SCDD Orange County Office

Upcoming Meetings

Program Development Grant Cycle 39

Regional Office: Orange County

Organization Name: *Project Independence

Dollar Amount of Proposal: $20,000

Goal Area Proposed: Employment

Proposal Narrative: The project intends to educate and promote competitive employment by providing much needed training to Orange County, CA. The vision is a community with the expertise and resources to increase employment opportunities for people with I/DD. In order to expand staff expertise and resources, this project will provide specific job development techniques and strategies to interested organizations that provide community services. Training will cover job matching, job carving, self-management systems and looking at job development from the business perspective. In addition, by providing information and resources to people with I/DD and their families, The project intends to address benefits and barriers to employment. The goals are to promote the upside of competitive employment by providing four workshops to people with developmental disabilities and their families throughout Orange County, CA, specifically targeting high poverty areas. The impact will be increased employment.

*Pending successful completion of the protest period. 

Trainings and Community Events

SCDD ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
Please take note that the March meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

PARENTS’ ROLE IN JOB DEVELOPMENT (YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!)
Presented by Paul Harvey, Retired Nissan North America Business Consultant and Parent
Mr. Harvey, former Corporate Senior Manager of U.S. Headquarters at Nissan North America, started utilizing people with developmental disabilities in various job capacities over 15 years ago. He will share his unique viewpoint on job development from an employer’s perspective, parent’s perspective, and how parents can join in the job development process to help identify and develop creative employment solutions for their adult children.
Parents of children/adult children with disabilities receive registration priority. Professionals will be added to a waiting list and notified closer to the event date if spots are still available.
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm
Where: SCDD Orange County Office – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705
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REGIONAL CENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING PURCHASE OF SERVICE EXPENDITURE DATA
The Regional Center of Orange County will present data, as required by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization and expenditure with respect to all of the following: (1) Age of individual served, (2) Race or ethnicity of the individual served, (3) Primary language spoken by the individual served, and (4) Disability. Please mark your calendar now! We look forward to meeting with you on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 and welcome your comments and questions.
When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Regional Center of Orange County Board Room- 1525 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, 92705
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READY NOW – PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS TRAINING
The Ready Now training will provide you with the basic knowledge and information needed to be prepared for, and respond to, emergencies and disasters at home, in the workplace, and anywhere you find yourself during a disaster or emergency.
Hosted by the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities & Regional Center of Orange County
When: Friday, April 14, 2017 from 3:30-5:30pm
Where: Regional Center of Orange County West Office – 10803 Hope Street, Suite A, Cypress, CA  90630
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNY57LC
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ALTERNATIVES TO CONSERVATORSHIP
Presented by the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy, Disability Rights California
Please join us to learn about: Conservatorship, Power of Attorney, the differences between them, and which is best for me. As always, there will be time for questions and answers.
When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: SCDD Orange County Office – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, CA  92705
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P6KXL3R
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SAVE THE DATE – HELP US DESIGN CALIFORNIA’S ABLE ACCOUNTS!
California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) is a new program that will allow people with disabilities to establish tax-advantaged savings accounts with the ability to save up to $14,000 (currently) per year and up to $100,000 without losing SSI. In California, beneficiaries will also have the ability to save beyond the $100,000 (up to $475,000) and still participate in Medi-Cal and other vital public benefits programs.
To be eligible, a person: must be disabled before age 26 –and– currently receiving, or eligible for, SSI/SSDI –or– has been diagnosed by a qualified physician with a physical or mental disability resulting in marked and severe functional limitations that is expected to last no less than 12 months (self-certification).
This is the first training by the CalABLE Board in Orange County so you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the program, its benefits, and to provide your input in the development of ABLE Accounts!
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6-8:00pm
Where: SCDD Orange County Office – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, CA  92705
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CH9TKL5
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