CDR’s Record of Achievement

When you join CDR, your voice will be heard in Sacramento. CDR, as Californian’s largest cross-disability advocacy organization, has compiled a solid record of legislative achievement. Among our many accomplishments:

  • Changes in CA law to allow the use of small claims court for civil and injunctive relief in removing barriers to access in our communities [1998 AB 2702]
  • Buyers of homes just being built a Checklist of Accessible Features [2004 AB 1400]
  • Refueling assistance [1997 AB 1277]
  • State law requiring college and university text books be available in accessible formats [1999 AB 422]
  • Parking in two spaces when no accessible spots are available [CVC Sec 22511.85]
  • Allowing disabled drivers to remain in their towed vehicle [CVC 23116(c)]

CDR works to improve: Transportation, Housing, Access Enforcement, Education, Jobs, Social Support Programs, IHSS, Healthcare, Long Term Care, Independence, and Quality of Life

Benefits of CDR Membership

  • A quarterly newsletter – New World
  • Committees to help direct legislative activities, parking, access, healthcare, etc.
  • Legislative updates and alerts
  • Networking with friendly, dynamic people
  • State actions, internet advocacy, and meetings
  • The CDR Members Xchange, a private list server for CDR members

Application and Fees

Membership applications and renewals can be submitted online at Membership Application.

Payment through PayPal can be submitted after completing the application form, or can be mailed to Susan Chandler, 1193 17th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402.

All memberships, excluding lifetime, are due yearly; the rates are as follows:

Regular Annual Dues$25.00
Student/Low Income Annual Dues$10.00
Family (2 people) Annual Dues$40.00

Questions: Email Susan Chandler at or text at 805-441-8031.