DRNY is supported by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration; U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration; and, the Social Security Administration. The information on DRNY's website does not represent the views, positions or policies of, or the endorsements by, any of these federal agencies.

MISSION STATEMENT

Disability Rights New York Legal Services

DRNY provides free legal and advocacy services to individuals with disabilities. Working tirelessly to protect and advance the rights of children and adults with disabilities, DRNY is committed to enabling those we serve to exercise their own life choices and fully participate in community life.



DRNY envisions an inclusive world that provides equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities - one that is free from discrimination, abuse and neglect.

VISION STATEMENT

DRNY is required, on an annual basis, to create subject matter priorities for its programs and to solicit comments and suggestions about those priorities from people with disabilities and others throughout the state.  Once finalized, these priorities will be a statement of where DRNY will focus its advocacy efforts and resources on behalf of people with disabilities during the next fiscal year.

Below are DRNY’s Proposed Priorities for its six (6) Protection & Advocacy programs for the period October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.  Please review these Proposed Priorities, and provide your comments and suggestions.

You can submit your comments by email:   

Link to PADD Priorities: Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) Program Priorities
Email Comments to PADD@DRNY.org

Link to PAIMI Priorities: Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program Priorities
Email Comments to PAIMI@DRNY.org 

Link to PAIR Priorities: Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) Program Priorities
Email Comments to PAIR@DRNY.org

Link to PAAT Priorities: Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) Program Priorities
Email Comments to PAAT@DRNY.org

Link to PAVA Priorities: Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) Program Priorities 
Email Comments to PAVA@DRNY.org

Link to PATBI Priorities: Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PATBI) Program Priorities 
Email Comments to PATBI@DRNY.org

You can also mail your comments to:
Disability Rights New York
Attn: Protection & Advocacy Program Priorities 
Suite 450
725 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

If you prefer to discuss your comments rather than put them in writing, please contact DRNY toll free at (800) 993-8982. 
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New York residents with disabilities can contact DRNY for assistance with problems directly related to their disabilities. DRNY investigates complaints and provides direct assistance to callers with disability-related issues under the terms of its federal grants and its annual goals and priorities.


PADD

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

PAIMI

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

PAIR

Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights

PAAT

Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology

CAP

Client Assistance Program

PAVA

Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access

PATBI

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries

PABSS

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security


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Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York. As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Protection & Advocacy Client Assistance Program

Contact DRNY

 

725 Broadway, Suite 450 

Albany, New York 12207


25 Chapel Street, Suite 1005

Brooklyn, New York 11201


44 Exchange Blvd, Suite 110
Rochester, New York 14614


(518) 432-7861

(518) 512-3448 (TTY)             

(800) 993-8982 (Toll Free)

(518) 427-6561 (Fax)

mail@DRNY.org

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