Disability Rights California 

California’s protection & advocacy system. Advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities. 

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