Additional Services

Individualized/Educational Advocacy Services

What types of Individualized/Educational advocacy services does DRA provide?
Educational advocacy services are provided in both group and individualized formats. Services consist of an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and Transition planning for both parents and students.

How does DRA provide individualized services?
The organization provides direct advocacy assistance utilizing Independent Living Specialists and a variety of trained advocates. Designated advocacy personnel will accompany parents and students to IEP and other related meetings upon request.

What is the Transitions Program?
DRA's Transition Training Services Program (Transitions Program) foundation rests on DRA staff providing direct instruction to students with disabilities within their current participating school district classrooms. The Transition’s Program prepares students ages 14-21 to transition from school-to-work or school-to-high education or vocational training. The Transition’s Program services teach students vital independent living and career planning which are necessary to succeed in the next real life steps.

Title VI Notice

Disability Resource Association complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." For more information on the DRA Title VI program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact the DRA Executive Director at 636-931-7696; or visit our administrative office at 130 Brandon Wallace Way, Festus MO.63028. DRA will translate all documents as needed. More information is available on our Title VI page.