Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE)

Disability Rights California Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) Program provides legal services, guidance, resources, trainings, education, and community advocacy to Californians with disabilities.

DRC Program

Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE)

Disability Rights California Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) Program provides legal services, guidance, resources, trainings, education, and community advocacy to Californians with disabilities.

Our Vision & Who We Serve

Our vision is to empower diverse Californians with disabilities, including communities of color, and communities that include people who are non-English speaking, immigrants, LGBTQIA, rural areas, and people experiencing homelessness by collaborating with these communities and their leaders to deliver individualized and accessible advocacy services.

To learn more about our work view our outreach newsletters here.

We provide trainings to organizations and community groups on disability topics.

Topics Include:

  • Alternative to conservatorship
  • Assistance animals in housing/public places
  • Assistive technology
  • CalAble
  • Cal Fresh
  • California Children’s Services
  • Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
  • Disability discrimination in: businesses, government agencies, housing, businesses, and/or other public entities
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • In home supportive services (IHSS)
  • Medi-Cal
  • Mental Health Services
  • Multipurpose senior services program (MSSP)
  • Proposed changes to Public Charge
  • Reasonable modifications in housing
  • Regional Centers
  • Special Education
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
View a detailed list of training topics.

We provide community outreach

Participating in community events, festivals, tabling, booths, etc. to share resources about agency information to the community.

How to request a training?

If you are an organization or community group you can request training or outreach.

Training/Outreach Form

Icon of two people shaking hands.Success Story

Improve Interactions Between Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities

DRC staff provided a training seminar to the Sacramento Police Department to promote awareness and improve interactions between law enforcement and people with disabilities. The training was important since the Sacramento Police Department responds to many calls involving individuals, family members, and caregivers from various disability communities.

The police department staff appreciated the training and expressed interest in receiving more training in the future.