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Disability Rights Arkansas (DRA) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the 122496825governor of Arkansas to implement the federally funded and authorized protection and advocacy systems throughout the state. DRA services provides information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring and training. DRA services are provided free of charge. DRA, a nonprofit agency, is independent from state or local government.



“To vigorously advocate for and enforce the legal rights of people with disabilities.”

Through 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.



cropped-4973514711.jpgDisability Rights Arkansas provides protection and advocacy services to people with disabilities in Arkansas under these federal programs:

PADD – Developmental Disabilities
PAIMI – Mental Illness
PAIR – Individual Rights
CAP – Client Assistance Program
PAAT – Assistive Technology
PABSS – Beneficiaries of Social Security
PATBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
PAVA – Voting Access



Please consider supporting DRA’s mission of vigorously advocating for Arkansans with disabilities by contributing a tax deductible donation.