DRC Programs - PAIR

Protection & Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)

PAIR provides rights protection and advocacy for persons with disabilities who are not eligible for service by other P&A programs.
 
We place a high value on empowerment as an outcome of our assistance to individuals. In keeping with this philosophy, our initial response to callers is usually to inform, to educate, and to provide short-term assistance to enable persons to advocate successfully on their own behalf. Longer-term advocacy is available as needed, in accordance with the Annual Program Priorities and legal representation can be provided to clients whose cases may benefit large numbers of persons with disabilities.
 
PAIR services help individuals having problems in such areas as discrimination in housing because of a disability, discrimination in employment because of a disability, or denial of access to services.
 
PAIR services are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and are provided free of charge.
 
Click here for OSERS information about the program.
 
Federally mandated protection and advocacy (P&A) system for Arkansans with disabilities