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Discrimination Plagues California's System of Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

New Report Shows Dramatic Disparities in Service Delivery for Latino and Spanish-Speaking Children

Despite increased attention in recent years regarding funding inequities within California's developmental services system, a new report by Public Counsel confirms systemic discrimination continues to plague the system. The report sheds new light on staggering disparities in funding between White and Hispanic clientele and between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking clientele.

The report identifies root causes for these alarming differences and provides recommendations to improve equal access to these state-funded programs and services.