Area Boards were created by state law in 1969 to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families get the services they need. The mission of the Area Board is to protect and advocate for the civil, legal, and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities, and to ensure that the support and services they receive are of the highest possible quality.
Area Boards are federally funded affiliated offices of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Because of the vast size, complexity, and diversity of the State of California, the Legislature finds that the legal, civil, and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities will not be adequately guaranteed throughout the state unless monitoring responsibility is established on a regional basis through area boards on developmental disabilities.
IF YOU FEEL YOUR RIGHTS
OR THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER,
ARE BEING VIOLATED,
CALL AREA BOARD 10