State Protection and
Advocacy Agencies

Most states have a protection and advocacy agency (P&A) which provides assistance to persons with developmental disabilities to get appropriate programs and services. Such as Social Security/SSI Benefits, Special Education Law, Housing Discrimination, Rehabilitation, Programs, Transportation and Employment.





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Alabama
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
P.O. Box 870395
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0395
V/TTY: 800/826-1675
E-mail: ADAP@law.ua.edu
Web: http://www.adap.net/

Alaska
Disability Law Center of Alaska
615 East 82nd, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99518
907/344-1002

Arizona
Tuscon
Arizona Center for Disability Law
3131 North Country Club, No. 100
Tuscon, AZ 85716
V/TTY: 800/922-1447
or
Phoenix
3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 209
Phoenix, AZ 85012
V/TTY: 800/927-2260.
E-mail: center@acdl.com
Web: http://www.acdl.com/

Arkansas
Advocacy Services, Inc.
1100 North University, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
V/TTY: 800/482-1174
E-mail: panda@arkdisabilityrights.org
Web: http://www.arkdisabilityrights.org/

California
Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 235N
Sacramento, CA 95825-9968
V/TTY: 800/776-5746
E-mail: taymour@pai-ca.org
Web: http://www.pai-ca.org/

Colorado
The Legal Center
Denver
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
V/TTY: 800/288-1376
or
Grand Junction
2829 North Avenue, Suite 205
Grand Junction, CO 81501-1501
V/TTy: 800/531-2105
E-mail: tlcmail@thelegalcenter.org
Web: http://www.thelegalcenter.org/

Connecticut
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60B Weston St.
Hartford, CT 06120-1551
V/TTY: 800/842-7303
E-mail: HN2571@earthlink.net
Web: http://www.state.ct.us/opapd/

Delaware
Disabilities Law Program
913 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
V/TTY: 302/575-0660
E-mail: BJHartman@diamondnet.org

District of Columbia
University Legal Services/P&A
300 I Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002
202/547-0198

Florida
The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
2671 Executive Center Circle West, Suite 100
Tallahassee, Fl. 32301-5092
V: 800/342-0823
TTY: 800/346-4127
E-mail: info@advocacycenter.org
Web: http://www.advocacycenter.org/

Georgia
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
100 Crescent Center Parkway, Suite 520
Tucker, GA 30084
V/TTY: 800/537-2329
E-mail: info@thegao.org
Web: http://thegao.org/

Guam
Guam Legal Services
113 Bradley Place
Hagatha, Guam 69610
671/477-9811
E-mail: glsc@netpci.com

Hawaii
Hawaii Disability Rights Center
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1040
Honolulu, HI 96813-9607
V/TDD: 800/882-1057
E-mail: pahi@pixi.com
Web: http://www.hawaiidisabilityrights.org/

Idaho
Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc.
4477 Emerald Street, Suite B-100
Boise, ID 83706
V/TTY: 208/336-5353
E-mail: coadinc@qwest.net
Web: http://users.moscow.com/co-ad/

Illinois
Equip for Equality, Inc.
Springfield
426 East Monroe, Suite 302
Springfield, IL 62705
V/TTY: 800/758-0464
or
Chicago
11 E/ Adams, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
V: 800/537-2632
TTY: 800/610-2779
or
Rock Island
1612 Second Ave.
P.O. Box 3753
Rock Island, IL 61204
V/TTY: 800/758-6869
E-mail: contactus@equipforequality.org
Web: http://www.equipforequality.org/

Indiana
Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services
4701 N. Keystone Avenue, No. 222
Indianapolis, IN 46205-1554
V/TTY: 800/622-4845
E-mail: tgallagher@ipas.state.in.us

Iowa
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services
3015 Merle Hay Road, Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50310
V/TTY: 800/779-2502
E-mail: info@ipna.org.
Web: http://www.ipna.org/

Kansas
Kansas Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc.
3745 Southwest Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66510
V/TTY: 785/273-9661
E-mail: info@ksadv.org.
Web: http://www.ksadv.org/

Kentucky
Department for Public Advocacy
Protection and Advocacy Division
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
V: 502/564-2967
TTY: 800/372-2988
E-mail: mfitzgerald@mail.pa.state.ky.us

Louisiana
Advocacy Center
225 Baronne St., Suite 2112
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-1724
V/TTY: 800/960-7705
E-mail: advocacycenter@advocacyla.org
Web: http://www.advocacyla.org/

Maine
Maine Disability Rights Center
P.O. Box 2007
Augusta, ME 04338-2007
V/TTY: 800/452-1948.
E-mail: Advocate@drcme.org.
Web: http://www.drcme.org/

Maryland
Maryland Disability Law Center
The Walbert Building, Suite 400
1800 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
V: 800/233-7221
TTY: 410/727-6387
E-mail: philf@mdlcbalto.org
Web: http://www.mdlcbalto.org/

Massachusetts
Disability Law Center, Inc.
11 Beacon St., No. 925
Boston, MA 02108
V: 800/872-9992.
TTY: 800/381-0577
E-mail: mail@dlc-ma.org
Web: http://www.dlc-ma.org/

Michigan
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
106 West Allegan, No. 210
Lansing, MI 48933-1706
V/TTY: 800/288-5923
E-mail: molson@mpas.org
Web: http://www.mpas.org

Minnesota
Minnesota Disability Law Center
300 Kickernick Building
430 First Avenue, North, No. 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780
V: 800/292-4150.
TTY: 612/332-4668.
E-mail: selliot@midmnlegal.org
Web: http://www.mndlc.org/

Mississippi
Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System for
Developmental Disabilities
5330 Executive Place, Suite A
Jackson, MS 39206
V/TTY: 601/981-8207
E-mail: mspna@bellsouth.net

Missouri
Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services
925 South Country Club Drive, Unit B-1
Jefferson City, MO 65109
V: 800/392-8667
E-mail: mopasjc@socket.net
Web: http://www.moadvocacy.org/

Montana
Montana Advocacy Program
P.O. Box 1681
400 North Park, 2nd Floor
Helena, MT 59624
V/TT: 800/245-8743
E-mail: advocate@mtadv.org
Web: http://www.mtadv.org/

Nebraska
Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc.
522 Lincoln Center Building
215 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68508
V/TTY: 402/474-3183
E-mail: nas@navix.net

Nevada
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
6039 Eldora, Suite C - Box 3
Las Vegas, NV 89146
V: 888/349-3843
TTY: 702/257-8160
E-mail: ndalc@ndalc.org.
Web: http://www.ndalc.org/

New Hampshire
Disabilities Rights Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 3660
18 Low Avenue
Concord, NH 03302-3660
V/TT: 603/228-0432
E-mail: advocacy@drcnh.org.
Web: http://www.drcnh.org/

New Jersey
New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
210 S. Broad St., 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
V: 800/922-7233
TTY: 609/633-7106
E-mail: advoca@njpanda.org.
Web: http://www.njpanda.org/

New Mexico
Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
1720 Louisiana Blvd.,NE, No. 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
800/432-4682
E-mail: nmpanda@nmprotection-advocacy.com.
Web: http://www.nmprotection-advocacy.com

New York
New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled
401 State Street
Schenectady, New York 12305-2397
V/TTY: 800/624-4143
E-mail: marcelc@cqc.state.ny.us
Web: http://www.cqc.state.ny.us/

North Carolina
Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities
1314 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1314
800/821-6922
E-mail: gacpd@ncmail.net.
Web: http://www.gacpd.com/

North Dakota
North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project
400 East Broadway, Suite 616
Bismark, ND 58501-4073
V: 800/472-2670
TTY: 800/366-6888
E-mail: panda@state.nd.us.
Web: http://www.ndpanda.org

Northern Marianas Islands
Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
P.O. Box 503529
Saipan, MP 96950-3529
670/235-7274
E-mail: lbarcinasp&a@saipan.com

