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Protection and Advocacy Agencies

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The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System comprise is a congressionally mandated, legally based disability rights agencies. A P&A agency exists in every U.S. state and territory. P&A agencies have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under all federal and state laws, to all people with disabilities (based on a system of priorities for services).  These agencies devote considerable resources to ensuring full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities

Services provided (Based on priorities and resources):

  • Information and Referral
  • Individual Advocacy
  • Legal Representation
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Education and Training
  • Assistance with Self-Advocacy

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