Disability Rights California provides advocacy help for Californians with disabilities. You could be eligible for services if:
You have a developmental disability.
You are a regional center consumer.
You have a psychiatric disability or emotional impairment.
You are a patient in a state psychiatric hospital.
You have a physical, learning or sensory disability.
You have a traumatic brain injury.
You need access to new technology that you believe may help you live a fuller, more independent life.
You receive SSI or SSDI and need help with employment issues or keeping your benefits when you return to work.
You have questions about your right to vote.
10 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 we can help
If you have a disability and qualify for services, we can help you with problems like:
rights to basic support, personal care, therapy and health care like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), health care services including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Medi-Cal, and California Children's Services (CCS)
discrimination in housing, transportation, employment, and access to public and private programs and services
abuse, neglect, and rights violations in an institution
least restrictive environment, dignity, privacy, choice, and other basic rights
special education rights
mental health and support services that provide individualized treatment
regional center eligibility and services that promote independence such as supported living and family supports
voting registration, vote casting and accessible polling places
access to technology like communication devices and power wheelchairs
Mission Statement: Disability Rights California advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities.