Yes. The State Council on Developmental Disabilities provides clients’ rights advocacy services to people in Porterville Developmental Center and Canyon Springs.Section 4433.5.
The CRA can:
- Tell you about your legal rights, including your right to assessments and an IPP to identify the services and supports you need to return to the community,
- Help you with administrative and legal solutions, and
- Advocate for you while you are placed there.
The DC also has a Volunteer Advocacy Assistance Program. A volunteer advocate can help represent you at your IPP and when you want to move into the community.Section 4548(d); see also Volunteer Advocacy Services at: scdd.ca.gov/volunteeradvocacyservices/.