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Area Board 3 - California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

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Contact Information

2033 Howe Avenue, Suite 160

Sacramento CA 95825

(Sacramento County)

(916) 263-3085

Sonya Bingaman (Executive Director)

Fax: (916) 263-3084

E-Mail address: sonya.bingaman@scdd.ca.gov

Website:  http://www.scdd.ca.gov/areaboard3.htm

Organization Type

Government

Service Description

Advocates for the legal, civil and service rights of individulas and their families. We are representative of the community, embracing and promoting the principles and practices of inclusion.

Works to ensure the provision of quality services by monitoring agencies and the supports that people receive.
Advocates for and facilitates systemic change, by building partnerships with organizations that support and share our vision.
Promotes, facilitates, and supports self-advocacy in local communities.
Empowers individuals and families through a variety of training opportunities, conferences, and sharing information/resources.

Program:
Help connect people to needed services and supports:
Provides information about available services and supports
Informs people about their rights and how to be their own advocate
Advises people on their appeal rights if a service they need is denied
Strive to improve services and supports:
Review policies and practices of publicly funded agencies
Identify the types of services and supports that are needed but not available
Monitor legislation significant to individuals with developmental disabilities
Help people become part of their communities:
Encourage and assist citizen advocacy organizations
Educate the public about disabilities and the importance of full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the community

Types of Service(s) Offered

Government Agency, Information and Support, Legal/Advocacy, Training
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