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Early Start Vendor Forum

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On November 8, 2022, we held an Early Start Vendor Forum to review the American Rescue Plan Act(ARPA) Part C Initiative for Early Start. The meeting was recorded and can be accessed on YouTube.

Conservatorship Policy

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Read Alta’s draft: Conservatorship Policy.

Public comment can be provided via email to Lisa West, Executive Secretary, through October 31, 2022.

A Warm Transition from Alternative Services

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Alta hosted a community meeting on 9/1/22 to discuss the plan to transition from Alternative Services.

You can check out the meeting materials below:

 A Warm Transition from Alternative Services

ACRC Strategic Plan

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To Our ACRC Family,

Community inclusion and engagement is the hallmark of Alta California Regional Center.  Thank you to all that participated in creating this three and a half year strategic plan.  Your input from the client & family survey, as well as your participation in various meetings throughout the year, has helped to create this plan.
The Strategic Plan includes the following four Strategic Focus Areas:

Caseload Ratio Public Meeting

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Alta California Regional Center held a public meeting on May 17, 2022 to share information about Service Coordinator – to – client ratios and gather input from our community about how to improve staffing.  You can view the power point material here Caseload Ratio Public Meeting.

Strategic Planning – We need your feedback!

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Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) is excited to be developing a strategic plan that will be implemented over the next 3 years. The goal of this plan is to identify and address areas where ACRC can continue to meet the changing needs of the community. 

Part of this process involves implementing a short survey to all stakeholders, yourselves included. We are using this survey to gain insight and information to help us develop appropriate strategies to meet our goals.

We encourage you to complete the survey, available in multiple languages:

COVID-19 Testing Kit Information

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Medi-Cal to cover at home COVID-19 Tests

Starting February 1, Medi-Cal will begin covering at-home COVID-19 tests obtained at pharmacies enrolled as Medi-Cal providers. Coverage will be billed and reimbursed as a pharmacy-billed medical supply benefit through Medi-Cal Rx, the state’s fee-for-service prescription drug system for Medi-Cal.

Governor’s Budget 2022-2023

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The Governor of California has released budget information, highlights, and statistics:

Santa Day 2021

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Check out a recap video from the Santa Day Festivities!

California Property Tax Postponement Program

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Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with residential property tax payments?

The Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP) allows eligible houseowners to postpone property taxes on a primary residence. To be eligible:

  • be at least 62 years of age, or blind, or have a disability;
  • own and occupy the home as your primary place of residence;
  • have a total household income of $45,810 or less;
  • have at least 40 percent equity in the property;
  • other requirements.

Learn more by reviewing the PTP document.

Message from the Executive Director

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Dear Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) Clients and Planning Team Members,

At ACRC, one of our defining values is Health, Safety, and Well-Being.  We are committed to advocating for the overall wellness of clients by promoting access to quality health care, safe and appropriate housing, safe environments, and healthy choices.  In keeping with that value, we have come together as a community to fight the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccine Mandate for all IHSS, Regional Center Employees, and Vendors

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The California Public Health Officer, Tomás J. Aragón, has mandated vaccinations for all IHSS, regional center employees, and service providers for regional centers by November 30, 2021. The order is effective immediately, and individuals required in this mandate must be in full compliance:

Service Provider Hiring Challenges Survey

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We see in the news the nationwide hiring and retention challenges facing businesses. We wanted to get an idea of how it’s impacting our local developmental disability service system and the clients we serve through a Hiring Challenges Survey. We are planning on running this same survey again in six months to compare the results.

Summary:

185 respondents, representing 46 service codes and all ten counties.

Vaccine Song

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Members of the Client Advisory Committee composed a song and came together to perform it on video to encourage you to get vaccinated!

Emergency Preparedness Information

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It is important to be prepared during an emergency!

Below are some links to learn more about power shutoffs and helpful resources.

Learn about Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) (pge.com)

PG&E Medical Baseline Allowance (pge.com)

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

The ACRC/Safeway Pharmacy partnership, along with our service providers, to date, has led to over 9,000 of our clients being vaccinated as well as many family caregivers and service providers. 

Get Vaccinated!

If you are in need of an in-home vaccination, please review this Update Letter.

Message to Clients and Community Partners on COVID-19

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Dear ACRC Clients and Families,
While our offices are not open to the public for meetings or visitors, ACRC remains open for business.

Message to Service Providers on COVID-19

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Alta California Regional Center continues to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19). ACRC staff, including our medical professionals, have met to develop a coordinated response. Currently, in-person meetings are suspended as directed by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) found under the Directives heading. ACRC encourages our service providers to review information and follow the prevention strategies listed below:

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