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Federal & State Laws 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.

A Guide to Small Claims Court: How to sue if a business or landlord discriminates against you because of your disability (pdf) (rtf) (October 2015, #5206.01)

Disability Rights California: Fast Facts English (pdf) (March 2010, #F004.01)

Filing Claims Against Government Entities Under the California Tort Claims Act (htm) (pdf) (August 2001, #5229.01)

Psychiatric Service and Emotional Support Animals (pdf) (rtf) (June 2014, #5483.01) Note: This publication explains the rights of people with disabilities to service and emotional support animals in housing under state and federal fair housing laws only. We are currently revising the publication to reflect additional rights to service animals in housing under the California Disabled Persons Act.

Summary of Disability Rights California Authority Under State and Federal Law (htm) (pdf) (January 2005, #5031.01)