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725 Broadway, Suite 450 

Albany, New York 12207

25 Chapel Street, Suite 1005

Brooklyn, New York 11201

141 Sully's Trail, Suite 6B

Pittsford, New York 14534

(518) 432-7861

(518) 512-3448 (TTY)             

(800) 993-8982 (Toll Free)

(518) 427-6561 (Fax)

For more about contacting DRNY read,

Request for Public Comment

DRNY has created subject matter priorities for its programs and is soliciting comments and suggestions about those priorities from people with disabilities and others in the community. Once finalized, these priorities will be a statement of where DRNY will focus its advocacy efforts and resources on behalf of people with disabilities during the next year.

To comment on DRNY's priorities read,  

Protection & Advocacy Client Assistance Program

New York's

Protection & Advocacy

Client Assistance Program

New York residents with disabilities can contact DRNY for assistance with problems directly related to their disabilities. DRNY administers the following grant-based programs: 

PADD   Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities;
PAIMI   Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness;
PAIR    Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights;
PAAT   Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology;
CAP    Client Assistance Program;
PAVA   Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access;
PATBI  Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries; and
PABSS  Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security. 

DRNY investigates complaints and provides direct assistance to callers with disability-related issues under the terms of the grants listed above and our annual goals and priorities.To learn more about DRNY work read,

In June, 2013, Disability Advocates, Inc. was designated by Governor Andrew Cuomo as the Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System for persons with disabilities in New York. We are now named Disability Rights New York (DRNY). As the P&A for New York, we advocate for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.