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General Agency Information
Name:Disability Rights California
Alternate Name(s):Bay Area Regional Office
Address:1330 Broadway Avenue, Suite 500
Oakland, CA  94612
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:510-267-1200
Toll Free:800-776-5746
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone: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:Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled: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
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 record last modified April 5, 2016

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