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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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.
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
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.
Thank you for helping DRNY provide the best possible advocacy services to people with disabilities in New York State.
This information is available in other formats and languages upon request.
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.
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.
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