MISSION STATEMENT:The mission of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
VISION STATEMENT: The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania’s vision is that all Pennsylvanians with disabilities are empowered with opportunities and choices, are valued members of their communities fully included in all aspects of community life having access to quality education, employment opportunities, and housing options living free from abuse, neglect and discrimination.
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is a statewide, non–profit corporation designated as the federally–mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. DRN works with people with disabilities and their families to ensure their rights to live in their communities with the services they need, to receive a full and inclusive education, to live free of discrimination, abuse and neglect, and to have control and self–determination over their services. Read More about DRN»
Harry M. v. DPW
The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania recent came to a Settlement Agreement in the case of Harry M. v. DPW which should substantially improve communication access for Deaf people in the Consolidated Waiver for people with Intellectual Disabilities. The agreement was approved July 15, 2013. If you are a person or a family member of a person who is Deaf and in Consolidated Waiver, you should know how your rights are affected. Click here to view the Settlement Agreement along with American Sign Language (ASL) video translation of the document.