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“The Nation’s proper goals regarding
individuals with disabilities are to
assure equality of opportunity, full
participation, independent living,
and economic self-sufficiency.”

  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

A heartfelt thank-you to everyone who came out and
supported DRC at our 14th Annual
Dinner.  The turnout
was fantastic and we had a wonderful evening honoring our
award recipients and listening to the inspirational words of our
keynote speaker, Sally Conway
, Civil Rights Division,
Department of Justice
The following individuals / businesses
were also honored for their advocacy work on behalf of people
with disabilities.

  • Eric Reeves, Jacob Van Meter, Adam Fletcher,                                                                         Helen M. Bailey Advocacy Award
  • Senate President, Justin L. Alfond, Equal Access for All                                                      Award
  • Bates College, Business Award
Thank you to the sponsors of DRC's 2014 Annual Membership Dinner

Now Available! Read DRC's October Newsletter (PDF)

We've recently updated our voting guide, How to Vote and Your Rights in the Voting Process. 
Click here to download and read today (PDF)!

DRC has a new brochures!  Download our agency and PABSS brochures today!

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

Read DRC's 2013 Annual Report

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

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.

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