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
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): National Association, Research/Policy/Organizing

NDRN’s mission is to promote the integrity and capacity of the P&A and CAP national network and to advocate for the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights of people with disabilities.

P&A agencies have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under all federal and state laws, to all people with disabilities (based on a system of priorities for services). All P&As maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities, where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. These agencies also devote considerable resources to ensuring full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities. Learn more about the Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program.



The Push and Pull Towards an Inclusive Nation

Talley Wells
July 28, 2015
Reflections on disability rights by a civil legal aid lawyer at the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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