Call Us At 1-800-452-1948 (v/tty)
  "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

Save the Date!  DRC's 14th Annual Membership
Dinner will be held on Friday, October 17th, 2014.

Mark Your Calendars & Join Us for the 2014
Candidates Forum
!
Congressman Mike Michaud and Eliot Cutler have confirmed
their attendance, and Governor LePage has been invited.

What:
Candidates Forum for Governor of Maine

When: Friday, October 10, 2014
1pm-3pm
Where: Le Club Calumet
334 West River Rd, Augusta
Get Directions
Have Questions?  Contact Shannon Crocker at 1.800.452.1948 (V/TTY)    


  ASL interpreters and assistive listening devices will be available.


This forum is sponsored by the Disability Rights Center, together with Alpha One, Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine Center on Deafness, NAMI Maine, Maine Parent Federation, The Iris Network, Consumer Council System of Maine, Maine APSE, Syntiro, Southern Maine Parent Awareness, Speaking Up for Us, GEAR Parent Network, Autism Society of Maine, and Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine, Inc.

Now Available! Read DRC's July 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Employment First Maine wants to hear from you!
EFM is looking for feedback from anyone in Maine who is interested in integrated, real work for real pay opportunities for Mainers with disabilities.  This survey, which will remain online through the end of the month, asks you to identify barriers to employment, and to share ideas for solutions as well. Survey available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYZ9JLN

Visit our Resource Guides page & download your copy of DRC's new Basic Guide to Self-Advocacy.

Read DRC's 2013 Annual Report

Latest News: "Monmouth woman denied interpreter prevails in discrimination case" Click Here to Read


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 individualsat 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.