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P&A for Individual Rights (PAIR)

PAIR Priorities

DRNY provides a wide range of services to those who do not qualify for the other programs through the Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) Program.

These services include:

  • Advice/counsel
  • Support in pursuing administrative remedies
  • Technical assistance
  • Investigation and monitoring
  • Negotiation/mediation
  • Direct legal representation
  • Training and information/referral

Individuals often face significant problems related to any or all of the following:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Access to services 
  • Access to health care and medical insurance
  • Access to housing and housing discrimination
  • Access to appropriate and less restrictive residential placements
  • Accommodations, transportation and education

DRNY assists people of all ages in understanding and protecting their rights. We access available resources to achieve greater independence and integration into communities, enhancing opportunities for increased productivity.

Who is Eligible for PAIR Services?

PAIR clients are individuals with disabilities who are not eligible for assistance under the other P&A programs at DRNY.

There is no charge for our services