Disability Rights Advocates
With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights
Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal
centers in the nation. Its mission is to advance equal rights and
opportunity for people with all types of disabilities nationwide.
DRA provides representation to people with
disabilities whose civil rights have been violated. It represents
people with the full spectrum of disabilities including mobility,
sensory, cognitive, and psychiatric.
DRA uses impact and class action injunctive relief litigation, structured negotiations, advocacy, community education, and media to reform systems and practices that discriminate against people with disabilities.
DRA is small but mighty. In the organization’s 20+ year history, DRA has taken on more than 400 cases
and won almost all—achieving dramatic improvements for people with
disabilities seeking health care, employment, transportation, education,
disaster preparedness planning, voting and housing.