To enhance and promote the equality, self-determination,
independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of people with
disabilities through education, strategic advocacy and legal
Who We Help
Disability Rights Center provides advocacy services to Maine citizen's
with disabilities who need help with a problem related to their
disability. You may be eligible for our services if:
- You have a developmental disability;
- You have a psychiatric disability;
- You have a traumatic brain injury;
- You have a disability and believe your civil rights have been violated;
- You are the parent of a child with a disability and need help obtaining special education services for your child;
- You are a resident of the Riverview or Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Treatment Centers; or,
- You have questions about your right to vote and/or accessible voting.
The Disability Rights Center makes decisions on who they will represent
based on a number of factors. Factors used in the decision:
- The integrity of your claim;
- Whether your claim falls under one of our priority areas;
- Whether your claim has the potential to achieve systemic change for people with disabilities; and,
You may not be eligible for our services if you are entitled to receive appointed legal services from another source.
- The availability of resources at the Disability Rights Center.
How We Help
DRC Provides the Following Services:
- Information and Referral;
- Education and Training; and,
- Assistance with Self-Advocacy
DRC welcomes calls from people with disabilities inquiring about their
legal rights. However, the DRC does not advise landlords, schools,
businesses or providers of accommodations or services.