Sacramento Regional Office

 

Regional Advisory Committee Members

ALPINE, COLUSA, SIERRA COUNTY
Jesana Tran

EL DORADO COUNTY
Karen Mulvany, Secretary

NEVADA COUNTY
Diane Walker

PLACER COUNTY
Tyson Whitman
Michelle Padilla
SACRAMENTO COUNTY
Benita Ayala
Kidada Medina

SUTTER COUNTY
Chris Hickey

YOLO COUNTY
Vacant

YUBA COUNTY
Glenda Servantes

At-Large Positions

Brandy Boyd, Chairperson
Nancy Esparza, Vice-Chair 
Nicole Mion
Stephani Crespin
Nikki Chand
Abirami Duraiswamy 


UPCOMING MEETINGS IN 2022

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10am-1pm (Agenda) (February 2022 Meeting Minutes

Schedule for 2022 RAC meetings (attachment)


PREVIOUS MEETINGS IN  2021

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10am-1pm (Agenda) (February 2022 Meeting Minutes

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10am-1pm (Packet) (December 2021 Meeting Minutes) (2021 PPR Presentation)

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday December 14, 2021 10am-1pm (Packet) (October 2021 Meeting Minutes)

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday October 19, 2021 10am-1pm (Agenda/Packet) (June 2021 Meeting Minutes) (August 2021 Meeting Minutes) (Best Buddies Presentation“ACRC Lori Banales talks with the RAC https://youtu.be/pcHb3_rJeS8

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday August 17, 2021 10am-1pm (Agenda/Packet

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday June 15, 2021 10am-1pm (Packet)

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday April 20, 2021 10am-1pm (Packet)

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Tuesday February 9, 2021 (Agenda)


UPCOMING TRAININGS

Community Conversation: Sheltered Workshop to Competitive Integrated Employment – (English flyer), (Spanish flyer)
March 19, 2022, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


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.

Emergency Preparedness and Go Kit Trainings for November-January (Flyer)

April 21, 2020 Dante Allen, ED, CalABLE on ABLE Accounts (link to different recent CalABLE training) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6bNh7YXhlM

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZXrLJlSYqY&t=26s
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8zpxbLpHqo&t=1308s
 
May 12, 2020 Carole Watilo, ED, Progressive Employment Concepts and Self-Advocates on Employment & Community Based Supports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS2p8WcZBFA&t=1539s
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C8DOGPQYP0
 
May 26, 2020 April Wick, Executive Director, Resources for Independent Living (RIL) on Independent Living Center services and supports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpvTkpZShkg

June 2, 2020 Diana Maffei, Program Manager, Warmline Family Resource Center on services and supports through Family Resource Centers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqOUY10m0ac
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs8FDIJithk&t=4s   
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieBzNyY0QGo&t=169s
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI0Ry948iMM&t=2143s
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUivXc4dRjE

July 7, 2020 Deirdre Fitzgerald, PhD, BCBA-D, Achievement by Design, discusses practical strategies to improve sleeping and waking routines during stressful times, such as COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7slGfraGQU&t=1338s
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSFcSMNFIhw
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApKk4oi9RnM&t=93s
 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdMP4ezRKs&t=42s
                                                 
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an8_F4QVCmM&t=1187s

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIhE5VL88Lk&t=39s

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNwlFQbTVAc

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ayarlDszxk&t=30s

December 2, 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 and licensed residential services funded through the regional centers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwLr-xFy7Ro

December 8, 2020 Juliet Barraza, Kenya Martinez, Cheryl Thies, and Diana Vega, DREDF (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund) share about their services as the Parent Training & Information center for 30 Northern CA counties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM-6RB6ChTo

December 15, 2020 Beth Foraker, Co-Director of the SEED Scholar Program and Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D., Director, UC Davis MIND Institute, discuss this new program for individuals with intellectual disabilities to attend UC Davis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0AkYq3XNyY

January 20, 2021 Creating Dementia Friendly Homes for People with ID/DD by Kris McCann, ED, BAHC. This presentation was a part of the Sacramento County Developmental Disabilities committee meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbfviV7noho

February 18, 2021 Work More, Earn More! Learn about the Ticket to Work Program and how you can work more while protecting your Social Security and medical benefits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8IaVcXOsk0&t=14s (Flyer in English | Flyer in Spanish) Handouts: (English) (Spanishhttps://youtu.be/e8IaVcXOsk0

June 16, 2021 Navigating Alta California Regional Center’s website with Herman Kothe to find helpful resources and information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8KPV-71_NI&t=4s

June 16, 2021 Accessing Oral Healthcare for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The recording can be located at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm_T5k8HoKs&t=5357s. PowerPoints and handouts are linked here (Dental 2016 – ENG) (Dental 2016- Spanish) (Flyer- Role of ACRC) (Dental Plan 2021) (Presentation Slides)

June 30, 2021 CalABLE Account Training. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtS5jthzQx0. CalABLE Resources and other recordings. Link to PowerPoint Slides.

October 19, 2021 Lori Banales, new Executive Director of Alta California Regional Center discusses her vision and new initiatives including community outreach/input, Coordinated Futures Planning, housing initiatives, Competitive Integrated Employment, the Self-Determination Program and staffing issues during the Pandemic with the SCDD Sacramento Regional Advisory Committee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcHb3_rJeS8&t=11s

October 27, 2021 Accessing Oral Healthcare for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities The recording can be located at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bea7Mhy88cc&t=28s. (Powerpoint) (Managed Care Flow Chart) (Fee-For-Service Flow Chart) (Caregiver Tips for the Dental Visit by Dr. Sue)

A video journey of the SCDD – Sacramento Regional Office’s activities during 2020. It highlights how the office adapted and responded to the Covid-19 Pandemic to support the health, well-being, and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. Special thanks to the staff and students with developmental disabilities in the video production class at DDSO Employment+ who produced this video. https://youtu.be/AX7RHixs3K8

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Contact Us

3831 North Freeway Blvd., Suite 125
Sacramento, CA 95834

916-263-8134
sacramento@scdd.ca.gov

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Peter Mendoza
Community Program Specialist II
Peter.Mendoza@scdd.ca.gov           

VACANT
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