California’s protection & advocacy system

For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA

or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.


Self-Advocacy Publications (in alphabetical order)


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Disability Rights California provides materials in alternative formats and provides disability related reasonable accommodations when requested. If you need materials in an alternative format or if you need reasonable accommodations to access other DRC services call 916-504-5800; TTY 800-719-5798.

Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities - or - How to Avoid Being Run Over by a Power Wheelchair (htm) (pdf) (December 1998, #5011.01)

Introduction to Self-Advocacy (htm) (pdf) (February 2008, #5070.01)

Peer / Self Advocacy Program brochure (pdf) (March 2013, Pub #5520.01) or Accessible RTF version

Peer/Self Advocacy Training Manual (December 1997, #5066.01)

Tips for Effective Advocacy (pdf) (rtf) (April 2014, #5032.01)