Episode 91 Resources: Protection and Advocacy Systems for People with Disabilities


National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) works on behalf of the Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) and Client Assistance Programs (CAPs), the nation’s largest providers of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities.
Link: ndrn.org
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
820 First St. NE, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-408-9514
Fax: 202-408-9520
TDD/TTY: 202-408-9521
Email: info@ndrn.org

  • Find the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) program in your state
    NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP). There is a P&A/CAP agency in every state and U.S. territory as well as one serving the Native American population in the four corners region.
    Link: ndrn.org/about/ndrn-member-agencies
  • Client Assistance Program (CAP)
    CAP and the P&A work together. CAP helps people with disabilities who use or need state vocational rehabilitation (VR) services by providing information about their rights under the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Contact your state P&A office to find the CAP program.
    Source: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
    Link: rsa.ed.gov/about/programs/client-assistance-program

Selected Reports on NDRN Advocacy Activities

History and Purpose of the Protection and Advocacy System

Protection and Advocacy Program Partners

Selected ADA Live Podcasts & Resources on Disability Rights and Advocacy

Other Disability Advocacy Groups


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