Sacramento Regional Office

Regional Advisory Meeting 2020 Calendar

 

Regional Advisory Committee Members

ALPINE, COLUSA, SIERRA COUNTY
Jesana Tran

EL DORADO COUNTY
Karen Mulvany, Chairperson

NEVADA COUNTY

Vacant, please apply at www.scdd.ca.gov, click on “Apply to be a Volunteer with SCDD”

PLACER COUNTY
Tyson Whitman

SACRAMENTO COUNTY
Benita Ayala

Kidada Medina

SUTTER COUNTY
Chris Hickey

YOLO COUNTY
Donnell Kenworthy

YUBA COUNTY
Glenda Servantes

At-Large Positions

Brandy Boyd 

Nancy Esparza

Natalie Gray

Michael Helton

Elaine Linn

Vacant, please apply at www.scdd.ca.gov, click on “Apply to be a Volunteer with SCDD”


UPCOMING MEETINGS


Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting December 15 (Agenda)

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting October 20 (Agenda

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting August 18 (Agenda

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting June 16 (Agenda

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting April 21 (Agenda)

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting February 11 (Agenda) 


UPCOMING TRAININGS

Tuesday Zoom Chat with DREDF (PTI) about their new grant to provide parent training on Individual Education Plans and other education related topics to this region. Zoom event will be in English (click here for flyer) and Spanish (click here for flyer). Please pre-register. Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

SCDD & ACRC collaborate on the following Zoom training: Overview of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS Final Rule) and how it relates to Regional Center Services, for self-advocates and family members, but all are welcome! December 2, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm. Register for this free Zoom training at: https://bit.ly/30Z37P4. See more details on flyers. (English flyer) (Spanish flyer)


PREVIOUS TRAININGS (and links to recordings)


To locate recordings of recent trainings on Aunt Bertha Online Resource Platform, IHSS, or Tuesday Chats with a variety of topics, please visit our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/CalSCDD. Or go to YouTube and search California DD Council.


April 21, 2020
Dante Allen, ED, CalABLE on ABLE Accounts (link to different recent CalABLE training) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aORiXaR2llI  

April 28, 2020 Brittnee Gillespie, Attorney/Clients’ Rights Advocate, Disability Rights California about about supports and services her office provides to clients of Alta California Regional Center and children with special needs who have Individual Education Plans. We also discuss changes that have occurred to services as result of Covid-19. https://bit.ly/2Qcpaw4   
 
May 5, 2020 L. Vance Taylor, Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs, CA Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on Covid-19 and people with Access and Functional Needs. https://bit.ly/34jONmE
 
May 12, 2020 Carole Watilo, ED, Progressive Employment Concepts and Self-Advocates on Employment & Community Based Supports.https://bit.ly/31evs4i  
 
May 19, 2020 Andrew Pentacost, Senior Health Education Specialist, Health Education Department, California Health and Wellness/HealthNet on Managed Care regulations and services under the Affordable Care Act. We also address changes to medical services during Covid-19. https://bit.ly/3hh8HlV  
 
May 26, 2020 April Wick, Executive Director, Resources for Independent Living (RIL) on Independent Living Center services and supportshttps://bit.ly/3hfynj3 

June 2, 2020 Diana Maffei, Program Manager, Warmline Family Resource Center on services and supports through Family Resource Centershttps://bit.ly/2QhXSUJ
 
June 11, 2020 Anthony Pico with the Aunt Bertha online social service resource platform on how this resource works and how you can use it to help yourself or others find resources in your community by zip code and topic of what you are seeking help with. https://bit.ly/3gdcAXL    
 
June 16, 2020 Brittnee Gillespie, Attorney/Clients’ Rights Advocate, Disability Rights California on IHSS program, how to Prepare for Home Visits, Protective Supervision, and the Appeals Process. https://bit.ly/3aKgAOr
 
June 23, 2020 Raymond Hampson and other dads with Dad-vocates fathers’ group discuss fathering a special needs child and unique challenges during COVID-19. https://bit.ly/2QaOu5r  
 
June 30, 2020 Caryl Balko, Pride Industries Supported Employment, and job exploration, preparation, searching, on-the-job training, and ongoing supports for community employment. https://bit.ly/32eWJmN

July 7, 2020 Deirdre Fitzgerald, PhD, BCBA-D, Achievement by Design, discusses practical strategies to improve sleeping and waking routinesduring stressful times, such as COVID-19. https://bit.ly/3dex7cy
 
