SCDD Orange County Office

Upcoming Events and Meetings

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING – March 8, 2018
Please click here for the agenda.

SELF-DETERMINATION INFORMATIONAL MEETING – FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Self-Determination offers consumers and families more flexibility, choice, and control over their regional center services. Please join us to learn the principles of self-determination, how it works, and how it differs from traditional regional center services. This is another service delivery option available to you.
Parents: Learn how you can get an individualized budget to purchase services you feel are necessary for your child.
Professionals: Be on the cutting edge of what’s new in the service delivery system.
When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (more informational meetings at different times will be available in February and March)
Where: SCDD Orange County Office – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, CA  92705
RSVP to 714-558-4404  or use this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N77YMYH
View the event flyer here.
View additional RCOC-hosted informational meeting dates here.

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING – FEBRUARY 8, 2018
Please take note that the February meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities will be held on Thursday, February 8, at 3:30 p.m. at 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana 92705.
Please click here for the agenda.

CONEXIONES EDUCATIVAS SPANISH PARENT SUPPORT GROUP – FEBRUARY 16, 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, February 16, 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!
View the meeting dates here.

2018 DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING DATES – FEBRUARY 2, FEBRUARY 9 & FEBRUARY 23, 2018
The Developmental Screening Program screens children ages 0-5 living in Orange County for developmental, cognitive, behavioral and health concerns. Qualified therapists screen children in the following areas: gross and fine motor skills, speech and language, vision, hearing, dental health, physical health and mental health.
Screenings are for Orange County residents only.
Screenings are FREE to all who attend. No appointments necessary.
Screenings are held from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.
View the screening dates here in English and Spanish.

Save the date! SUPER SATURDAY STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS
This one-day professional development conference for individuals working with young children (0-5 years) offers four one-hour workshop sessions with eight to 10 different workshop topics to choose from, including: Effective Communication Strategies; Guiding Behavior; Supporting Children’s Social Emotional Development; Working with Children Having Special Needs; Caring for Infants and Toddlers; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Creative Art and Gross Motor Activities.
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 7:45am to 2pm
Where: Lakeview Senior Center – 20 Lake Road, Irvine
For more information: 949-724-6632
View the event flyer and registration form here.

SELF-ADVOCACY MEETINGSThe self-advocacy meetings are intended for self-advocates (persons with disabilities) to learn leadership and independence skills, learn about State laws and policies on disabilities, and how to make real changes within the community. All self-advocates are welcome to attend!

Santa Ana
When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Integrity House – 2043 North Broadway, Santa Ana,  CA 92706
Presentation: Safety Training by Get Safe!  Join us for an interactive presentation on how to stay safe in difficult situations! This training will cover personal safety and awareness, assertiveness training and understanding and reacting to inappropriate behaviors.
No RSVP required – just show up! View the event flyer here.