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Their mission is to advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities10 free services.

Disability Rights California provides to eligible individuals   

  • advice about legal,
  • civil and service rights   
  • technical assistance,
  • training,
  • publications and advocacy support for Californians with disabilities,
  • their families and representatives   
  • legislative advocacy to ensure laws benefit Californians with disabilities   
  • investigate complaints about serious physical and sexual abuse and neglect-related deaths in institutions   
  • outreach to traditionally underserved ethnic and disability communities   
  • peer self-advocacy services for people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities   
  • patients' rights advocacy for state psychiatric hospital residents,
  • technical assistance and training for county advocates   
  • rights advocacy for clients with developmental disabilities who are receiving services at regional centers   
  • bringing impact litigation and acting as amicus curiae in disability-related cases   
  • represent individuals based on  priorities and case selection criteria

How they can helpIf you have a disability and qualify for services, they can help you with problems like:   

  1. rights to basic support,
  2. personal care, therapy and health care like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), health care services including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS),
  3. Medi-Cal, and California Children's Services (CCS)   
  4. discrimination in housing,
  5. transportation,
  6. employment, and access to public and private programs and services   
  7. abuse,
  8. neglect, and rights violations in an institution   
  9. least restrictive environment,
  10. dignity,
  11. privacy,
  12. choice, and other basic rights   
  13. special education rights   
  14. mental health and support services that provide individualized treatment   
  15. regional center eligibility and services that promote independence such as supported living and family supports   
  16. voting registration,
  17. vote casting and accessible polling places   
  18. access to technology like communication devices and power wheelchairs

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