DRA serves people with disabilities. A disability is a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major activities and can occur at any time in life.
When assisting adults with disabilities, DRA takes our direction from the expressed wishes of the adult with a disability. DRA staff may communicate and work with a guardian or other interested person (such as a parent, caregiver or service provider) when the adult with a disability gives permission and when the guardian or interested person is acting consistent with the adult’s expressed wishes.
When assisting minor children with disabilities, DRA staff commonly communicate and work with parents to provide information and achieve advocacy goals. DRA does not represent parents directly, nor do we provide assistance in situations where parents seek help that will put children at risk of harm or take away their freedom or independence.
DRA receives 9 federally funded grants. These grants have additional eligibility requirements that affect how specific services are funded.