Welcome to DisAbility Rights Idaho!

DisAbility Rights Idaho is one of Idaho’s most effective human rights organizations. Founded in 1977, for our first 30 years we were known by the acronym Co-Ad for Comprehensive Advocacy. We are a non-profit, advocacy agency serving people with disabilities in Idaho. Advocacy means to speak on behalf of a person or a cause. It comes from a Latin root meaning “to give voice to”. DRI gives people with disabilities a voice to assert and defend their own rights through information, education and individual assistance. We give people a voice in court through legal representation. We give people a voice in government through public policy advocacy. We advocate for all people with disabilities in Idaho regardless of the type of disability or the age of the person. We help people with disabilities to: address abuse and neglect; obtain services and supports they need to live, work and play in their own homes and communities; get an appropriate education; access to health care; find and use vocational services and get support for employment; redress discrimination; and achieve equal access to buildings and services. Please explore our site, comment on our work and our priorities, and support our important mission.
– James R. Baugh, Executive Director DisAbility Rights Idaho
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Who Do We Help?

Over 200,000 residents of Idaho have disabilities.  DisAbility Rights Idaho helps people with any type of disability to assert and defend their rights. We also address issues that affect all Idahoans with disabilities by working with state agencies and  non-profits, serving on committees, task forces and work groups.

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