Self-Advocacy Resources

Self-Advocacy Resources

Materials and publications in this section help you understand your rights so you can advocate for yourself or another person. If you have any questions or need more help, contact Disability Rights California at
1-800-776-5746, or TTY at:1-800-719-5798: available M-F, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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Rights Under the Lanterman Act (RULA)

This manual explains your rights as a person with developmental disabilities in California and focuses on your rights with the regional centers and service providers under the Lanterman Act.

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities (SERR)

This manual explains how to become eligible for special education, how to request and advocate for special education services, and what to do if you disagree with school districts.