Protection & Advocacy

Disability Services in Oakland, CA
Disability Services in Oakland, CA On March 3, the U. S. House of Representatives passed the Keeping All Students Safe Act (H. R. 4247) to ban dangerous practices of physically restraining students or secluding them in isolated or locked rooms. The bill was passed speedily, following 2009 Congressional hearings on these extreme techniques which have caused deaths in the schools, and national studies by the General Accounting Office and the National Disability Rights Network.

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Protection & Advocacy
read moreOn behalf of all of us at Disability Rights California (DRC), we want to express our deepest concern and compassion to you and your family during these uncertain times. Information on this page is organized by topic for other advocates, facilities, organizations, and the public to learn more about our work and recommendations on specific issues. This publication explains elimination of the proration of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) protective supervision services as a result of Disability Rights California's advocacy.
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read moreDisability Rights California (DRC) is the agency designated under federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities. We work in litigation, legal representation, advocacy services, investigations, public policy, and provide information, advice, referral, and community outreach. For more than 40 years, DRC has worked to advance the rights of Californians with disabilities in education, employment, independence, health, and safety, and has grown into the largest disability rights organization in the nation.
read moreDisability Rights California advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities. We envision a barrier-free, inclusive, diverse world that values each individual and their voice. In this world, all people with disabilities enjoy the power of equal rights and opportunities; freedom from abuse, neglect, and discrimination; dignity; and respect for their choices based on their own goals and values. California's rich diversity and our vision of creating a barrier free inclusive world are the foundation of our diversity efforts.
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