These principles describe our commitment to services that help people live independent and productive lives at any age.
Since the 1960s, California has substantially reduced its reliance on state-operated developmental centers.
Conservatorships remove people’s rights to decision making and autonomy. As such, they must be used sparingly and in the least restrictive way possible.
Disability Rights California is committed to ensuring effective, appropriate early intervention programs and services are available for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Children with developmental delays or who are at risk for developmental delays that receive early intervention services have better outcomes, and require less costly services in the future.