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.