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The Disability Rights Center of Kansas (DRC), formerly Kansas Advocacy & Protective Services (KAPS), is a 501(c)(3) public interest legal advocacy agency empowered by federal law to advocate for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities. DRC is designated by the State of Kansas the official Protection and Advocacy System for Kansas.  As such, DRC advocates for the rights of Kansans with disabilities under state or federal laws (ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, Federal Medicaid Act, Kansas Act Against Discrimination, etc.)

DRC is also empowered by federal law to educate policymakers on needed improvements to the law, programs and public policy. DRC is also granted certain powers under federal law, including access to places where persons with disabilities are served, their records, the ability to conduct abuse, neglect, and exploitation investigations, etc.