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  "I call for solidarity among all who love justice, all who love life, to create a revolution that will empower every single human being to govern his or her life, to govern the society and to be fully productive of life quality for self and for all." - Justin Dart

Now Available - Read DRC's 2013 Annual Report


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Read DRC's December 2013 Newsletter

Now Available - Services for Adults with Intellectual &
Developmental Disabilities: Report on the 2013 Feedback
Survey & Statewide Public Forums    
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Thank you to the Maine Developmental Services Oversight & Advisory Board and the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies for writing this report.


THANK YOU to everyone who attended DRC's 13th Annual Membership Dinner!  Over 200 individuals joined us for this wonderful event, which featured an inspirational keynote address by U.S. Senator Angus King.  The following individuals / business were also honored for their advocacy work on behalf of people with disabilities.
  • Lydia Richard, Helen M. Bailey Advocacy Award
  • Gil Broberg, Equal Access for All Award
  • Proctor & Gamble, Tambrands' Flexi-Center Initiative, Disability Rights Center Business Award

Maine Becomes an Employment First state.  To learn more about Employment First and the coalition behind this effort, visit http://www.employmentfirstmaine.org.

DRC 2013 Dinner Sponsors

DRC works closely with Speaking Up For Us (SUFU), Maine's statewide self-advocacy agency for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Click here to read more about SUFU's activities across Maine.

Who We Are

The Disability Rights Center (DRC) is Maine's protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities. It is a non-profit agency independent of state and federal government.


What We Do

DRC provides individuals with information about their rights and service systems, and represents individuals at meetings and hearings by providing legal services to individuals and groups. In addition, DRC works for systemic change and offers trainings on individual rights and developing advocacy skills. We also act as a referral service for individuals we are unable to directly assist.