Training Materials and Publications

Materiales de capacitación y publicaciones en español

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Resources Posted


Abuse

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Benefits

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Deinstitutionalization

  • Keeping the Promise: Self Advocates Defining the Meaning of Community Living
  • Living Options Checklist (ICF and CCF): A checklist for you to use when evaluating ICF or CCF living options.
  • Living Options Checklist (ILS and SLS): Questions you should ask when interviewing ILS or SLS agencies.
  • The Promise of Olmstead: 15 Years Later: The 15th Anniversary of Olmstead video compilation is a DOJ/HHS tribute to the dedicated and brave individuals who have brought to life the Olmstead decision’s promise of community integration for people with disabilities. The video features images and live interviews from disability rights advocates, including Sue Jamieson, the lead attorney in the Olmstead case, and people with disabilities who live independently and fully participate in their communities. The advocates whose stories are featured in the film – Melissa Taylor, Ricardo Thornton, Justin Duvall, Sharon Ledford, and Stefon and Shareen Young-Chavez – all reside in the DC Metro area and participate in their communities. The film also features statements from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Associate Attorney General Tony West, highlighting the Civil Rights Division’s Olmstead enforcement efforts, as well as its ongoing commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities can live and participate in, and contribute to, our communities.
  • Voices from the Olmstead Decision: In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead decision, the companion video to — The Promise of Olmstead: 15 Years Later — features the “voices” of individuals with disabilities, family members, advocates, and stakeholders from across the nation whose lives have been positively impacted by Olmstead’s promise of community integration.

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Disability Awareness

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Education

Adult Transition Basics (English) (Spanish)
Early Intervention to School Services: School and Regional Center services now that your child is age 3. 
IEP Basics (English) (Spanish)
IEP Strategy Guide (First Edition) Understanding the Process So You Can Get What You Need: If you have a child with an individual education program (IEP), this guide is for you. Rather than being an exhaustive list of IEP requirements or your rights, this is a guide on strategy. It describes the IEP process and will assist you in advocating more effectively for your child.
IEP Strategy Guide (Spanish)
Parent Rights to Special Education Under IDEA: Include sample letters, and information and Evaluations & Assessments, IEP Prep and Collaboration, Section 504 Accommodations, Transition Planning and more.  (703 pages)
Plan for the IEP: The Plan for the IEP may help you prepare for your IEP meeting. Putting your thoughts on paper will organize your presentation and ensure easy access to the information you need to present to the IEP team, establishing the foundation for your requests. This document also complements the “IEP Strategy Guide – Understanding the Process So You Can Get What You Need”.
Preparing for Your IEP
Questions on Procedural Safeguards and Due Process Procedures
Special Education Basics
Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Manual
Student-Directed IEP
Student-Led IEP
Early Start for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families

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Early Start Resources

Family Resource Centers (Early Start)
Family Resource Centers Network of California (FRCNCA)
First 5 California 
First 5 County Commissions

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Employment

Why Work is Better
SSAN Employment First Presentation (PDF)
California Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE): Blueprint for Change
The State of Employment For Californians with Developmental Disabilities (2016)
Directory of Women’s Shelters
Rebecca’s Community
Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for Young Adults in Transition August 31, 2011: Watch the recorded webinar here! – Read the transcript – Download the Presentation Slides (pdf, 1.6MB) – Download the audio from the presentation

Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for People Who Have a Disability and Are Ready to Work, July 11, 2012: Watch the recorded Webinar here! – Read the Transcript – Download the Presentation Slides (PDF, 1.2mb) – Download the audio from the Presentation

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Family Resources

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Government 101

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Health

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Housing

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Individual Program Planning

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Public Meeting Resources

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Quality Assessment and National Core Indicators Survey (NCI)

NCI Information 

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Safety

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Self Advocacy

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Self-Determination

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Technology

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Transition

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Transportation

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