Leadership in Unprecedented Times

June 25, 2020

Dear DRA Supporters, I’m happy to share the news that DRA’s Board of Directors voted last week to revise DRA’s three-person Managing Director structure with an Interim Executive Director role that Kate Hamilton will fill, pending placement of a permanent Executive Director.  Kate has served the organization since 2013, first as Development and Communications Director […]

#GivingTuesdayNow: A Sliver of Light

May 5, 2020

  Dear DRA Supporters, Clients, and Friends, Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. A Sliver of Light: Last month, as our country suffered under the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, DRA took action to protect some of our nation’s most vulnerable. DRA’s […]

How Larry’s Legacy Carries Us Forward in a Time of Uncertainty

April 16, 2020

“We are committed to using the law as an instrument for social change to make the world a fair place for people with disabilities. We are focused on changing institutions and the entire fabric of American society so that people with disabilities have a fair shot at being full participants.” – Larry Paradis, DRA Co-founder, […]

A Letter From DRA’s Managing Directors and Board Chair

March 25, 2020

Dear DRA Supporters, Clients, and Friends, We know your inboxes are flooded with e-mails about COVID-19. We promise to keep this brief. During this national emergency, people with disabilities face an oversized adverse impact making DRA’s work as crucial as ever. DRA is built to last and we promise to persevere to protect the civil […]

How Do We Celebrate 30 Years of the ADA?

February 18, 2020

A Letter From the Managing Directors Dear DRA Supporters, Clients and Friends, 2020 is here and we’re gearing up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—the civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life.  DRA, founded three years after the ADA was […]

DRA’s 2019 Impact Roundup

December 17, 2019

Hello friends and fans of DRA, It has been BIG year at DRA! Our hard-working team has filed and won major cases in diverse geographies, on behalf of people across the disability spectrum, to bring about monumental changes that protect the civil rights of millions.  We couldn’t have done it without you: our donors, clients, […]

DRA – The Next 25 Years

October 28, 2019

  Last night in New York, DRA’s Gala at the American Museum of Natural History was a night to remember! Thank you to everyone who supported and attended this extraordinary event. As those who attended heard, we have, since opening our doors in New York nine years ago, been working towards transforming the city’s sidewalks, […]

June 2019 E-News: Summer Updates from DRA

June 25, 2019

In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors A Conversation with Board Member Tami Hamalian DRA Will Receive the Alan T. Brown Foundation’s “Standing Tall Award” 2019 Summer Interns Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Hello friends and fans of DRA, As promised last month, we have more civil rights victories and […]

May 2019 E-News: Busy Bees at DRA

May 22, 2019

In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors Support DRA this Spring Sponsor DRA’s 2019 NYC Gala Where Disability and Technology Met Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Hello friends and fans of DRA, In our last, February, e-newsletter we laid out our plans for the year—providing people with disabilities with safe […]

What’s All The Buzz About?

April 16, 2019

  DONATE NOW Spring is here.  Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and so are DRA’s New York and California offices.  What’s all the buzz about?  Here’s a breakdown: Why Does DRA Exist? School children with disabilities frequently aren’t receiving necessary services or equal access to education. In medical settings, hospital patients with disabilities can’t […]