Welcome to ADAP !

The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is part of the nationwide federally mandated protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP's mission is to provide quality, legally based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities in order to protect, promote and expand their rights. ADAP's vision is one of a society where persons with disabilities are valued and exercise self-determination through meaningful choices, and have equality of opportunity.

ADAP Locations

Tuscaloosa Office

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
Box 870395
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0395
1-205-348-4928 (V/TDD)
1-205-348-3909 (Fax)
1-800-826-1675 (for clients - instate only)
e-mail: adap@adap.ua.edu
website: http://www.adap.net


Mobile Office

Contact: Dave Slawkowski
205 North Conception Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603
1-251-338-0950 (Office)
1-205-534-9373 (Cell)
1-251-338-1689 (Fax)
1-800-826-1675 (for clients - instate only)
e-mail: dslawkowski@adap.ua.edu
website: http://www.adap.net


Selma Office

Contact: Jenny Ryan
Selma Branch - Legal Services of Alabama
801 Alabama Avenue
Selma, Alabama 36701

Appointments are made at this number:1-251-348-4928. Office hours are from 9am - noon on 2nd Tuesday of each month or noon - 4pm the 4th Tuesday of each month.

1-205-393-9148 (Cell)
1-251-338-1689 (Fax)
1-800-826-1675 (for clients - instate)
e-mail: jrryan2@adap.ua.edu
website: http://www.adap.net

Save the Date

IEP Transition Training: Birmingham/Oak Mountain

On Monday, May 5, ADAP will conduct a workshop at the North Shelby Library on writing IEPs for transition-aged students.  This event is sponsored by the Community Outreach Special Education PTA (COSEPTA).

The workshop will run from 6-7:30 p.m. The library is located at 5521 Cahaba Valley Road.

For more information, contact ADAP at (800) 826-1675 or COSEPTA@gmail.com

Let us know if you want to schedule a transition planning training in your community!   

Click here, for a flyer about this event .


ADAP's Advisory Council Meeting

ADAP's Advisory Councils will meet on Friday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the large conference room at the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority (MAMHA).

Associate Commissioner Courtney Tarver (Developmental Disabilities Division, ADMH) will speak during the lunch hour on community integration issues.

ADAP encourages the public to attend.

MAMHA is located at 2140 Upper Wetumpka Road in Montgomery (formerly Greil Hospital). For more information about the meeting, please contact ADAP at (800) 826-1675 or adap@adap.ua.edu


Is Your Child Going to Lose His Right to Special Education Services after Age 18?

Alabama's high school diploma program changed in big ways in 2013. Unless the Alabama State Department of Education takes action, your child could lose his legal right to special education services beyond his senior year of high school because of these changes. Read more.