Recent information and news that matters to Disability Rights California.
Disability Rights California is here to help you prepare yourself and your family for Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
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.
Affordable Housing Month invites us to think about the importance of housing access, affordability, and inclusion for all people who need it.
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.
On May 2, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an All Facilities Letter (20-38.1) to the State’s health facilities regarding the allowance of support people to accompany patients with disabilities.
Every May - for Mental Health Awareness Month - we encourage you to help us #breakthestigma associated with mental health disorders by sharing your story to inspire those facing similar challenges.
There are moments in life that should be defined by hope in the midst of uncertainty.
At its meeting on April 6, 2020, the Judicial Council adopted an emergency court rule that effectively stops all evictions, other than those necessary to protect public health and safety, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. In 2010, 1 in 125 children were diagnosed, whereas, in 2020, the CDC approximate 1 in 54 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
The Governor’s March 27 Executive Order N-37-20 is intended to be a delay—not a moratorium—on evictions. Unfortunately, it provides little practical help for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.