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 […]

A Conversation With Staff Attorney Rebecca Rodgers

February 13, 2019

Staff Attorney Rebecca Rodgers was one of DRA’s first New York attorneys, joining the organization more than five years ago. She spoke with Administrative Assistant Chris Maccarone about her work and what makes DRA unique.  Chris Maccarone: How long have you been a part of Disability Rights Advocates, and what drew you to the organization? […]

Thanking Bill Alderman For His Board Service

February 13, 2019

Bill Alderman is Senior Counsel at Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, LLP.  He’s served on DRA’s Board of Directors since September 2006 and his final Board term ends this month. He spoke with Managing Director, Development & Operations, Kate Hamilton about his time with DRA and his hopes for its future.  Kate Hamilton: What brought you […]

February 2019 E-News: Valentines Greetings From DRA

February 12, 2019

In This Issue A Letter from the Managing Directors A Conversation With Staff Attorney Rebecca Rodgers Talking With Bill Alderman Congratulations and Promotions DRA’s 2019 Gala Impact Report A Letter From the Managing Directors Dear DRA friends, colleagues, and supporters, This Valentine’s Day, thanks to your support of the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund, DRA is […]

DRA’s Anniversary and the Next 25 Years

October 30, 2018

On October 25th, 2018, we celebrated Disability Rights Advocates’ 25th anniversary at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, and supported. We learned how DRA has transformed the landscape for people with disabilities—creating equal access to transportation, healthcare, emergency planning, employment, technology, and so much more for people with disabilities across […]

Disability Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

July 25, 2018

Authored by Pat Kirkpatrick, DRA Board Member In late May 2018, Swedish disability rights leader Adolf Ratzka invited Sid Wolinsky and Pat Kirkpatrick to participate in a forum entitled “Using Law as a Tool for Social Change.”  We were specifically asked to present because of Disability Rights Advocates’ successful advocacy and high impact cases using […]