Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA   |  www.disabilityrightspa.org

Mission

Disability Rights Pennsylvania protects and advocates for rights of people with disabilities so that they may live the lives they choose, free from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and segregation.

Ruling year info

1980

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Peri Jude Radecic J.D.

Main address

301 Chestnut Street Suite 300

Harrisburg, PA 17101 USA

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Formerly known as

Pennsylvania Protection & Advocacy, Inc.

Developmental Disabilities Rights Network

EIN

23-2041538

NTEE code info

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

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Developmental Disabilities Bill Of Rights and Assistance

The Developmental Disabilities (DD) Act program provides protection and advocacy services focusing primarily on abuse, neglect and rights violations for people who are DD. Other program priority areas include access to health and mental health care services, epson-centered planning, ending discrimination in areas like special education, housing, employment, and public accommodations, and training and outreach.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Ethnic and racial groups

The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) continues to ensure that the rights of individuals with mental illness in mental health recovery are observed in community as well as institutions. The PAIMI Program strives to ensure that the systems currently in place to assist these individuals provide appropriate services in a recovery oriented manner. Through investigations and monitoring, the PAIMI program staff identify common issues to advocate for systemic changes. PAIMI Program staff responds to received reports via the Disability Rights Pennsylvania's Intake System of abuse and neglect.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
Ethnic and racial groups

The Disability Rights Pennsylvania's vision is that all Pennsylvanians with disabilities are empowered with opportunities and choices, are valued members of their communities fully included in all aspects of community life having access to quality education, employment opportunities, and housing options living free from abuse, neglect and discrimination.

 

Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights provides for protection and advocacy for the rights of individuals with disabilities who are ineligible for services from the Protection and Advocacy for Developmental Disabilities (PADD) program and the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program, or whose problems fall outside the scope of services available from the Client Assistance Program (CAP). The PAIR Program strives to ensure that the systems currently in place to assist these individuals provide appropriate services in the community that ensure Consumer Control and autonomy.. Through individual case work and monitoring, the PAIR program staff identifies common issues to advocate for systemic changes.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Ethnic and racial groups

Provides information on work incentives and their impact for eligible beneficiaries of Social Security Disablity Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) who are interested in obtaining or maintaining employment.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
People with disabilities

The Protection and Advocacy of Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program is responsible for protecting the rights of SSDI and SSI beneficiaries who wish to gain or continue work. The PABSS program seeks to assist beneficiaries to overcome barriers to obtaining work, returning to work, and/or maintaining work. PABSS Program staff is able to provide information on supports and services available when an individuals chooses to return to work or can assist in getting the supports necessary if a person has already returned to work. Systemically the program seeks to identify and correct systemic barriers to employment and supports necessary to facilitate entry or re-entry to the workplace.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Ethnic and racial groups

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Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeniece Davis