Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities  

Commission LogoThe Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in Arkansas.

The GCOPWD was established in 1946 by then governor Ben T. Laney at the request of President Harry S. Truman. The current commission was established by passage of ACT 911 of 1985 to advocate for the rights and full participation of persons with disabilities in Arkansas. Members are appointed by the Governor with fifty-one percent or more of the commission made up of individuals with disabilities.