Disabilities

Department of Rehabilitation, Department of Developmental Services,
Department of Mental Health

Assistive Technology Network
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Dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

Braille Institute
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A private, nonprofit organization that provides an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired through integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services.

Brain Injury Network
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An international and USA national association of persons who have sustained acquired brain injuries (ABI). The brain injuries are from traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, brain tumor, illness (such as encephalitis, meningitis, etc.)

California Department of Developmental Services
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The agency through which California provides services and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism.

California Department of Mental Health
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Provides information and news, as well as ombudsman and other support services. Offers a searchable database of mental health facilities and a statewide 24-hour mental health crisis hotline.

California Department of Rehabilitation
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Oversees Independent Living Centers, offers job links, list of field offices, Americans with Disabilities Act overview.

California Disability Access Information
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Provided by the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), this is a one-stop resource for locating information on disability law and access issues. It combines information on state and federal laws, regulations and enforcement, guidance in providing access accommodations and resources for meeting disability access laws.

California Relay Service
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Provides specially-trained operators to relay telephone conversations back and forth between people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled and all those they wish to communicate with by telephone. This CRS page offers useful information about the availability of relay services, the new 711 Choice option, and relay providers.

California Residential Services Association
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An association that serves to educate providers of residential care to the developmentally disabled in licensed group homes, adult residential facilities, and residential care for the elderly.

California State Independent Living Council
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Offers links to the statewide network of Independent Living Centers, as well as numerous reports and upcoming meeting notices.

California Telephone Access Program: California Phones
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Offers free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, easier to dial, and easier to call. Available to all eligible California residents, individuals can receive free phone equipment with certification by a medical doctor, a licensed audiologist, a qualified state agency, or a hearing aid dispenser.

CDCAN (California Disability Community Action Network)
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A grassroots organizing and information network, primarily representing people with disabilities but which also seeks to work in partnership with other rights' groups on common issues.

Center for Accessible Technology
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Works with school districts to provide services for individual students and training on assistive technology for District Staff. They also work with employers and Department of Rehabilitation Counselors to provide services that support adults with disabilities in finding and retaining jobs and creating accessible work environments.

CFILC (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers)
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CFILC supports independent living centers in local communities through advocacy and promoting access and integration for people with disabilities.

Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP)
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A state-mandated program that distributes telecommunications equipment and services for individuals certified as having functional limitations of hearing, vision, mobility, speech and/or interpretation of information.

Disability Benefits 101
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Seeks to provide people with disabilities in California updated and accurate information on how employment affects benefits, so they can better plan employment and financial goals.

Disabled Parking Placards and Plates
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Provides eligibility and application information about parking placards and vehicle plates for people with disabilities. Includes a downloadable application you can print, complete and mail to the DMV.

Pacific ADA Center
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The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center (Pacific DBTAC) is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

Workforce Initiative
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Supports efforts to improve recruitment and retention of direct support professionals who help people with disabilities and older adults to live independently and with dignity. The center provides state Medicaid agencies, other state-level government agencies and organizations, employer agencies, researchers, policymakers, direct service professionals and consumers easy access to information and resources they may need about the direct service workforce.

 
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