Alta California Regional Center creates partnerships to support all eligible individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, children at risk, and their families in choosing services and supports through individual lifelong planning.
The Self Determination Program (SDP) has begun! As a reminder, the SDP will begin with 2,500 clients state-wide chosen by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The number of client chosen to participate from ACRC catchment area is 179.
The names of the participants for the first three years, were identified on October 1, 2018 and have been notified via a letter, sent by the DDS. Clients not selected to participate at this time will be notified by mail as well.
Effective January 1, 2019 the minimum wage in California will increase from $11.00 to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and from $10.50 to $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees. Regional center service providers that are currently paying a wage below these amounts may be entitled to an increase. Please review the information below to determine the steps necessary to apply for a rate adjustment.
The Department of Developmental Services has released the attached guidance on the application process for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 HCBS Provider Compliance Funding. DDS will hold two one-hour webinars, to review the application process and answer questions. These will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and Monday, November 26, 2018, from 11am to Noon. To register please follow the instructions found at www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS
To ensure the protection of sensitive client information, any email containing client identifying information sent to an email address outside of ACRC must be encrypted. ACRC uses Barracuda Email Encryption Service.
We’re looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our services for people with developmental disabilities. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness and leadership to two meetings a month, nine months of the year, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, please call us at (916) 978-6245 to find out whether this opportunity is right for you. Click on the links below for more information.
We’re especially looking for people residing in Yolo and El Dorado counties, with a knowledge of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, a background in business, law, management, and/or finance, and a commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Taylor is a soft spoken, 26 year old young man who lives in Marysville and has been drawing and creating art since he was very young. It is his passion, and he spends hours a day working on it. He draws mythical-looking creatures, super-hero type creatures and cartoon people, but he says he enjoys drawing dragons most of all.
Richard who prefers to be called Rick, has kicked off 2018 with a bang – he has released his first rap album! The lyrics and beat in Rick’s rap songs offer a unique outlook into his life experiences, what he is grateful for, and what he is working towards. He even wrote a song called, “I Thank God” about his appreciation for the services and support arranged through Alta California Regional Center!
Jack is a young man with ASD who celebrated his 16th birthday in September. He is very talented with computers and computer gaming, and became interested in building one himself. Through the process, he practiced comparison shopping by researching the costs of individual parts and recording them into an Excel spreadsheet; both full price and sale prices so he could predict what the total cost would be. He wanted to get the best deals out there! Once he had all the parts he needed, he built his computer all by himself.
Vincent is a very motivated individual and has recently found a new job as a dishwasher and a polisher (polishes silverware and rolls in the napkins) at Season’s 52 located at 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento. He is very proud of getting this job on his own and the work he does. He reports he works five days a week and earns a competitive wage with some nice benefits.