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 am- 4 pm.
The purpose of an assessment and reassessment is to determine what services you need and how much time you need to receive IHSS services in order for you to remain safe at home.
Respite gives family members a break from caring for you and gives them time to do other things. The regional center pays for it. Sometimes the regional center may refuse to give you, stop or cutback respite. You can appeal this decision. This pub is a step-by-step guide to help you prepare for a regional center respite fair hearing.
Federal and state law require employers to accommodate your disability. This publication gives you a sample letter to ask for an accommodation. It has a sample letter for your doctor. It tells you what to do if your employer will not give you an accommodation for your disability so you can do your job.
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 tells you about your right to have an assistance animal when your housing does not allow pets. Assistance animal means an animal you need lives in your home. It can be a service animal or an emotional support animal. This pub tells you what to do if your landlord will not let you keep your assistance animal and tells you where to get help.
You cannot bring emotional support animals into businesses or public places. You can bring service animals to those places. This pub tells you how to know if your animal is a service animal. If a business does not let you have your service animal, this pub tells you what you can do to keep your animal with you.
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.
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.
Most people who get Medi-Cal are in a managed health care plan. You have options if your health plan denies a service. This pub tells you about one of them: Independent Medical Review (IMR). An IMR is a way, in certain situations, for you to get a medical review of a health plan’s decision.