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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.

Abuse and Neglect

Photo of woman with black eye by Gursoy SerefThe primary mission of the Network is to investigate instances of abuse and neglect.  Learn more.

Appropriations and the Federal Budget

Capitol_BuildingCongress must address the significant unmet needs of people with disabilities by increasing existing federal funding.  Learn more

Assistive Technology

Image of a man using a cell phoneResources exist to help people with disabilities access assistive technology. Read more.

Community Integration

Photo of a man and woman sitting on a park bench by Alex BrudaPeople with disabilities have the right to live and work in their community. Read more.

Criminal Justice

HandcuffsPeople with disabilities find an absence of justice in a system that ignores their needs.  Read more.

Disaster Management

Image of a young man standing in flood watersDisaster management plans must address the needs of people with disabilities.  Learn more.


Image of a student doing homework by Hvaldez.Students with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate education.  Learn more.


Photo of a businesswoman by Celal TebarPeople with disabilities can - and do - work.  Learn more.


Image of a two story house

Find resources to fight housing discrimination.  Learn more.

Juvenile Justice

Photo of young man behind fence by Bina SvedaYoung people with disabilities end up in the justice system more often than their peers.  Find out why and what to do about it.  Learn more.


Image of the medical symbol, a staff entwined by two serpents and surmounted by wings.Get more information about your right to health care.  Learn more.

Mental Health

End the stigma associated with mental illness and find resources for people with mental health needs.  Learn more.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Photo of a man dancing.Get resources for people with traumatic brain injury.  Learn more.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Image of a man working at a grocery storeFind resources on vocational rehabilitation.  Learn more.


Image of an accessible voting boothAssert your right to vote.  Read more.