Recent information and news that matters to Disability Rights California.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a chance to celebrate the over 6 million individuals in the United States that have a developmental disability.
Disability Rights California and advocates share frustration with the new release of guidelines from Governor Newsom for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new guidelines result in the disabled, chronically ill, high-risk, and immunocompromised people under 65 having to wait even longer, putting their lives at risk.
Disability Rights California celebrates Black History Month with this video featuring members of its staff and the disability community. Black History Month, February, is a time to remember the incredible achievements and contributions of Black people.
Governor Newsom released his 2021-22 proposed budget on January 8, 2021. This budget proposes $227 billion in spending. Despite a global pandemic, the Governor’s budget is positive overall, due in large part to an improved revenue outlook.
DRC is happy to announce a new language feature on our website so you can get all our information in your preferred language.
For over a decade, Disability Rights California has recognized and honored legislators and their staff who have advanced the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities.
Giving Tuesday started as a day to harness the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
The general election is coming up on November 3, 2020, where elected officials and important matters are voted on. With 1 in 4 people between the ages of 18-64 living in the United States with a disability, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), your voice matters!
This October marks the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is a significant year as we also just celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Both milestones being celebrated with the theme "Increasing Access and Opportunity."
Disability Rights California (DRC) is the non-profit agency designated under state and federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities. 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. We approach our work with an intersectional lens, examining how people with disabilities are impacted by racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, criminal justice and other forms of oppression.
Disability Rights California is here to help you prepare yourself and your family for Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
This is intended for use by parents of children with disabilities, but should also be useful for advocates and attorneys.
It is wild fire season in California and there are many fires across the state. These fires can cause the following problems for people who have disabilities.
Having access to safe housing is something we all need to thrive, but often times people with disabilities face barriers in accessing housing. One tool that can help is requesting a reasonable accommodation so you can live freely and comfortably.
Disability Rights California provided recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Police Reform, co-chaired by Lateefah Simon, president of the Akonadi Foundation, and Ron Davis, former East Palo Alto Police Chief.
Thank you to the individuals and organizations who signed on to DRC’s advocacy letter and to all of those who submitted their own letters to the Building Standards Commission regarding the proposed changes to the California Building Code public housing definition.
Many people with disabilities miss out on opportunities to equal access because we do not know our rights under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a law to protect against discrimination on the basis of disability. Learn more about your rights as a person with a disability!
Each year, National Disability Voter Registration Week happens to increase the power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting individuals registered to vote.