Advocacy Agencies

The word ‘advocate’ means to speak on the behalf of another. As a parent you are the first and best person to speak on behalf of your child. You know your child better than anyone. Professionals will come and go from their lives, but you will be there for the long haul.

EPU Parents

Sequoia State Council on Developmental Disabilities

770 E. Shaw, Suite 123 Fresno, CA 93710 222-2496 Yolanda Cruz

California Dept. of Education

Procedural Safeguards Due Process, Mediation, or Complaints Only 1-800-926-0648

Office of Clients Rights Advocates (OCRA)

For Regional Center clients only 567 W Shaw Ave, Suite C-3 Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 271-6736 Margaret Oppel, Clients’ Rights Advocate (CRA) Maricruz Magdaleno – Bilingual Assistant CRA

Disability Rights of California

567 W Shaw Ave, Suite C-3 Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 476-2000

Ivan Flores, Ombudsman

Fresno Unified Students Only (559) 457-3222


Clovis Unified: (559) 327-9407 Fresno County: (559) 265-3049 Fresno Unified: (559) 457-3220