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Disability Rights of the Virgin Islands

The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) is the only territory-wide advocacy organization established by Congress that provides legal services to eligible persons with disabilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was created on October 1, 1977 and was then known as the Committee on Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc., and later as Virgin Islands Advocacy, Inc.There are a total of 57 protection and advocacy organizations for each state and territory of the United States.

DRCVI is a member of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). Collectively, NDRN is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services for people with disabilities in the United States.

It is the goal of DRCVI to ensure that all of its web resources are accessible to all who use this website. If you have a problem accessing content on our website due to accessibility issues, please contact us at info@drcvi.org for assistance



We are continually hosting a wide range of events to support the community and help you understand the various rights and services available. Please take a minute to check out our upcoming events list. Sign up for them, they are FREE. We look forward to seeing you there!..


General Resources

We host a selection of downloadable resources as well as links to online tools and sites to help you better understand you rights and options. Take a look around and let us know if you find anything we are missing. We will do our best to maintain this for everyone to use...


Parent Resources

We offer a large list of Parent Resources covering a wide range of topics including Education, Law, IEP, Behavior, Special Education and so much more. These resources are available for download and can be read with free Adobe PDF reader software. Check it out and let us know what you think...


Priorities Survey

We want to know what you think! We are constantly working to improve our support for you. Help us to understand what you think our priorities should be by filling out this short, but important survey! It will only take about 5 minutes for you to makean impact in what we do...


Better to be Human

on 12-Dec-2012 by DRCVI

"Better to be Human" is a heart-touching and wonderfully witty short film that brings attention to the life, challenges, joys, and self-empowerment of people with disabilities. It is an educational documentary that informs the viewer about the rights of people with disabilities and their passion to contribute to our community.

Health Care Reform in the U.S. Virgin Islands

on 06-Sep-2011 by DRCVI

On March 23rd, 2010, President Barak Obama signed in to law the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act known as Comprehensive Health Reform. This lawprovides coverage for all United States Citezens, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the US Virgin Islands.

Infants and Toddlers Disability Rights Center of the USVI

on 01-Oct-2015 by DRCVI.org - Cane Bay Films LLC

Children with disabilities, or children with special needs, are defined as “the portion of children with a chronic disease, disability or delay that requires educational services beyond that required generally by children that age.” This short video takes a look at ways parents of children with special needs can advocate and protect their children's rights. 

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