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The Rights of Californians with Disabilities: New Video and Publications by Disability Rights California – 7/1/11

Disability Rights California has produced a new YouTube video, weekly electronic newsletter, and CD to inform people with disabilities about their rights and the services available to them. As the state’s social safety net frays, Disability Rights California (DRC) is making a concerted effort to reach out to the hundreds of thousands of children, youths, and adults who need disability advocacy and legal services to become or remain independent, and to help them access education, health, or other critical services. Designated the state’s protection and advocacy system for Californians with disabilities, DRC offers free legal and advocacy services to those who need them to resolve disability-related issues. In 2010, the most frequently requested services concerned: obtaining Regional Center services for people with developmental disabilities; access to education, healthcare, and information about benefits; how to preserve autonomy and privacy; and how to fight against abuse.

YouTube Video: a short, six minute overview of what they offer and how to contact them.
E News: a weekly electronic newsletter.
CD: 10 of their most popular publications including special education rights and responsibilities, an effective tool for parents of children with disabilities. Call 800-776-5746 to order.
Annual Report: details how they serve more than 26,000 individuals, while impacting an additional 393,000 Californians with disabilities and their families through class action lawsuits. Available in English and Spanish.

Posted on July 7th, 2011