Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to protect and advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, self-determination and choices for all people with disabilities. DRF is a non-profit organization that provides legal advocacy and right protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities, including Down syndrome. They strive to address the following:

  • Disputes involving Medicaid eligibility including Protected Medicaid, Home & Community Based Services Waivers, and Medicare Savings Programs.
  • Discrimination in housing, architectural barriers, service animals, transportation, and access to public and private programs and services.
  • Abuse, neglect, and rights violations in an institution, prison or jail.
  • Rights to a least restrictive environment, privacy, choice, dignity, and other basic human and civil rights.
  • Barriers to a free and appropriate education, K-12 special education, transition services, and post-secondary education.
  • Access to mental health and support services that provide individualized treatment including adults and students with psychiatric disabilities.
  • Employment accommodations, as well as accessing, maintaining or regaining employment, and vocational rehabilitation 
  • Rights to effective and accessible communication like American Sign Language and accessible print and electronic information.
  • Access to services that will enable veterans with service-related injuries a successful transition to civilian life.
  • Investigation of stolen or misused funds, exploitation, or neglect by representative payees.
  • Voting registration, vote casting, and accessible polling places.
  • Access to assistive technology and devices such as communication devices and power wheelchairs.
  • Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to guardianship.

To learn more about DRF, CLICK HERE.

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