Community Integration

Disability Rights DC (DRDC) engages in both individual representation and systemic advocacy so that children and adults with disabilities receive the services and supports they need to live meaningful lives in their communities.  DRDC’s work in this area includes advocating for people with disabilities to be supported in community-based programs and with community-based services instead of in institutional placements and facilities, advocating for needed Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver and home health aide services, and advocating for quality integrated residential and employment supports from DC agencies. 

DRDC also represents individuals with disabilities seeking full and equal access to public accommodations (privately-owned businesses such as restaurants, stores, and healthcare facilities that are open to the public) and DC government programs and services.  In addition, DRDC advocates for the right of children and adults with disabilities to be provided with reasonable accommodations so they can fully access their community and needed services.  

DRDC accepts cases related to the right of people with disabilities in the District of Columbia to be fully integrated into their communities that fall under our grant priorities (see below). Requests for assistance are assessed on a case-by-case basis under our priorities and based on resources.

Program Priorities

To determine your eligibility for our services and better understand the breadth of our work, please review our 2024 priorities for the following Protection and Advocacy programs, linked below: 

Are you in need of our services?

Do not hesitate to contact us today at (202) 547-0198 (telephone), (202) 547-2657 (TTY), or email us at