You have a right to:
- Be at all meetings that are part of the appeal.
- Give written or spoken evidence.
- Have witnesses testify for you.
- Cross-examine the regional center’s witnesses.
- Speak for yourself at the hearing.
- Have an advocate, lawyer, or someone else represent you.
- See the regional center’s records about you and your case.
- Have an interpreter.§ 4701(f)(1)-(5).
The regional center must give you a written explanation of your rights. They should also give you written information about where to get advocacy help, such as from your Clients’ Rights Advocate, SCDD, and Disability Rights California.§ 4701(g).