We believe in an Arkansas that fully includes people with disabilities–their hopes, their dreams, and their participation in the daily life of our communities.
To achieve this vision of what Arkansas can be, we must listen to people with disabilities and help self-advocates develop the skills they need to stand up for their own rights, and the rights of others.
We educate individuals with disabilities about their rights.
If your rights are not being respected, call Disability Rights Arkansas at 800-482-1174.
We help individuals with disabilities become effective self-advocates.
The Arkansas Alliance for Disability Advocacy (the Alliance) educates and empowers people with disabilities, their families, allies and supporters, and policymakers about the rights and needs of people with disabilities. Members of Alliance groups also build community awareness about the lived experience of people with disabilities, and then band together to bring about needed policy changes.
We support individuals with disabilities in making their own decisions.
All of our services are client-directed. That means that the person with the disability is the one calling the shots. We can provide information, resources, and legal representation, but we only do what the client asks us to do.
At DRA, we know that people with disabilities have hopes, dreams, and plans for their own lives. Every service we offer–from information and referral to advocacy, legal representation, and policy work–has one goal at the center: to help people with disabilities live life on their own terms.
People with disabilities may need help and support in certain areas of their lives. We all do! DRA supports the right of people with disabilities to make their own decisions, with help if they need it.
We affirm that every individual has the right to learn and grow from mistakes. We educate people with disabilities about their rights, connect them with resources and support if they need it, and work to ensure that their rights are respected. You have the right to make decisions that are right for you!