Recent information and news that matters to Disability Rights California.
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.
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.
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 14, 2020 the Governor presented his May Revision to the budget structured to address a $54.3 billion deficit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The solutions proposed by his May Revision included cancelling program expansions, borrowing and fund transfers, new revenue and program cuts that would be offset by a “trigger” in the event that federal COVID relief materialized.
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.