About the Disabilities Law Program
The Disabilities Law Program (“DLP”) is a special project of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., which is designated by the Governor as the Protection and Advocacy (“P&A”) agency in Delaware.
The DLP provides advocacy services to Delaware residents with physical or mental disabilities. We prioritize our services based on federal agency guidance and needs identified by consumer and community groups.
For more information about what a P&A is, please visit: https://youtu.be/m3vYxSe3s4M.
Types of Services Provided
- Individual Advocacy – including investigation, mediation, negotiation, legal consultation and legal representation.
- Systemic Advocacy – emphasizing major reform efforts on critical issues affecting client groups through negotiation, legislation, regulatory work, and litigation.
- General Information – regarding available services, rights and remedies to clients and their families, service providers, attorneys and other representatives.
- Referral Services – provided to those who may be better served by other sources such as state, local or federal agencies, or other advocacy organizations.
- Community Education/Self Advocacy Training – community education materials and programs are provided as well as training and legal information workshops.
Eligibility for Services
The Disabilities Law Program includes seven advocacy programs serving individuals with disabilities. Qualifications for each program are described in detail under the “Disabilities Law Programs and Program Priorities” tab.
Applying for Services
If you have a legal problem that is related to your disability, you should call the CLASI office nearest you. The voice/tty phone numbers in each county are: