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
Because of a growing awareness that Regional Centers may not have spent funds for services in a fair and balance way, the California Legislature passed a law in
2011 requiring regional centers to post data about how they spend their money. This information is grouped by factors such as ethnicity, language spoken, age,
and others. The data for the 2012-2013 fiscal year has recently been posted on each regional centerís website. Go to http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/POSData.cfm
to find the links to your regional center. It is encouraged that you review the information for your regional center and attend its public meeting where the results will be
discussed and public comment will be taken.
For information that compares the results of the seven Los Angeles county regional centers' Purchase of Services data by ethnicity and language,
please click here.
Additional information and analyses are also available at Disability Rights California's website, www.disabilityrightsca.org.