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Federal and State Disability Discrimination Laws
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability-based discrimination by places of “public accommodation.” Public accommodations are private entities, such as businesses and nonprofit service providers that own, operate or lease facilities that are open to the public.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability-based discrimination by private employers. Discrimination includes unequal treatment, retaliation and harassment against employees and job applicants with disabilities. It also includes the failure to provide reasonable modifications to an employer’s practices, policies or workplace conditions in order to accommodate an employee’s or applicant’s disability. Provided on page three is a sample letter to request a reasonable accommodation, and on page four is a sample support letter from a treating professional.
This fact sheet discusses the rights of people with disabilities to be free from disability-based discrimination in housing under federal and California law.
This fact sheet discusses the rights of people with disabilities to keep assistance animals in housing that does not allow pets.
Title II of the ADA (42 U.S.C. Sections 12131-12165) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by “public entities.” Title III (42 U.S.C.
Protective supervision is an IHSS service for people who, due to a mental impairment or mental illness, need to be observed 24 hours per day to protect them from injuries, hazards or accidents. An IHSS provider may be paid to observe and monitor a disabled child or adult when the person can remain safely at home if 24 hour supervision is provided. MPP 30-757; MPP 30-757.173(a).
What is a conservatorship?
A conservatorship is a court process in which a judge decides whether or not you are able to care for your health, food, clothing, shelter, finances, or personal needs. A judge may take some of these important rights away from you. A responsible person may be appointed by the judge to make decisions for you. The court calls that person a “conservator.” The court calls you the “conservatee.” Conservatorships are only for persons 18 years of age or older.
What can I do if I do not like something my Medi-Cal managed care plan did?
I have Medi-Cal managed care. What options do I have if my health plan denies a service?
Most Californians who get Medi-Cal are in managed care through a Medi-Cal health plan. Health plans are also called managed care organizations or health maintenance organizations.
There are a number of different programs in California that can help individuals with disabilities and/or seniors who receive Medi-Cal remain in their homes, or help them return home from a long-term care facility (including hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities). This publication provides an overview of these programs, but if you need assistance getting services, you can contact Disability Rights California toll free at (800) 776-5746 or TTY: (800) 719-5798. You can also visit our website at www.disabilityrightsca.org.
These materials are to help in preparing for a regional center eligibility hearing for children (age three years and older) or adults who have been denied regional center eligibility.
Section One - Appealing a Denial of Regional Center Eligibility: a practical step-by-step guide to appealing a denial of eligibility for regional center services.
These materials will help you prepare for your regional center hearing. This guide applies to regional center consumers who are 3 years old and older.