Elizabeth Zirker is a Senior Counsel with Disability Rights California. She works to increase and strengthen home-and community-based services for children and adults with disabilities. Her years of experience in impact litigation, policy, and individual advocacy inform her expertise in California’s many programs that maintain people with disabilities in their own homes and communities, with particular emphasis on the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and Medi-Cal waivers.
Elizabeth was a 2005 Borchard Fellow in Law and Aging with Disability Rights California. She received her J.D. from Berkeley Law (2004), MFA in Painting from California College of the Arts (2000), and B.A. in Art and English at the University of California, Berkeley (1995).