SCDD Orange County Office

Upcoming Events and Meetings

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – July 11th , 2019
Please take note that the July meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, July 11th, at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

View the agenda here.

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – May 9th , 2019
Please take note that the May meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, May 9th , at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

View the agenda here.

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – March 14th , 2019
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 14, at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

View the agenda here.

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – JANUARY 10, 2019
Please take note that the January meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

View the agenda here.

WORKSHOPS IN APRIL 2019

EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENT DECISIONS: WHAT IS THE BEST ENVIRONMENT FOR MY CHILD TO LEARN? – APRIL 9 
Special education is a service – not a placement.  IDEA definition, and subsequent case laws and studies, time and time again reinforce that a student should be placed in their Least Restrictive Environment?  But what does that mean?  How can a parent ensure their child is in the placement that will allow for their success?  How do can you be assured that your child is receiving the right supports so that they can have active and meaningful participation in the classroom activities and curriculum while still developing their own individual academic skills?
 This workshop will explore these issues and more.  Throughout this workshop parents will be provided with the pros and cons of all settings and tips on how to navigate through this difficult educational decision successfully.
NOTE:  Spanish interpretation will be available for participants when RSVP is made indicating need no later than three days prior to event. This workshop is sponsored by CAN (Collaborate/Advocate/Navigate) in collaboration with Integrated Resources Institute through a grant from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019   from 7:00- 9:00pm
Where: 145 West Main Street, Suite 260, Tustin
RSVP: Call 949-351-6380  or email parentscanoc@yahoo.com
View English flyer here.
View Spanish flyer here.

ADVOCACY CLINIC: GET HELP UNDERSTANDING YOUR RIGHTS – APRIL 16 
Help Me Grow connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of children birth through eight years. If you are struggling to connect with the right resources, are overwhelmed trying to access appropriate services for your child, or want more individualized help, call Help Me Grow to schedule an appointment with an advocate from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD). The State Council works to ensure that children with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. Call (866) GROW.025 to schedule your appointment.
When: April 16, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Appointments are required.  Please call (866) GROW.025 and request and appointment with the SCDD Advocacy Clinic.
View the event flyer here.

THOMPSON POLICY INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY PRESENTS 2019 DISABILITY SUMMIT
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard A. Villa
Advocating for Inclusive Education: What can one person do?
When: Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Where:  Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University
Register at Chapman.edu/tpi
View the event flyer here.

LIVING OPTIONS PANEL – APRIL 23   (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND IN NORTH ORANGE COUNTY)
The Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District invite you to attend a “Living Options Panel.” Come and learn about a variety of living options for you or your loved one with developmental disabilities. Start planning for your future by learning about all the
various living options today!  Presentations, round table discussions, and scheduled speakers include:

  • Mercedes Diaz  from MDH Network  – Community Care Facilities (residential homes)
  • Leslie Rhinehart from Creative Concepts – Independent Living Services (ILS)
  • Kathleen Taylor from Creative Support – Supported Living Services (SLS)
  • Marie Sanudo  from My Day Counts  – Adult Family Home Agency (AFHA)
  • Sandi Ames, Parent Perspective  – Services for Adult Child Living in Family Home

Recommended for self-advocates, parents, and transition-age school personnel. 
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 6:15 to 8:15pm
Where: Placentia Yorba Linda PDA – 4999 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
RSVP: Call 714-558-4404 or use this link (preferred): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YBDZF8C 
View the event flyer here. Spanish language interpretation will be provided by PYLUSD, upon advanced request. Please notify us 3 days in advance of the training if you need Spanish language interpretation.