General Referral Information

Local Chapters of The Arc:

The Arc has over 650 state and local chapters that may be able to assist on matters involving a person with an I/DD. Chapters do not all provide the same services, so contact your local chapter to find out if they may be able to assist in your unique situation.

Protection and Advocacy Agencies:

For legal assistance on a disability-related issue, you can seek assistance from your local Protection and Advocacy agency, a federally-funded organization available in all states to persons with disabilities.

Legal Aid Programs:

Civil Legal Aid programs offer general legal assistance and services related to a variety of issues, including housing, family law, military matters, employment, and consumer law. Legal aid programs may differ in every state, so contact your local program to find out if they may be able to assist in your unique situation.

State Bar Associations:

State bar associations often have an attorney-referral list or program to connect people to attorneys with appropriate expertise. In some states, people can request an attorney who is willing to work pro bono or for a limited fee.