July 28, 2020 Lori Banales, Deputy Executive Director, and John Decker, Director of Community Services and Supports with Alta California Regional Center discuss updates regarding services & supports to individuals with developmental disabilities during COVID-19. https://bit.ly/3l3TvLl 
 
August 4, 2020 Danielle Cannarozzi, Community Outreach Specialist, LIBERTY Dental, discusses proper oral hygiene, including brushing & flossing, as well as healthy drinks/snacks for the best oral health for individuals with developmental disabilities. https://tinyurl.com/SCDDdentaltraining
 
August 11, 2020 Katherine Weston, Home and Community Based Specialist, Alta California Regional Center, helps us learn more about the CMS (Centers for Medicaid Services) Final Rule requirements for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and Person Centered Planning and how they will shape day program services and supports funded by the Regional Centers in the near future.  https://tinyurl.com/SCDDHCBS2020  
                                                 
August 18, 2020 Chris Flannery is an Outreach Specialist with Aurrera Health Group who works with the CA Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to help implement the Health Homes Program (HHP), a new initiative which adds extra service benefits to qualifying Medi-Cal beneficiaries. HHP offers these extra services at no cost to Medi-Cal members with certain chronic health and/or mental health issues who have high health care needs or do not have a place to live. https://bit.ly/3l3hF8C  

August 25, 2020 10am-11am Special Guest: Kelsey Handcock, OCRA Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy serving clients of Alta California Regional Center, on Individual Program Plan (IPP) Strategies, Procedures, and the Complaint & Appeal Process. Let’s give Ms. Handcock a warm welcome to her new position as OCRA. She looks forward to meeting and advocating on behalf of many of you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzLTuytLb-Q 

September 8, 2020 April Wick, Executive Director, Resources for Independent Living shared about the Census2020 and its importance for the disability community. https://youtu.be/fIhE5VL88Lk

September 22, 2020 Fred Nisen, Supervising Attorney on Voting Rights with Disability Rights California and Russel Rawlings, Statewide Organizer, California Independent Living Centers discuss Voting Rights in 2020. https://youtu.be/jUIEugVz-sE 

September 24, 2020 Katherine Westin, HCBS Specialist, Alta California Regional Center offers a training on the Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver or Settings Rule/Final Rule and how it may affect community services funded through the regional centers. https://youtu.be/

October 6, 2020 Employment Services from ACRC, Employment First Legislation and Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE): Cindy Le, Employment Services Specialist, Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) will discuss Employment Services from ACRC, Employment First Legislation and Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE). https://youtu.be/mNIdC-kdDxE      

October 13, 2020 Employment Services through the Department of Rehabilitation (Jose Garcia, Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, DOR) and Career Exploration supports through Golden Sierra Job Training Agency (Jessica Conant, MS, Disability Resource Coordinator) are explored. https://youtu.be/yAQdbg77Cws

October 15, 2020 Katherine Westin, HCBS Specialist, Alta California Regional Center offers a training on the Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver or Settings Rule/Final Rule and how it may affect residential services funded through the regional centers in California. https://youtu.be/z3HdBDkK9Og

October 20, 2020 Steve Ruder, BAC Program Coordinator at the UC Davis MIND Institute, discusses how the Business Advisory Council reaches out to educate businesses, connects them with other businesses who have hired individuals with disabilities as well as to supported employment agencies. Dee Gavaldon, Program manager and Benefits Counselor, Crossroads, A Pride Industries company, discusses Benefits Counseling for those transition to work who receive public benefits. https://youtu.be/0yGGt78IDzc

October 27, 2020 Let’s Celebrate our Stories! Nine self-advocates (and parents) shared stories about their employment experiences before, during, and after the Pandemic. They shared about how their work duties changed, and in some cases, how their employment goals have changed due to the current work climate. Progressive Employment Concepts – PEC, Pride Industries, and Strategies to Empower People – STEP, shared how they assisted these individuals to obtain their jobs, provide on-the-job training, and ongoing employment supports and coaching as job duties change. https://youtu.be/j1eb8_jee3Q

November 17, 2020 Amanda Hill, Community Outreach Manager for Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal plan discussed eligibility and enrollment, choosing a health plan and Anthem specific benefits during Covid-19. https://youtu.be/8ayarlDszxk

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