Recent information and news that matters to Disability Rights California.
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.
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.
Disability Rights California presents a short video sharing some of our work in healthcare, housing, jails/criminal justice, and employment in response to COVID-19.
July 26, 2020 marks 30 years since the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) which became a law to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
On May 27, 2020, a federal court granted preliminary approval for the settlement of a class action lawsuit about lack of curb ramps in the City of San Jose. The lawsuit is on behalf of people with mobility disabilities who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or other devices.
DRC’s report shines a much-needed light on the current practice of inadequate supervision and standards that lead to increased risk of death or injury from restraint chair use.
Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides benefit payment management for beneficiaries unable to manage their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
Disability Rights California and Justice in Aging jointly submitted comments opposing proposed changes by the federal Centers for Medicaid Medicare Services to the Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program. DRC’s comments align with many other disability rights organizations, nationwide, and call for a complete withdrawal of the proposed rule or that the proposal be significantly rewritten.
Disability Rights California, Justice in Aging, and the National Health Law Program write to express our strong opposition to the wholesale elimination of ADHC/CBAS and MSSP programs proposed in Governor Newsom’s May Revise.
We appreciate and recognize the enormous challenge associated with economic and budgetary impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenge that it presents to maintain services for those who have been most impacted by the pandemic itself, such as persons with disabilities, the elderly, persons of color and low-income individuals and families.
Affordable Housing Month invites us to think about the importance of housing access, affordability, and inclusion for all people who need it.