SCDD Orange County Office

Upcoming Events and Meetings

SAVE THE DATE! SSI BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN – NOVEMBER 14, 2018 – FLYER
Know the rules and get the facts! Presented by the Social Security Administration
Training objectives:

  • Who is a “child” for SSI?
  • How does the SSI disability program work for a child?
  • What is the eligibility criteria for a child with a disability?
  • What is deeming for children?
  • Understand the deeming eligibility guidelines and chart for children
  • Questions and answers

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10am to noon
Where: Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation – 1605 East 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA  92705
RSVP: Call (714) 558-4404 or use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D9HGNZF

Living Options Panel – November 13, 2018 from 10 AM – 12 PM – FLYER
Presented by Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) and Irvine Unified School District (IUSD)
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 and scheduled speakers include:

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

Recommended for self-advocates, parents, and transition-age school personnel.

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – NOVEMBER 8, 2018 – AGENDA

ADVOCACY CLINICS – SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

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.

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) MEETING – HIGHLIGHT ON HOUSING – SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 – AGENDA 

Please take note that the September meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, September 13, at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.

This meeting will focus on affordable housing and will offer three brief presentations from Fair Housing Council of Orange County, Orange County Housing Authority, and the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy on affordable housing options in Orange County, Section 8 vouchers, special housing programs offered by the County, as well as information on reasonable modifications and medical and disability-related income exclusions.

CONEXIONES EDUCATIVAS SPANISH PARENT SUPPORT GROUP – SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

The purpose of the Conexiones Educativas Spanish Support Group is to offer training and individual consultations and guide parents with special needs children of any diagnosis and age through educational programs in different cities in Orange County in order to help families get more appropriate services. Topics vary by month and include, but are not limited to: special education, public benefits, early intervention, assessments, and access to alternative therapies.

Please note this is support group is conducted in Spanish.

When: Friday, September 14, 2018 from 10am to noon

Where: SCDD Orange County Office – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, CA  92705

No RSVP required – just show up!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! SSI BENEFITS AND APPEALS – SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 – FLYER

If you are interested in learning more about SSI benefits and appeal rights, please reserve your spot for this informative presentation. Topics include:

  • SSI Benefits Overview
  • Eligibility Requirements (Who Qualifies?) – Sequential Evaluation Process for Adults
  • Appeals Rights & Strategies
  • Questions & Answers

When: September 17, 2018 from 10am to noon

RSVP Required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/77HV7FY

SELF-DETERMINATION LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE – OCTOBER 1, 2018 – AGENDA

The RCOC Self Determination Local Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Board Room of the Regional Center of Orange County – 1525 North Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA.  If you need translation in another language, please email or call Cathy Furukawa (cfurukawa@rcocdd.com and 714-796-5181) one week prior to the scheduled meeting so that arrangements can be made. These Committee Meetings typically include information on various topics related to Self-Determination.

The agenda will be posted at www.rcocdd.com closer to the meeting date.