Welcome to ADAP !

The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is part of the nation's federally-funded protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP provides legal services to Alabamians with disabilities to protect, promote and expand their rights. ADAP's vision is one of a society in which persons with disabilities are valued and exercise self-determination through meaningful choices, and have equality of opportunity. ADAP is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).


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:1-205-348-6921. 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

In The News

2015 Jeff Ridgeway Advocacy Award Recipients

Advocates Kent Crenshaw and Elouise Woods were each awarded the second annual "Jeff Ridgeway Advocacy Award" at ADAP's Joint PADD and PAIMI Council meeting on August 28.  

The awards were presented by Amy Hinton, a member of ADAP's PAIMI Council and Brittany Gore, President of People First of Alabama.

Crenshaw is the Executive Director of the Montgomery Center for Independent Living.  In presenting the award, Hinton cited the numerous local, state and national disability policy issues in which Crenshaw is involved, including long term care concerns, assistive technology access, and rehabilitation services. Crensha'’s work with university students was highlighted; his students say he helps them see persons with disabilities as people first, rather than categorizing them by what society perceives they can and cannot do.   

Gore traced Wood's three-decade history in the state's self-advocacy movement, starting with being a founding member and the first President of People First of Alabama, to championing the closure of the state's institutions, to her recent support of employment initiatives for persons with disabilities, an issue dear to Jeff's heart.  In nominating her for the award, one of her People First peers said this of Elouise:  "she knows how to speak up for people with disabilities."  Jeff would be proud!

  • Special Education in Alabama: Right Not A Favor, Order Your Copies Today

ADAP's special education parent manual - "Special Education in Alabama: A Right Not a Favor" (RNF) is available to you.
RNF helps families and child advocates understand how to access special education services and ensure that eligible children with disabilities are provided the free, appropriate public education to which they are entitled.  The manual is written in lay-friendly terms and is filled with helpful advocacy tips and resources. 
Publication of RNF was underwritten by a generous grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities.

To view the manual on-line, click here.  To order copies, click here