Information regarding the State of California, including facts and statistics, disability news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in the State of California.
California Disability Resources
Disability Justice now has a Los Angeles office to accommodate its growing California Social Security disability clients. The office is located at 11755 Wilshire Boulevard, 15th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90025. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-773-1300.
California Council of the Blind
Since 1934, the mission of the California Council of the Blind (CCB) is to gain full independence and equality of opportunity for all blind and visually impaired Californians - www.ccbnet.org
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
The mission of Deaf Community Services is to enrich the lives of people by providing services, education and advocacy that promote independence, opportunity, accessibility, and diversity. - http://www.deafcommunityservices.org
Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
Mission is to provide the means necessary to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Their Vision is to become a model organization that will not cease until every person with Down syndrome is a valued member of society - www.dsaoc.org
Discovery Blind Sports
Discovery is dedicated to fostering self-sufficiency in blind and visually impaired children and adults by improving their mobility, confidence, independence, and social skills through involvement in physical activities - www.discoveryblindsports.org
The Arc of Ventura County
The Arc of Ventura County is committed to securing for all people with developmental disabilities and related conditions, the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play - www.arcvc.org
CA.gov, Independent Living Centers by County
The Independent Living Section of the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is one part of California's independent living network, which includes 29 independent living centers (ILCs) and the State Independent Living Council (SILC) - www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/ils/ILCLIST.HTM
Mental Health Association in California
The mission of the Mental Health Association in California is to provide advocacy, education, information and other assistance necessary to ensure that all people who require mental health services are able to receive the mental health and other services that they need, and are not denied any other benefits, services, rights, or opportunities based on their need for mental health services - www.mhac.org
Statistics: California Disability
- There are an estimated 4,268,000 people with disabilities in the state of California, or 13.1% of the population over the age of five.
- Approximately 832,000 people, or 2.5% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside their homes.
- Around 2,350,000 Californians have a form of work disability, while 856,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
- Approximately 136,000 people with disabilities in the state of California are unemployed, and 1,302,000 are currently not in the workforce.