DREDF:The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
DREDF founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.The mission of DREDF is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.. The vision of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is a just world where all people, with and without disabilities, live full and independent lives free of discrimination. (In Berkeley 510-644-2555 and Washington DC)
Protection & Advocacy Inc.
California’s mission is to: Advance the rights of Californians with disabilities. Our vision is a barrier free, inclusive world that values diversity, culture, and each individual.In this world all people with disabilities have: Equality,dignity,power,freedom of choice,independence,and freedom from abuse, neglect, and discrimination. They have quality, culturally responsive, safe, affordable,accessible: housing, education, healthcare, technology,transportation, and Individual and family supports that they choose and direct.People with disabilities have the right to family, social, and intimate relationships. They are financially secure, can make life choices, and have opportunities for satisfying work, recreation, spiritual lives, and community service. www.pai-ca.org (Offiices in n Oakland, Sacramento and Los Angeles)