Authority for Our Programs

FEDERAL AUTHORITY for PROTECTION and ADVOCACY PROGRAMS and SERVICES

The following link provides a brief description of each of the P&A Programs and the CAP Program we are authorized to administer:

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)
authorized in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, 42 USC 15001, PL 106-402.

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI)
authorized in the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act, 42 USC 10801, PL 106-310.

Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)
authorized in the Rehabilitation Act, 29USC 794e, PL 106-402.

Protection and Advocacy for [Individuals in Need of] Assistive Technology (PAAT)
authorized in the Assistive Technology Act, 29 USC 3011,3012, PL 105-394.

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries with Representative Payees (PABRP)
authorized by the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (SPSSB), 42 U.S.C. 405(j)(6).  https://youtu.be/Gg4GmEEbuz0

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)
authorized in the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act, 42 USC 1320b-20, PL 106-170.

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI)
authorized in the Children’s Health Act of 2000, 42 USC 300d-53, PL 106-310.

Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA)
authorized in the Help America Vote Act of 2002, 42 USC 15461-62, PL 107-252.

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
authorized in the 1984 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act (P.L. 98-221).