Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)
29 USC §794e, P.L. 106-402
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
(Last amendment and reauthorization: Workforce Investment Act of 1998)
PAIR is to be provided by the state’s designated P&A system.
To support the P&A system in each state to protect the legal and human rights of people with disabilities who are not eligible for PADD, PAIMI, and CAP.
People with a disability which substantially limits one or more of their major life activities and who have experienced a violation of their civil rights because they have a disability.
Provision of information and referral
Investigation of allegations of abuse and neglect
Use of administrative, legal and other remedies to protect rights
Carol Dobak, Program Specialist (CAP, PAAT, PAIR)
U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Room 5017
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: (202) 245-7331, Fax: (202) 245-7591