Welcome to Disability Rights Center of Arkansas.

Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (DRC) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the governor of Arkansas to implement the federally funded and authorized protection and advocacy systems throughout the state. DRC services provides information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring and training. DRC services are provided free of charge. DRC, a nonprofit agency, is independent from state or local government.


“To passionately assist the lives of people with disabilities through education, empowerment, and protection of their legal rights.”

Through leadership of its Governing Board and Advisory Councils, DRC staff provides services to children and adults with disabilities throughout Arkansas. We strive to serve our clients’ expressed wishes.

Disability Rights Center of Arkansas provides protection and advocacy services to people with disabilities in Arkansas under these Federal programs:

PADD – Developmental Disabilities
PAIMI – Mental Illness
PAIR – Individual Rights
CAP – Client Assistance Program
PAAT – Assistive Technology
PABSS – Beneficiaries of Social Security
PATBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
PAVA – Voting Access


Please consider supporting DRC’s mission of passionately advocating for Arkansans with disabilities by contributing a tax deductible donation.