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

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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)



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.


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.

Public Forum Notice

We Want to Hear from You!

On July 25-27, 2017 representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program will visit Disability Rights New York, the Protection and Advocacy system for the state of New York, in Albany. 

SAMHSA/CMHS invites you to send written comments about the PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by Disability Rights New York.

Please email your comments to PAIMI@samhsa.hhs.gov


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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.


Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities


Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness


Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights


Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology


Client Assistance Program


Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access


Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries


Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security

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