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 […]

May 2018 E-Newsletter

May 31, 2018

In This Issue Re-Introducing Stuart Seaborn Our New Manhattan Office Sponsor DRA’s 25th Anniversary Gala Today! Impact Report Re-Introducing Stuart Seaborn DRA’s team is busier than ever tackling inequities and bringing about justice for people with disabilities across the nation. To help lead this charge in California, we’re thrilled to welcome Stuart Seaborn back to […]

January 2018 E-Newsletter

January 15, 2018

In This Issue Letter from the Managing Directors New Wolinsky Fellow Ensuring the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund Lasts in Perpetuity Impact Report Letter from the Managing Directors Dear DRA Family, We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and that your 2018 is off to a great start. We would like to start this New Year […]

Make new headlines with DRA.

December 6, 2017

Dear DRA Family, Are you sick of reading headlines like these? Are you frustrated that the civil rights of the most vulnerable citizens are being attacked? Do something about it today by making a gift to DRA. “I support DRA as the leading civil rights organization for people with disabilities. Currently, the civil rights of […]

October 2017 E-Newsletter

October 24, 2017

In This Issue Letter from the Managing Director DRA is Growing Larry Paradis Posthumously Receives ABA’s Paul G. Hearne Award Impact Report Letter from the Managing Director Dear DRA family, Thanks to all who made DRA’s inaugural New York gala a night to remember. Together we celebrated our 2017 Eagle Awardees for their outstanding advocacy […]