PUBLICLY-FUNDED ADVOCATES
Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Minimize
State of California
1600 Ninth Street, Room 340
Sacramento, CA 95814

P.O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020
(916) 654-1897
(916) 654-2167 fax
www.DDS.ca.gov/DDSHomePage.cfm
DDSweb@DDS.ca.gov
 
Children and Family Services Branch Minimize
Community Services and Support Division
1600 Ninth Street, 3rd Floor, Room 330 MS3-8
Sacramento, CA 95814

  • This agency allows families to voice comments and concerns about California regional centers or State developmental centers, and to get information on voluntary informal meetings, mediation and due process fair hearings.
 
Information about Regional Centers Minimize
 
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment (DDS) Minimize
 
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Minimize

2225 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818-1690
(916) 322-8500
(916) 322-8643
www.dor.ca.gov

  • DOR’s mission is to work in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.

 
Disability Rights California (DRC) formerly PAI Minimize

100 Howe Avenue, Suite 235N
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 488-9950
(916) 488-9960 fax
800/ 776-5746
www.disabilityrightsca.org 

  • DRC is a federally mandated organization which advocates on behalf of individuals with disabilities living in California. 
  • Several attorneys take on selective cases which impact many individuals.  
  • Law clerks are available to speak with callers and answers questions regarding problems in educational and other issues. 
  • DRC offers free publications including: 
    • 1) Special Education Rights and Responsibilities  
    • 2) Rights Under the Lanterman Act: Regional Center Services for People with Developmental Disabilities (both are question and answer type books with answers to many special education questions).

 
Legislation & Public Information Minimize
1029 J Street, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 497-0331 TTY
(916) 497-0835
 
Peer/ Self Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities Peer/ Self Advocacy & Collaborative Projects Minimize
100 Howe Ave., Suite 200-N
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 488-7787
 
Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) Minimize
100 Howe Ave., Suite 240-N
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 575-1615
(800 390-7032
(877) 669-6023 TTY
 
Office of Patients’ Rights Minimize
100 Howe Ave., Suite 210-N
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 575-1610

 
Department of Managed Healthcare Minimize
HMO Appeals
Helpline: (888) 466-2219

  • Request medical review. 
  • If you are under Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, call and they will redirect.
 
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