Mental Disability

Employment Accommodations at the Social Security Administration

December 1, 2023

Disability Rights Advocates is investigating the experiences of Social Security Administration employees who have been denied disability-related accommodations at work. We would greatly appreciate if you would complete the following survey if you have been denied disability accommodations related to your employment with the Social Security Administration.

Prado v. City of Berkeley

September 8, 2023

On September 5, 2023, DRA initiated legal action to prevent the City of Berkeley from conducting evictions of unhoused Berkeley residents who reside on 8th and Harrison Street until there are sufficient provisions of shelter, housing, or alternative accommodations that take into consideration their disability-related needs. 

Kings County Juvenile Center

September 5, 2023

In August 2023, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and Disability Rights California (DRC) released a report, “Youth in Crisis: How Kings County Locks Up Youth With Disabilities.” This report outlines findings from a multi-year investigation of the conditions at the Kings County Juvenile Center. Read the full report with recommendations and images of the facility. DRA … Continue reading “Kings County Juvenile Center”

Battle v. Tennessee

April 18, 2023

This case was filed on January 14, 2022 to challenge the State of Tennessee’s failure to ensure that effective communication is provided to d/Deaf people who receive services from the State’s Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) and its Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS). For instance, the Defendants have placed Plaintiffs in group homes without any … Continue reading “Battle v. Tennessee”

Yesue v. Sebastopol

October 25, 2022

In October 2022, DRA, ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Legal Aid of Sonoma County, and California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. filed suit against the city of Sebastopol for enacting an ordinance that prohibits vehicles “used for human habitation” from parking anywhere within city limits during the day.  This action, aimed at driving the city’s most … Continue reading “Yesue v. Sebastopol”

Doe and Roe v. County of Los Angeles

July 29, 2021

In July 2021, Disability Rights Advocates filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of two participants in Los Angeles County’s federally-funded Master of Social Work Trainee Program, whose internship and employment offers with the County’s Department of Children and Family Services were withdrawn following invasive and unnecessary psychological evaluations. Read the Complaint. … Continue reading “Doe and Roe v. County of Los Angeles”

Navarro v. Mountain View

July 14, 2021

If you are a person who is houseless in Mountain View or one of the nearby communities and have parked or may park any vehicle that could be considered “oversized” by Mountain View, (over 6’ in height, 7’ in width, or 22’ in length) then click here to read the Class Notice describing a proposed … Continue reading “Navarro v. Mountain View”

Geary v. City of Pacifica

March 15, 2021

On March 15, 2021, on behalf of five Pacifica residents who reside in RVs, Disability Rights Advocates, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County filed a class action lawsuit against the city to strike down a law that bans RV parking within city limits. The lawsuit argues … Continue reading “Geary v. City of Pacifica”

Westchester County Emergency Preparedness

October 15, 2020

Disability Rights Advocates, Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., and Westchester County have reached a settlement agreement that will result in significant improvements to the County’s emergency preparedness and response programs for people with disabilities who live in, work in, or travel to the County. The agreement was reached through structured negotiations without any lawsuit … Continue reading “Westchester County Emergency Preparedness”