The 27th Anniversary of the ADA and Larry’s Legacy

July 26, 2017

Dear DRA supporters, Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  DRA is proud to have, since our inception in 1993, used the ADA to protect the civil rights of the nearly 37 million people in our country who have a disability.  On this important day in history, we write to update you […]

Fake News, Real News, and What You Can Do

July 12, 2017

Fake News “I would never say anything bad about a person that has a disability…I swear to you it’s true, 100 percent true…Who would do that to [the] handicapped?”     – Donald Trump Real News The rights of Americans with disabilities are under siege. Disability Rights Advocates knows how to protect them. DRA has […]

June 2017 E-Newsletter

June 23, 2017

In This Issue Letter from the Chair of the Board Celebration of Larry Paradis’ Legacy with DRA DRA’s Inaugural New York Gala Impact Report Letter from the Chair of the Board Dear DRA Family, Last month, DRA’s Board and Andy Mudryk decided to move in different directions. We are grateful for Andy’s service to the […]

February 2017 E-Newsletter

February 22, 2017

Letter From the Executive Director Dear Friends, I am honored and humbled to have been chosen as DRA’s new Executive Director.  DRA is an amazing organization that has improved the lives of millions of people with disabilities.  Under the leadership of DRA’s founders, Sid Wolinsky and Larry Paradis, DRA has ensured that people with disabilities […]

There has never been a more important time to support DRA.

November 29, 2016

Dear DRA Family, The next several years are critical to men, women and children with disabilities. The quality of their lives is severely threatened. Many of their most fundamental protections—the hard earned gains over the last 25 years—are in great danger. DRA will play a pivotal role in determining whether these protections are dismantled or […]

September 2016 E-Newsletter

September 15, 2016

Looking Forward at DRA Dear Friends, A great deal has changed at DRA. Since our beloved Executive Director Larry Paradis passed away on July 28, the DRA family has been grieving. So many of you have joined us in honoring his life and work, both from afar with letters, cards, and donations, and also in […]

July 2016 E-Newsletter

July 26, 2016

In This Issue Celebrating the 26th ADA Anniversary Attorney Spotlight Advisor Spotlight November 2016 Eagle Awards Luncheon Celebrating Legacy Impact Report Celebrating the 26th ADA Anniversary Dear Friends, As we approach the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I’m filled with hope. Not because the promise of the ADA has been fulfilled, […]

May 2016 E-News

May 5, 2016

In This Issue Letter from the Executive Director Our Growing Team Celebrating Fellowship Save the Date: Celebrating 50 Eagles Impact Report Letter from the Executive Director Spring is here, and DRA has a lot to celebrate: We’re continuing to grow our team of staff and advisors.  I’m happy to introduce you DRA’s new attorneys and […]

February 2016 E-News

February 3, 2016

In This Issue Letter from the Executive Director Growing Our Leadership Team Creating a Lasting Civil Rights Legacy Impact Report Letter from the Executive Director Happy New Year friends, In 2015 we looked back on 25 years with the ADA. In 2016, we look forward. Forward to a future where people with disabilities enjoy the […]

Give To DRA In 2015

December 8, 2015

“You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world.”                     – John Lennon Dear Friends, We do need to change the world. Not many organizations have the know-how to create lasting, systemic change. Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) does, and […]