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Services for people with disabilities
~ “Disability Rights DC (DRDC) at University Legal Services is the federally-designated protection and advocacy program for people with disabilities ”
~ “DRDC engages in a variety of activities to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities including: individual representation, systemic advocacy, community outreach and education and investigation of abuse and neglect. All services are provided free-of-charge to eligible individuals with disabilities”
~Their programs/services include:
~~Disability Rights DC – Client Assistance Program
~~Disability Rights DC – Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
~~Disability Rights DC – Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
~~Disability Rights DC – Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights
~~Disability Rights DC – Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
~~Disability Rights DC – Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access
~~Disability Rights DC – Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology
~~Disability Rights DC – DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project
~~Disability Rights DC – Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
~ “The Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia (ATPDC) is a city-wide program which enables Washingtonians with disabilities,  their family members, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology (AT) needed for education, employment, and community living.”
~ Examples of assistive technology devices include vibrating smoke alarms, electronic magnifiers, speech communication apps, stair glides and text-to-speech software and apps (WYNN, Read and Write Gold, etc.).
~They offer 4 programs:  AT Resource Center, AT Device Loan Program, Disability Equipment Recycling Program and the AT Financing Loan Program.
~For more information about how to access these resources, click here.


www.uls-dc.org/protection-and-advocacy-program/disability-rights-dc

Email: [email protected]

220 I Street, N.E., Suite 130 Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 547-4747


Last updated: 08.09.19