Your questions, answered
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Who does DRNC help?
What can DRNC help me with?
- Live in the community of your choice
- Have equal access to services, employment, housing and education in that community
- Live an independent and integrated life
- Be free to make choices about how you live
- Be safe in your community (including prevention of abuse and neglect in institutions and facilities)
- Prepare for and recover from natural disasters
Learn more about the issues our organization will be focusing on this coming year.
How can I get help?
What kinds of services does DRNC provide?
How can I learn more about my rights?
It can be hard to know exactly what you can and can’t ask for. And during a crisis, you need to act fast. Our goal is to make it easy for you to find the information you need quickly. You can find basic information on common disability topics on our resources page. If you can’t find what you need, use the search. We have fact sheets, guides, and videos to explain the laws that protect people with disabilities. You will also find sample letters, and tips and ideas for advocating.
If you need legal help, apply here. You can also contact us if you need help finding a specific resource, or need an accommodation.
Will you take my case?
We have also learned that when we take certain types of cases, we can make things better for the client and for many other people too. If you have a concern, we Contact Us. Your case could become part of a larger, class action lawsuit. It is also important that we keep track of the problems facing people with disabilities throughout the state.
Learn more about our legally based services and how we advocate:
What other community resources are available if you can’t help me?
We may refer you to another agency or community partner that can help, or match you with a volunteer advocate or attorney.
We are always advocating and fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. Check out some of our current projects!
What is a Protection and Advocacy Agency (P&A)?
What is Access Authority?
What do you mean by Target Areas of Work?
- We review the calls we have received to determine which problems impact you the most. (This is why it is so important for you to call us with your concerns!)
- We also conduct an annual statewide survey to get input from people with disabilities and their family members and advocates.
Once we finalize this list of goals, or Targets, and our board of directors approves them, we use the Targets to guide our work. In everything we do, our focus is always to protect the rights of people with disabilities, and to advocate for full inclusion in the communities where you live, work, play, and go to school.