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
Effective January 1, 2020 the minimum wage in California
will increase from $12.00 in 2019 to $13.00 in 2020
per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and
from $11.00 to $12.00 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.
This Fall, DDS will begin formally assessing identified vendors
for compliance with the CMS Final Rule, through a combination of
vendor self-surveys as well as onsite visits. Any setting
that has the effect of isolating clients from the broader
community (limited opportunities for interaction with the broader
community, restriction of choice of activities outside of the
setting, physically located apart from the broader community,
etc.) will be presumed to have the qualities of an institution.
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.
ACRC’s Governing Board is comprised of ACRC clients, parents, and
community members. Our Board represents people in a large
and very diverse community that includes the following ten
Northern California Counties: Sutter, Yuba, Yolo, Alpine,
Sierra, Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, and Colusa.
Meet Layne, a senior at Bella Vista High School and second year Varsity cheerleader! Layne brings smiles to her teammates, family, friends, and everyone she meets. She has been a cheerleader since she was 9 years old and has been a client of Alta California Regional Center since birth. In addition to cheerleading, Layne participates in the Special Olympics and enjoys singing and dancing.
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.