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Disability Rights California

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General Agency Information
Name: Disability Rights California
Alternate Name(s): Bay Area Regional Office
Address: 1000 Broadway Avenue, Suite 395
Oakland,  CA  94612
Driving Directions
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 510-267-1200
Toll Free: 800-776-5746
Fax: 510-267-1200
TDD/TDY: 800-719-5798
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description: Disability Rights California is a nonprofit disability rights organization.

10 critical services that Disability Rights California provides free of charge:
1)telling people with disabilities about their many legal, civil and service rights;
2)technical assistance, training, publications and advocacy support for Californians with disabilities, their families and representatives;
3)legislative advocacy to ensure that laws benefit Californians with disabilities;
4)investigating complaints about serious physical and sexual abuse and neglect-related deaths in institutions;
5)outreach to traditionally underserved ethnic and disability communities;
6)peer self-advocacy services for people with psychiatric or developmental disabilities;
7)patients' rights advocacy for state psychiatric hospital residents, technical assistance and training for county advocates;
8)rights advocacy for clients with developmental disabilities who are receiving services at regional centers;
9)bringing impact litigation and acting as amicus curiae in disability-related cases; and
10)representing individuals based on our priorities and case selection criteria

ELIGIBILITY: Services available to Californians with disabilities. Cost of attorney's time is free.

AREAS SERVED: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties
Mission: Advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.
Programs: Disability Rights California works to bring about fairness and justice for people with disabilities. To reach those goals of fairness and justice, we may:
File lawsuits on behalf of individuals or groups,
Investigate charges of abuse and neglect,
Build peer/self advocacy groups,
Forge community partnerships, Advocate for change in laws, regulations, and public policy, and
Provide information to those who may not know about their rights.
Publications: Abuse &Neglect of Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Public Health Priority for the State of California
Confidentiality of Mental Health Records Information
Five Year Advocacy Plan
In-Home Supportive Services: Nuts & Bolts
Peer/Self Advocacy Training Manual
Restraint and Seclusion in California Schools: A Failing Grade
Restraint and Seclusion in California Schools: A Failing Grade
Rights Under the Lanterman Act (RULA)
Special Education Rights and Responsibilities (SERR)
Special Education Rights and Responsibilities for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Tort Claims--Filing Claims Against Government Entities Under the California Tort Claims Act
Languages other than English: Spanish
Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: Developmentally Disabled
Physically Disabled
Psychiatrically Disabled
See Description Notes
Fees: Donations Accepted
Areas Served: See Description Notes
Physical Location: Oakland
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Advocacy
Assistive Technology Information
Developmental Disabilities
Discrimination Assistance
Government Agencies
Information and Referral
Legal Counseling
Legal Representation
Legislative Advocacy
Mental Health Care and Counseling
Mental Health Facility Complaints
Mental Illness/Emotional Issues
Private Nonprofits
Psychiatric Support Services
Social Security Recipients
Special Education
SSI Recipients
Wheelchairs/Wheeled Mobility
This agency was last updated on October 22, 2021.