There are many ways to advocate for yourself for services that you need.
You have these rights:
If you disagree with a regional center decision about services or eligibility or other action, you may file for a fair hearing. Ask your service coordinator for a form and instructions.
And, if you believe that the regional center has wrongly or unfairly denied your rights, you may file a complaint with the Clients’ Rights Advocate. This process resolves complaints other than disputes about eligibility or the nature, scope, or amount of services—which are resolved by filing for a fair hearing.
In either case, you may contact TCRC’s Clients' Rights Advocate, Kendra McWright, at (805) 884-7218 or e-mail Kendra.McWright@disabilityrightsca.org.
Plus, find detailed information about complaints and fair hearings, including forms, at the Department of Developmental Services website:
This web site includes a phone number for answering applicant questions as required by Assembly Bill 1402.