State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to plan for and ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. .Federal law requires SCDD to identify methods to improve and increase services for individuals and their families and to submit these to the federal government in the form of a State Plan.
In addition to headquarters in Sacramento, the Council supports 13 regional offices that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families including, but not limited to, advocacy assistance, training, monitoring and public information. Please visit their website for more details.
Visit their website at http://www.scdd.ca.gov
Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA)
The Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is part of Disability Rights California. OCRA is funded through a contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. 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. This is done by having 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.
The Clients' rights Advocate for SG/PRC is:
Aimee Delgado, Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA)
750 N. Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite 214
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Visit their website at: http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/about/OCRASanGabrielPomona.htm
Disability Rights California (DRC)
Disability Rights California is a non-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities address disability-related issues such as: rights to basic support, therapy and health care such as In-Home Support Services (IHSS) and Medi-Cal; special education rights; regional center eligibility and services; voting registration, vote casting and accessible voting places, etc ( list not all-inclusive).
DRC also uses legislative and budget advocacy to assist people with disabilities. Please visit their website for more details.
Visit their website at: http://www.disabilityrightsca.org