Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA)

Providing free legal information, advice and representation to regional center clients. We provide the clients’ rights advocate for each regional center. To find out more, keep reading.

The Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is part of Disability Rights California. The California Department of Developmental Services funds OCRA through a contract. OCRA has been providing advocacy services to regional center consumers, their families, and interested community members since 1999. OCRA provides legal services to consumers of all 21 regional centers throughout California. We have a Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA) designated for each regional center catchment area. The CRA can help with legal problems, conduct trainings, and investigate denials of rights.

To contact your OCRA office, call one of OCRA's toll-free numbers:

Northern California 1-800-390-7032 (TTY 877-669-6023)

Southern California 1-866-833-6712 (TTY 877-669-6023)

Or you can call your advocate directly at the number listed on the staff links page.


OCRA Trainings

African American Education & Parent Summit

Table
When:  2/8/2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Taft Charter High School 5461 Winnetka Ave. Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Cost:  Free
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-prek-12-african-american-education-parent-summit-registration-76849792799

SLS/ILS Services – Spanish/English

Presentation
When:  2/11/2020
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, 1663 Mission St.  Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94103
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Alejandro Gastelum at (310) 846-4949

SLS/ILS Services – Cantonese/English

Presentation
When:  2/18/2020
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
1663 Mission St.  Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94103
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Alejandro Gastelum at (310) 846-4949

Building Collaborative & Cooperative Working Relationships with Schools

Presentation
When:  3/9/2020
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 PM 
Where: Pacheco Elementary Multipurpose Room 261 Cuesta Drive San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Cost:  Free
RSVP: https://slocoe.k12oms.org/2259-181910
Event Flyer (pdf)

The Help Group Special Needs Resource Fair

Table
When:  Sunday, March 29, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: 13164 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
Cost:  Free
RSVP: THGResourceFair2020.eventbrite.com

Individualized Education Program

Presentation
When:  4/25/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

Table
When:  4/25/2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Loma Vista Community School 2494 Pennington Creek Road San Luis Obispo, CA
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Holly Phillips 805-888-9048

Alternatives to Conservatorship

Presentation
When:  5/16/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300

Accessing Government Benefits

Presentation
When:  6/27/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300

Self-Advocacy

Presentation
When:  7/18/2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Autism Advocates in Action, Gardena Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Cost:  Free
RSVP: Renita Verner 562-857-4300


OCRA Grievance Forms