Disability Rights Timeline 1986

1986: U.S. Congress passes the Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program.  This permits DDAN to add advocacy and legal services for persons with psychiatric disabilities.

1986: DDAN changed its name to the Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy (PP&A), recognizing its expanded responsibility.

1986: PP&A Board of Directors was expanded to include persons with psychiatric disabilities and the Mental Health Advisory Council (MHAC) was created.

 

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