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Disability Rights Rhode Island is part of the national network of Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies created by Congress, existing in every state and territory, to help secure and advance the rights of people with disabilities. There are a total of 57 P&As in each of the United States, U.S. territories, and District of Columbia.

 

See more information about the P&A System under Programs and Services.

At Disability Rights Rhode Island we fight every day for everyday rights. As Rhode Island’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency, our mission is to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Our work helps people with disabilities with their legal problems and improves the systems that affect them every day, across all aspects of life. While many of us take for granted the enjoyment of everyday rights and activities, people with disabilities often face significant challenges to accessing these same rights. At Disability Rights Rhode Island, we fight with and for people with disabilities, every day.

Disability Rights Rhode Island’s Client Assistance Program (CAP) provides advocacy to individuals with disabilities applying for or receiving services from vocational rehabilitation, independent living, and services for the blind and visually impaired. We also can advocate for the employment rights (Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act) of vocational rehabilitation clients.

Disability Rights Rhode Island’s Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security Program (PABSS) provides advocacy to individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits who are seeking to secure, maintain, or regain employment. PABSS enables DRRI to help people with disabilities access meaningful employment and support their employment rights.

NEWS FROM DRRI

Disability Rights Rhode Island is currently seeking to fill the position of Representative Payee Financial Investigator. If interested, please visit the listing on our employment page.
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Disability Rights Rhode Island and ACLU of Rhode Island Call Upon RI Legislature to Increase Funding for Community Services for Vulnerable Children, Not more Residential Treatment Facilities
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Settlement Reached in ADA Complaint Filed by Disability Rights Rhode Island Against Kent Hospital: $30,000 in Compensation, Improved Communication Services
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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! PUBLIC COMMENTS – Sept. 12–14, representatives from SAMHSA/CMHS will visit DRRI. SAMHSA/CMHS invites you to comment on the PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by DRRI.

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