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Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities

The National Disability Rights Network works in Washington, DC on behalf of the Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) and Client Assistance Programs (CAPs), the nation’s largest providers of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities.

NDRN promotes the network’s capacity, ensures that P&As/CAPs remain strong and effective by providing training and technical assistance, and advocates for laws protecting the civil and human rights of all people with disabilities.

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Are you a person with a disability in need of legal support?

If you have a disability and are experiencing abuse, neglect or discrimination, are experiencing a legal problem or are having difficulty obtaining disability services, call your state’s P&A.

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Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program

The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program provides legal services to Alabamians with disabilities to protect, promote and expand their rights.

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Georgia Advocacy Office

GAO envisions a Georgia where all people have value, visibility and voice; where even the most difficult and long-lasting challenges are addressed by ordinary citizens acting voluntarily on behalf of each other.

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Kentucky Protection and Advocacy

The mission of Kentucky Protection and Advocacy is to protect and promote the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities through legally based individual and systemic advocacy, and education.

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The Latest from NDRN

  • NYC Mayor’s Disastrous Plan to Involuntarily Commit People with Psychiatric Disabilities

    December 1, 2022

    For people with mental health conditions, New York City is no longer a safe home. Yesterday, Mayor Eric Adams announced that police officers and “outreach workers” will begin rounding up people with psychiatric disabilities and involuntarily hospitalizing them.

  • It’s Giving Tuesday!

    November 28, 2022

    Real talk, we know you receive dozens of requests for support today. Our inboxes are overflowing, too. It’s Giving Tuesday, after all. The day we give back to our communities. And it can be a little overwhelming.

  • Submitting Comments to the U.S. Access Board

    November 21, 2022

    The U.S. Access Board put out an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on accessibility features of self-service transaction machines. NDRN submitted comments to advocate for more accessible kiosks for patrons with disabilities. 

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