulletin. The purpose is to provide technical assistance to […]
UPDATED 6/3/2019 The Red Cross is operating shelters at the following locations: Evangel Temple, 1110 South 12 Street, Fort Smith, AR Dardanelle Community Center, 2011 State Highway 22, Dardanelle, AR (temporary pet shelter available at Yell County Fairgrounds) River Park Church of Christ, 1010 Lock and Dam Road, Russellville, AR Don Owens Center, 10 Lower […]
Disability Rights Arkansas (DRA) commends Arkansas Rehabilitation Services for its decision to end the residential program at the Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI) in Hot Springs. In doing so, Arkansas is taking a huge step forward in reducing its reliance on large institutional settings for people with disabilities.
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, Is Now Act 236
Feb 28 UPDATE SB161 is now Act 236. To see the Bill/now Act, go to: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2019/2019R/Acts/Act236.pdf 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 […]
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: