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State Protection & Advocacy Systems

Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) work at the state level to protect individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. There are 57 P&As in the United States and its territories, and each is independent of service-providing agencies in their states.

Along with the other Administration on Disabilities grantees, P&As are dedicated to the ongoing fight for the personal and civil rights of individuals with disabilities. P&As provide legal support to traditionally unserved or underserved populations to help them navigate the legal system to achieve resolution and encourage systems change. P&As ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to exercise their rights to make choices, contribute to society, and live independently.

Beyond Litigation

While their focus is most often legal, P&As also engage in a range of other efforts to promote the rights of individuals with disabilities. They often provide information and referrals, as well as training and technical assistance to service providers, state legislators, and other policymakers. They also conduct self-advocacy training and raise public awareness of legal and social issues affecting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Working Toward Inclusive Education and Independent Living

P&As provide substantial advocacy and legal services on education issues, and work to ensure that students receive an appropriate education in an inclusive setting.

P&As have also made great strides in increasing the opportunities for individuals with disabilities to make decisions for themselves about where and with whom they live.

Olmstead and Other Cases

P&As have been involved in a significant number of landmark cases and work closely with other entities, especially State Councils on Developmental Disabilities and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service. P&As work to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1999 decision in Olmstead v. L.C., which requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of people with disabilities, and to ensure that they receive services in the most integrated setting possible.

P&A Programs

ACL administers the four P&A programs described below.

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)

Under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and the Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), each state and territory has a protection and advocacy system (P&A) designated by the state’s governor. The DD Act and other authorizing statutes, give the P&A authority to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities. The DD Act states that each P&A must have the authority to “pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies or approaches to ensure the protection of, and advocacy for, the rights of such individuals within the State." 42 U.S.C. 15043. P&As use a range of remedies to advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, including self-advocacy assistance, negotiation and litigation.

Under the DD Act, P&As also have the authority to investigate abuse and neglect in any setting where a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities receives services. With this authority, they may access and monitor both facilities and records to ensure that people’s rights are protected. P&A authorities are critical to exposing abuse and neglect of people will disabilities and safeguarding individuals’ right to live with dignity and self-determination.

PADD Outcome Data Tables

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 requires Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) grantees to report annually on progress achieved through advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities.

P&A Agencies, using their annual Program Performance Report (PPR), submit data to AIDD. The following tables provide select data for each state/territorial P&A as well as for the nation.

Report Title Year
 Clients Served 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
 Clients by Age 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
 Clients by Race and Ethnicity 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
 Clients’ Living Conditions 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
 Reasons for Closing Cases 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
 Intervention Strategies 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
 Problem Areas/Complaints of Clients Served 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Frequently Asked Questions: PADD Data Collection Methodology

What is a Protection and Advocacy System (P&As) and its functions?

Federally mandated in each 57 States and Territories; provide protection of the rights of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities through legally based advocacy. Its functions are to enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become independent, productive, integrated, and included into their communities.

Who does the P&A serve?

A P&A provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities based on several factors: population, financial need, and need for services (discrimination against, denied services).

How can I contact a P&A?

There is a P&A System in each state and territory in the U.S. Find yours at the bottom of this page.

What are the qualifications to be an individual client?

You must meet three (3) criteria to be served by a P&A:

  1. An individual must be eligible for P&A program services. You must refer to the program specific authorizing legislation for eligibility criteria.
  2. The agency has opened a case file, which includes at least your name, address, age, race, disability, signed release of information form (if appropriate), the individual’s issues of concern, and the action taken by the agency.
  3. The agency provided at least one “significant service,” such as a supervised referral that allows follow-up to assure that the referral was appropriate and completed; or the provision of any allowable service beyond I&R services, as defined above.

What type of services does the P&A provide to a client?

The P&A serves short-term assistant, investigation/monitoring/technical assistant in self-advocacy, negotiation, mediation, litigation, and administrative hearings.

How does AIDD collect data from the P&As?

Every year all 57 P&A submit their annual program performance report to AIDD. Data from those reports are compiled and made available at AIDD. It provides a snapshot of P&A’s work in helping people with disabilities in each state and territories.

Does AIDD collect individual client’s data from the P&A?

No. AIDD does not collect individual client data from P&As and it is not client based data. Data is a summary of individual and group clients served by P&As in a given year.

What are the main components of the PPR reports from where this data is compiled?

The main components are:

  1. Summary data of clients served (by age groups, ethnicity, and racial backgrounds)
  2. P&A client living conditions
  3. Outcomes
  4. Intervention strategies used in addressing client complaints
  5. Reason for closing individual’s case
  6. Outcome of P&A goals and objectives

What does AIDD do with this data once it is collected?

Besides providing a summary of achievements of P&As, the compiled data is used in AIDD’s bi-annual report to Congress and the President, reporting GPRA outcomes.

Other PADD Resources

Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT)

Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended

This program provides protection and advocacy services to assist individuals of all ages with disabilities in the acquisition, utilization, or maintenance of assistive technology services or devices. ACL provides formula grants to Protection and Advocacy agencies established under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

Grantees provide information, advocacy, representation, training, technical assistance, and general guidance to increase access to and provision of assistive technology devices and services. The emphasis is on consumer advocacy and capacity-building through protection and advocacy agencies in the states.

Annual Reports

The Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology Program: Annual Report describes the activities of, and outcomes produced by, the PAAT Program during each fiscal year. It uses data collected through a Program Performance Report (PPR) form approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The most recent Annual Report will be posted when available.


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Protection & Advocacy for Voting Accessibility (PAVA)

Help America Vote Act (HAVA) programs are designed to establish and improve participation in the election process for individuals with the full range of disabilities. Signed into law on October 29, 2002, HAVA assigns responsibility for the administration of the law’s disability provisions (sections 261 and 291) to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who delegated the responsibility to the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Currently, funding is awarded to eligible Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) under section 291 as well as entities providing training and technical assistance to P&As. P&As provide assistance to state and other government entities by surveying polling places, identifying potential modifications to make specific polling places accessible, and developing criteria for identifying accessible polling places.

Ensuring Full Participation in the Electoral Process

In each eligible state and territory, P&As work to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the voting process. P&As educate individuals about voter registration and their legal rights pertaining to voting, provide voter registration opportunities, and help individuals access the polls on election day. Individuals interested in filing complaints may also be assisted and represented by the P&As.

Providing Training and Technical Assistance to Protection and Advocacy Systems

Eligible nonprofit organizations receive discretionary grants to assist P&As in developing proficiency in the use of voting systems and technologies for individuals with disabilities and demonstrating and evaluating the use of such systems and technologies. P&As also receive training and technical assistance for providing non-visual access in the voting process. Grants are authorized under section 291 of HAVA as a seven percent set-aside of the total appropriation for P&As. After receiving training and technical assistance, P&As may inform others on the availability of accessible voting equipment and its use.

Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI)

Individuals with TBI are often faced with improper diagnosis, inability to access support or rehabilitation services, institutional segregation, unemployment, and being forced to navigate complicated and cumbersome service and support systems.

The goals of the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program focus on helping state and local agencies develop resources so that all individuals with TBI and their families will have accessible, available, acceptable, and appropriate services and supports. The Protection and Advocacy TBI Grant Program is one way the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Program advances these goals.

The P&A TBI program is a formula grant that provides funding for the 57 P&As in the U.S. and its territories as well as the Native American Protection and Advocacy Project to assess their State/Territory P&A Systems' responsiveness to TBI issues and provide advocacy support to individuals with TBI and their families.

Together, P&As comprise the nation's largest provider of legally based advocacy services for people with disabilities. P&As have the legal authority to:

  • Investigate suspected abuse or neglect and seek justice for victims and their families;
  • Have access to records and facilities necessary to investigate abuse or neglect or to monitor the treatment and safety of residents;
  • Pursue litigation and all other appropriate remedies under federal, state, and local law;
  • Provide information and referrals regarding entitlements to services and other legal rights; and/or
  • Educate policymakers on needed reforms to disability-related laws and services

All P&As maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and other disabilities, where they monitor, investigate, and attempt to remedy adverse conditions and situations. They devote considerable resources to ensuring full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlement programs (e.g., Medicaid and Social Security), healthcare, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities, and they respond to allegations of abuse and neglect.

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the voluntary membership association for the P&A and CAP agencies. As a network, the P&A and CAP agencies are the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. NDRN’s mission is to promote the integrity and capacity of P&As by providing training and technical assistance and legal support to the P&A network. 

State P&A Technical Assistance

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Through training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy, NDRN works to create a society in which people with disabilities are afforded equality of opportunity and are able to fully participate by exercising choice and self-determination.


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National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
900 2nd Street, N.E., Suite 211
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 408-9514
Fax: (202) 408-9520
TTY: (202) 408-9521
Web: www.ndrn.org
Email: info@ndrn.org

Executive Director: Curtis Decker
Email: curt.decker@ndrn.org

The Training and Advocacy Support Center (TASC) is implemented under contract by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), which provides technical assistance to state P&As.

Find your P&A Agency


Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program

The University of Alabama
P.O. Box 870395
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0395

Phone: (205) 348-4928 | Toll-free: (800) 826-1675
TDD: (205) 348-9484
Fax: (205) 348-3909
Email: adap@adap.ua.edu
Web: www.adap.net

State of Alabama Client Assistance Program

400 Union St
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (800) 228-3231
Fax: (334) 230-9765
Email: rachel.hughes@rehab.alabama.gov
Web: sacap.alabama.gov


Disability Law Center of Alaska

3330 Arctic Boulevard, Suite 103
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone & TDD: (907) 565-1002 | Toll-free: (800) 478-1234
Fax: (907) 565-1000
Email: akpa@dlcak.org 
Web: www.dlcak.org


Arizona Center for Disability Law

177 North Church Ave, Suite 800
Tucson, Arizona 85701-1119

Phone: (520) 327-9547 | Toll-free: (800) 927-2260
Fax: (520) 884-0992
Email: center@azdisabilitylaw.org
Web: www.azdisabilitylaw.org


Disability Rights Arkansas, Inc.

400 W Capitol Ave, Suite 1200
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone & TDD: (501) 296-1775 | Toll-free: (800) 482-1174
Fax: (501) 296-1779
Email: info@disabilityrightsar.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsar.org


Disability Rights California

1831 K St
Sacramento, CA 95811-4114

Phone: (916) 504-5800 | Toll-free: (800) 776-5746
Toll-free TTY: (800) 719-5798 
Fax: (916) 488-9962
Email: legalhelp@disabilityrightsca.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsca.org | www.disabilityrightsca.org/espanol


Disability Law Colorado

455 Sherman St, Suite 130 
Denver, CO 80203

Phone & TDD: (303) 722-0300 | Toll-free: (800) 288-1376
Fax: (303) 722-0720
Email: dlcmail@disabilitylawco.org
Web: www.disabilitylawco.org


Office of Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

60-B Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120-1551

Phone: (860) 297-4300 | Toll-free: (800) 842-7303
TDD: (860) 566-2102
Fax: (860) 566-8714
E-Mail: craig.henrici@ct.gov 
Web: www.ct.gov/opapd


Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Community Services Building, Suite 801
100 W 10th St
Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: (302) 575-0660 ext. 229
TDD: (302) 575-0660
Fax: (302) 575-0840
Email: datkins@declasi.org
Web: www.declasi.org

Client Assistance Program of United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc.

700A River Rd
Wilmington, DE 19809-2746

Phone: (302) 764-6216 | Toll-free: (800) 640-9336
Fax: (302) 764-8713
Email: ucpde@ucpde.org
Web: www.ucpde.org

District Of Columbia

University Legal Services

220 I Street, NE, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 547-0198
Fax: (202) 547-2083
Email: jbrown@uls-dc.org
Web: www.uls-dc.org


Disability Rights Florida

2473 Care Dr, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone: (850) 488-9071 | Toll-free: (800) 342-0823
Toll-free TDD: (800) 346-4127
Fax: (850) 488-8640
Email: maryellenm@disabilityrightsflorida.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsflorida.org


Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc
One Decatur Town Center
150 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite 430
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone & TDD: (404) 885-1234 | Toll-free: (800) 537-2329
Toll-free TDD: (800) 610-2779
Fax: (404) 378-0031
Email: info@thegao.org
Web: www.thegao.org

Georgia Client Assistance Program
123 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: (404) 373-3116 | Toll-free: (800) 822-9727            
Fax: (404) 373-4110
Email: GaCAPDirector@georgiacap.com
Web: www.georgiacap.com


Hawaii Disability Rights Center

1132 Bishop Street, Suite 2102
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone & TTY: (808) 949-2922 | Fax: (808) 949-2928
Toll-free TTY: (800) 882-1057
Email: info@hawaiidisabilityrights.org
Web: www.hawaiidisabilityrights.org


Disability Rights Idaho

4477 Emerald St, Suite B-100
Boise, ID 83706-2066

Phone & TDD: (208) 336-5353 | Toll-free: (866) 262-3462
Fax: (208) 336-5396
Email: info@disabilityrightsidaho.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsidaho.org


Equip for Equality, Inc.

20 N Michigan Ave, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: (312) 341-0022 | Toll-free: (800) 537-2632
Fax: (312) 541-7544
Toll-free TDD: (800) 610-2779
Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Web: www.equipforequality.org

Illinois Client Assistance Program

100 N First St, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: (217) 782-5375 | Toll-free:  (800) 641-3929 
Fax: (217) 875-9797
Email: dhs.cap@illinois.gov
Web: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=37637


Indiana Disability Rights

4701 N Keystone Ave, Suite 222
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Phone: (317) 722-5555 | Toll-free: (800) 622-4845
Fax: (317) 722-5564
Email: dawadams@ipas.in.gov
Web: www.IN.gov/ipas


Disability Rights Iowa

400 East Court Avenue, Suite 300
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 278-2502 | Toll-free: (800) 779-2502
TDD: (515) 278-0571 | Toll-free TDD: (866) 483-3342
Fax: (515) 278-0539
Email: info@disabilityrightsiowa.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsiowa.org

Assistive Technology Legal Project, Legal Clinic at U of Iowa

386 Boyd Law Building 
Melrose & Byington Streets 
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113

Phone: (319) 335-9023 | Fax: (319) 353-5445
Email: law-legal-clinic@uiowa.edu

Community Advocacy Services 
Office of Persons with Disabilities
Lucas State Office Building, 2nd Floor 
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 281-8088 | Toll-free: (888) 219-0471
Fax: (515) 242-6119
Toll-Free TDD: (888) 219-0471
Email: jackie.wipperman@iowa.gov
Web: www.humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/pd


Disability Rights Center of Kansas

214 SW 6th Ave, Suite 100 
Topeka, KS 66603

Phone: (785) 273-9661 | Toll-free: (877) 776-1541
Fax: (785) 273-9414
Email: info@drckansas.org
Web: www.drckansas.org


Kentucky Protection and Advocacy

5 Mill Creek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-2967
TDD: (800) 372-2988 (Toll-free)
Fax: 502-695-6764
Email: Jeffp.edwards@ky.gov 
Web: www.kypa.net

Client Assistance Program
275 E Main St, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop 2 E-K 
Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: (502) 564-8035 | Toll-free: (800) 633-6283 
Video Phone: (502) 564-0530                                          
Fax: (502) 564-1566
Email: Gerry.Gordon-Brown@ky.gov
Web: kycap.ky.gov


Advocacy Center

8325 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: (504) 522-2337 | Toll-free: (800) 960-7705
Fax: (504) 522-5507
Email: advocacycenter@advocacyla.org
Web: www.advocacyla.org


Disability Rights Maine

24 Stone Street, Suite 204
Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: (207) 626-2774 | Fax: (207) 621-1419
TDD: (800) 452-1948
Email: advocate@drme.org
Web: www.drme.org

134 Main St, Suite 2C 
Winthrop, ME 04364

Phone: (207) 377-7055 | Toll-free: (800) 773-7055  
Fax: (207) 377-7057
Email: kathy.despres@caresinc.org
Web: www.caresinc.org


Maryland Disability Law Center

The Walbert Building, Suite 400
1500 Union Ave, Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21211-1982

Phone: (410) 727-6352 | Toll-free: (800) 233-7201
TDD: (410) 235-5387
Fax: (410) 727-6389
Email: virginiak@mdlclaw.org
Web: www.mdlclaw.org

Client Assistance Program 
Maryland State Dept of Ed, Div of Rehab Serv
2301 Argonne Dr 
Baltimore, MD 21218-1696

Phone: (410) 554-9361 | Fax: (410) 554-9362
Email: cap.dors@maryland.gov
Web: www.dors.maryland.gov/resources/pages/CAP.aspx


Disability Law Center, Inc.

11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 723-8455 | Toll-free: (800) 872-9992
Fax: (617) 723-9125
Email: mail@dlc-ma.org
Web: www.dlc-ma.org

Client Assistance Program
MA Office on Disability
One Ashburton Place, Room 1305
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 727-7440 | Toll Free: (800) 322-2020             
Fax: (617) 727-0965
Email: amy.rangi@massmail.state.ma.us
Web: www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/oversight-agencies/mod/


Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.

4095 Legacy Parkway, Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 487-1755 | Toll-free: (800) 288-5923
Fax: (517) 487-0827
Email: ecerano@mpas.org
Web: www.mpas.org


Minnesota Disability Law Center

430 First Ave, North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780

Phone: (612) 332-1441 | Toll-free: (800) 292-4150
Fax: (612) 334-5755
Email: chaukedahl@mylegalaid.org
Web: www.mylegalaid.org


Disability Rights Mississippi

210 E Capitol St, Suite 600
Jackson, MS 39201

Phone: (601) 968-0600 | Toll-free: (800) 772-4057
Fax: (601) 968-0665
Email: amaclaine@drms.ms
Web: www.drms.ms

MS Society for Disabilities
P.O. Box 4958 
Jackson, MS 39296

Phone: (601) 362-2585 | Fax: (601) 982-1951
E-Mail: Johnmsd@bellsouth.net
Web: www.msdisabilities.com


Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services

925 S Country Club Dr
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573) 893-3333 | Toll-free: (800) 392-8667
Fax: (573) 893-4231
Email: mopasjc@earthlink.net
Web: www.moadvocacy.org


Disability Rights Montana

1022 Chestnut St
Helena, MT 59601

Phone: (406) 449-2344 | Toll-free: (800) 245-4743
Fax: (406) 449-2418
Email: advocate@disabilityrightsmt.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsmt.org


Disability Rights Nebraska

134 S 13th St, Suite 600
Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone & TDD: (402) 474-3183 | Toll-free: (800) 422-6691
Fax: (402) 474-3274
Email: info@disabilityrightsnebraska.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsnebraska.org

Client Assistance Program
301 Centennial Mall South, Box 94987 
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-3656 | Toll Free: (800) 742-7594
Fax: (402) 471-0117
Email: victoria.rasmussen@nebraska.gov
Web: http://www.cap.nebraska.gov/


Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center

2820 W Charleston Blvd, Suite 11
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Phone: (702) 257-8150 | Toll-free: (888) 349-3843
TDD: (702) 257-8160
Fax: (702) 257-8170
Email: lasvegas@ndalc.org
Web: www.ndalc.org

New Hampshire

Disability Rights Center New Hampshire
64 N Main St, Suite 2, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03301-4913

Phone & TDD: (603) 228-0432 | Toll-free: (800) 834-1721
Fax: (603) 225-2077
Email: advocacy@drcnh.org
Web: www.drcnh.org

Client Assistance Program 
Governor’s Commission on Disability
121 S Fruit St, Ste 101
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: (603) 271-2773 | Fax: (603) 271-2837
Email: disability@nh.gov
Web: https://www.nh.gov/disability/about/cap.htm

New Jersey

Disability Rights New Jersey

210 S Broad St, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Phone: (609) 292-9742 | Toll-free: (800) 922-7233 (NJ Only)
Fax: (609) 777-0187
Email: advocate@drnj.org
Web: www.drnj.org

New Mexico

Disability Rights New Mexico

1720 Louisiana Blvd., NE, Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone & TDD: (505) 256-3100 | Toll-free: (800)432-4682
Fax: (505) 256-3184
Email: info@drnm.org
Web: www.drnm.org

New York

Disability Rights New York 

725 Broadway, Suite 450
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 432-7861 | Toll-free: (800) 993-8982
Fax: (518) 427-6561
Email: mail@drny.org 
Web: www.drny.org

North Carolina

Disability Rights North Carolina

3724 National Dr, Suite 100 
Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: (919) 856-2195 | Toll-free: (877) 235-4210
TDD: (919) 733-9250
Fax: (919) 856-2244
Email: info@disabilityrightsnc.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsnc.org

Client Assistance Program 
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services 

2806 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2806

Phone: (919) 855-3600 | Toll Free: (800) 215-7227
Fax: (919) 715-2456
Email: nccap@dhhs.nc.gov
Web: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/client-assistance-program

North Dakota

North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project

400 E Broadway, Suite 409
Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: (701) 328-2950 | Toll-free: (800) 472-2670
Fax: (701) 328-3934
Email: panda@nd.gov
Web: www.ndpanda.org


Disability Rights Ohio

50 W Broad St, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215-5923

Phone & TDD: (614) 466-7264 | Toll-free: (800) 282-9181
Fax: (614) 644-1888
Email: mkirkman@disabilityrightsohio.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsohio.org


Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.

2915 Classen Blvd, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: (405) 525-7755 | Toll-free: (800) 880-7755
Fax: (405) 525-7759
Email: kayla@okdlc.org
Web: http://www.okdlc.org/

Client Assistance Program 
Office of Disability Concerns 

2401 NW 23rd, Suite 90 
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Phone: (405) 521-3756 | Toll Free: (800) 522-8224
Fax: (405) 522-6695
E-Mail: cap@odc.ok.gov
Web: https://www.ok.gov/odc/C.A.P./


Disability Rights Oregon

610 SW Broadway, Suite 200 
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 243-2081 | Toll-free: (800) 452-1694
Toll-free TDD: (800) 556-5351
Fax: (503) 243-1738
Email: bob@disabilityrightsoregon.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsoregon.org


Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)

301 Chestnut St, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 236-8110 | Toll-free: (800) 692-7443
Fax: (717) 236-0192
TDD: (877) 375-7139
Email: drnpa-hbg@disabilityrightspa.org
Web: www.disabilityrightspa.org

PA Client Assistance Program
1515 Market St, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 557-7112 | Fax: (215) 557-7602
Email: spenningtonlaw@aol.com
Web: www.equalemployment.org

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Disability Law Center, Inc.

275 Westminster St, Suite 401
Providence, RI 02903-3434

Phone: (401) 831-3150 | Toll-free: (800) 733-5332
TDD: (401) 831-5335
Fax: (401) 274-5568
Email: info@ridlc.org
Web: www.ridlc.org

South Carolina

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.

3710 Landmark Dr, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204

Phone & TTY: (803) 782-0639 | Toll-free: (866) 275-7273
Toll-free TTY: (866) 232-4525
Fax: (803) 790-1946
Email: info@pandasc.org
Web: www.pandasc.org

Office of the Governor 
Division of Ombudsman & Citizen Services

1205 Pendleton St 
Columbia, SC 29211

Phone: (803) 734-0285 | Fax: (803) 734-0546
E-Mail: cap@oepp.sc.gov
Web: cap.sc.gov

South Dakota

South Dakota Advocacy Services

221 S Central Ave, Ste 38
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone & TTY: (605) 224-8294 | Toll-free: (800) 658-4782
Fax: (605) 224-5125
Email: sdas@sdadvocacy.com
Web: www.sdadvocacy.com


Disability Rights Tennessee

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: (615) 298-1080 | Toll-free: (800) 342-1660
Fax: (615) 298-2046
Toll-free TTY: (800) 852-2852 
Email: gethelp@disabilityrightstn.org
Web: www.disabilityrightstn.org


Disability Rights Texas

2222 W Braker Ln
Austin, TX 78758

Phone: (512) 454-4816 | Toll-free & TDD: (800) 252-9108
Fax: (512) 323-0902
Email: mfaithfull@DisabilityRightsTx.org
Web: www.DisabilityRightsTx.org


Disability Law Center
The Community Legal Center

205 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Phone: (801) 363-1347 | Toll-free: (800) 662-9080
TDD: (801) 924-3185
Fax: (801) 363-1437
Email: azahradnikova@disabilitylawcenter.org
Web: www.disabilitylawcenter.org


Vermont Protection and Advocacy, Inc.

141 Main St, Suite 7
Montpellier, VT 05602

Phone: (802) 229-1355 | Toll-free: (800) 834-7890
Fax: (802) 229-1359
Email: info@disabilityrightsvt.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsvt.org

Vermont Disability Law Project
57 N Main St, Suite 2 
Rutland, VT 05701

Phone: (802) 775-0021 | Fax: (802) 775-0022
Email: nbreiden@vtlegalaid.org
Web: www.vtlegalaid.org


disAbility Law Center of Virginia

1512 Willow Lawn Dr, Suite 100 
Richmond, VA 23230

Phone & TDD: (804) 225-2042 | Toll-free: (800) 552-3962
Fax: (804) 662-7431
Email: info@dlcv.org
Web: http://www.dlcv.org


Disability Rights Washington

315 5th Ave S, Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: (206) 324-1521 | Toll-free: (800) 562-2702
Toll-free TDD: (800) 905-0209
Fax: (206) 957-0729
Email: info@dr-wa.org
Web: www.disabilityrightswa.org

Client Assistance Program

2531 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

Phone: (206) 721-5999 | Fax: (206) 721-4537
Email: jcap@qwestoffice.net
Web: www.washingtoncap.org

West Virginia

West Virginia Advocates, Inc.

Litton Bldg, 4th Floor
1207 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone & TDD: (304) 346-0847 | Toll-free: (800) 950-5250
Fax: (304) 346-0867
Email: chausch@wvadvocates.org
Web: www.wvadvocates.org


Disability Rights Wisconsin

131 W Wilson St, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 267-0214 | Toll-free: (800) 928-8778
Toll-free TTD: (888) 758-6049
Fax: (608) 267-0368
Email: info@drwi.org
Web: www.disabilityrightswi.org

Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Dr
PO Box 8911 
Madison, WI 53708-8911

Phone: (608) 224-5070 | Fax: (608) 224-5069
Email: linda.vegoe@datcp.state.wi.us
Web: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/ConsumerProtection.aspx


Wyoming Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.

7344 Stockman St
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Phone: (307) 632-3496 | Toll-free & Toll-free TDD: (800) 821-3091
Fax: (307) 638-0815
Email: wypanda@wypanda.com
Web: www.wypanda.com

U.S. Territories

Puerto Rico

Office of the Governor, Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities
Ombudsman for the Disabled

PO Box 41309
San Juan, PR 00940-1309

Phone: (787) 721-4299 | Toll-free: (800) 981-4125
TDD: (787) 725-4014
Fax: (787) 721-2455
Email: idiaz@oppi.gobierno.pr
Web: www.oppi.gobierno.pr

Virgin Islands

Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands

63 Estate Cane Carlton
Frederiksted, VI 00840

Phone: (340) 772-1200 | TDD: (340) 772-4641
Fax: (340) 772-0609
Email: amelia@drcvi.org
Web: www.drcvi.org

American Samoa

Client Assistance Program and Protection & Advocacy

P.O. Box 3937
Pago Pago, AS 96799

Phone & TDD: (684) 633-2441 | Fax: (684) 633-7286
Email: uta.opad@americansamoa.gov
Web: americansamoa.gov

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc.

P.O Box 503529
Saipan, MP 96950-3529

Phone: (670) 235-7274
Fax: (670) 235-7275
Email: jamesrayphand@gmail.com / jrayphand@nmpasi.org
Web: www.nmpasi.com


Guam Legal Services 

113 Bradley Pl
Hagatna, GU 96910-4911

Phone: (671) 477-9811
Fax: (671) 477-1320
Email: information@guamlegalservices.com
Web: www.lawhelp.org/GU/

Guam Client Assistance Program 

UIU Building, Suite 2F
PO Box 23474 
267 South Marine Corps Dr
GMF, GU 96921

Phone: (671) 646-4227 | Fax: (671) 649-4211
Email: edmund_cruz@yahoo.com

Native American

Native American Disability Law Center, Inc.
3535 E 30th St, Suite 201 
Farmington, NM 87402

Phone: (505) 566-5880 | Toll Free: (800) 862-7271
Fax: (505) 566-5889
Email: info@nativedisabilitylaw.org
Web: www.nativedisabilitylaw.org

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