We Want To Hear From You

We Want To Hear From You

We Want To Hear From You

We are conducting our annual survey to learn more about the kind of legal help Californians with disabilities need and want. We’d like your input as we review and revise the priorities of our work for 2021.

You can tell us what is important by answering the questions below.
If you need help, please call us at (800) 776-5746 and say, “I need help with your survey.

Responses are due by: May 1, 2020.
DRC Annual Survey
Please rate how important each issue listed below is for people with disabilities on a scale of (1) = Not important to (5) = Very Important.

To stop abuse and improving quality of care DRC must prioritize:

1. Rights of people in institutions
2. Abusive restraint and seclusion
3. Autonomy rights of people with disabilities
4. Rights under conservatorships
5. Voting rights of people with disabilities

To stop discrimination and stigma and protect civil rights DRC must prioritize:

1. Involuntary commitment laws
2. Rights in jails and juvenile detention facilities
3. Rights in immigration detention centers
4. Workplace accommodations for people with psychiatric disabilities
5. Homelessness prevention

To end segregation and increase community living options and services and support, DRC must prioritize:

1. Access to regional center services in home and community settings
2. Eliminating sheltered workshops and subminimum wages
3. Access to meaningful employment
4. Eliminating racial disparities in regional center services
5. Increasing independent community living options

To ensure that society respects the autonomy, preferences and choices of people with disabilities, DRC must prioritize:

1. Access to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
2. Increased access to home and community-based services
3. Expanding in-home Medical-Cal Nursing
4. Access to Medi-Cal and Long-term Care services
5. Access to Durable Medical Equipment

To protect and advance basic human rights to health care, housing and education, DRC must prioritize:

1. Housing access
2. Transportation access
3. Physical access to buildings and public places
4. Workplace Accommodations
5. Accommodations in institutional settings
6. Inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms
7. Inclusion of students with disabilities in extracurricular activities
8. Bullying in schools
9. Restraint & seclusion in schools
10. Improving access to mental health services in schools

To improve access to government benefits, transportation and competitive employment opportunities, DRC must prioritize:

1. Vocational rehabilitation supports
2. Educate people on how to maintain employment while receiving benefits
3. Advocacy for meaningful, well-paying work experiences
4. Advocacy for transition services to reach employment goals

To ensure culturally and language competent services that are accessible, DRC must:

1. Advocate for services in preferred language
2. Make publications available in multiple languages
3. Ensure access to courts
4. Outreach to underserved communities
5. Provide self-advocacy trainings