Ohio
Ohio Legal Rights Service
8 E. Long St., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
V/TTY: 800/282-9181
E-mail: OLRS_Email@olrs.state.oh.us.
Web: http://www.state.oh.us/olrs/

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.
300 Cameron Bldg.
2915 Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
V/TT: 800/880-7755
E-mail: odlcokc@flash.net
Web: http://www.flash.net/~odlcokc/

Oregon
Oregon Advocacy Center
620 SW Fifth Ave., 5th Floor
Portland, OR 97204-1428
V: 800/452-1694
TTY: 800/556-5351
E-mail: welcome@oradvocacy.org
Web: http://www.oradvocacy.org/

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy Inc.
11414 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
V/TTY: 800/692-7443
E-mail: ppa@ppainc.org
Web: http://www.ppainc.org/

Puerto Rico
Office of the Ombudsman for People with Disabilities
P.O. Box 41309
San Juan, PR 00940-1309
V: 787/725-2333

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Disability Law Center
349 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
V: 800/733-5332
TTY: 401-831-5335

South Carolina
Protection and Advocacy For Persons with Disabilities, Inc.
3710 Landmark Dr., Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
V/TTY: 800/922-5225
E-mail: info@protectionandadvocacy-sc.org
Web: http://www.protectionandadvocacy-sc.org/

South Dakota
South Dakota Advocacy Services
221 South Central Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
V/TTY: 800/658-4782
E-mail: sdas@sdadvocacy.com
Web: http://www.sdadvocacy.com/

Tennessee
Tennessee Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
P.O. Box 121257
Nashville, TN 37212
V: 800/287-9636
TTY: 615/298-2471
E-mail: shirleys@tpainc.org
Web: http://www.hhs.gov/dab/decisions/dab1454.html

Texas
Advocacy Inc.
7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard, No. 171-E
Austin, TX 78757-1024.
V/TTY: 800/252-9108.
E-mail: infoai@advocacyinc.org
Web: http://www.advocacyinc.org/

Utah
Disability Law Center
455 East 400 South, Suite 410
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
V/TTY: 800/662-9080
E-mail: info@disabilitylawcenter.org.
Web: http://www.disabilitylawcenter.org/

Vermont
Vermont Protection and Advocacy
141 Main Street, Suite 7
Montpelier, VT 05602
V: 800/834-7890
TTY: 802/229-2603
E-mail: info@vtpa.org.
Web: http://www.vtpa.org/

U.S. Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Advocacy
St. Croix
63 Estate Cane Carlton, Frederiksted,
St. Croix, VI 00840
St. Thomas
9003 Havensight Mall, Suite 313,
St. Thomas, VI 00802
V/TTY: 340/772-4641
E-mail: viadvocacy@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.icdri.org/legal/vipad.htm

Virginia
Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities
202 N. 9th Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
V/TTY: 800/552-3962
E-mail: wareka@drvd.state.va.us
Web: http://www.vopa.state.va.us/

Washington
Washington Protection and Advocacy System
180 West Dayton, Suite 102
Edmonds, WA 98020
V: 800/562-2702
TTY: 800/905-0209
E-mail: wpas@wpas-rights.org
Web: http://www.wpas-rights.org/

West Virginia
West Virginia Advocates, Inc.
Litton Building, 4th Floor
1207 Quarrier St.
Charleston, WV 25301
V/TTY: 800/950-5250.
E-mail: wvadvocates@newwave.net
Web: http://www.wvadvocates.org

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy
Madison
16 N. Carroll Street, No. 400
Madison, WI 53703
V/TTY: 800/928-8778
or
Milwaukee
2040 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 678
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
V/TTY: 800/708-3034
E-mail: lorip@w-c-a.org.
Web: http://www.w-c-a.org/

Wyoming
Wyoming Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
320 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
307/632-3496
E-mail: wypanda@vcn.com
Web: http://www.wypanda.com



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