Message to Clients and Community Partners on COVID-19
Dear ACRC Clients and Families,
While our offices are not open to the public for meetings or visitors, ACRC remains open for business. As always, we are committed to serving our clients and our community. If your service needs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your Service Coordinator by phone or email and request a brief review of your Individual Program Plan. As a proactive measure to support clients who are impacted with school and Day Program closures, ACRC has automatically increased the authorized hours for Day Care, Personal Assistant (PA) in lieu of Day Care (for clients 22 and older), and Respite Services. Please continue to visit our website for future updates. We will get through this together!
All County Directors Welfare Letter: The purpose of this All County Welfare Directors Letter (ACWDL) is to inform counties of the expedited implementation of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) online purchasing which will be available to EBT cardholders statewide on April 28, 2020.
Starting April 28, you can visit these special links to shop online at Amazon and Walmart using your CalFresh EBT card
You can order food that you would normally buy with your EBT card in person and select “home delivery”
New guidance was just issued by the California Department of Public Health on hospital visitations that now allows for a support person to accompany a person with disability when that person is hospitalized due to Covid-19. The All-Facilities letter can be read here.
During this COVID-19 public health crisis, we wanted to share with you an informational form created by Michelle Ballan, PhD, Professor, School of Social Welfare & Family, Population and Preventive Medicine Stony Brook University to collect and summarize vital information about an individual that can be provided to the care team in the hospital. Please click below to access this fillable disability form for your completion.
This form was developed in conjunction with Emergency Room (ER) and hospital physicians, individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and parent advocates. It is designed to be an informational support tool for individuals with I/DD who may need to go to the ER or be hospitalized due to symptoms of COVID-19.
Please help us maintain a healthy work environment. Your well-being is our priority! In person meeting requirements have been waived until June 10, as directed by DDS (DDS Directive on In-Person Meetings). You can request for a meeting:
Over the phone
Using video conference
Click on the DDS Directive on Requirements Waived letter listed below to learn more. Contact your Service Coordinator to determine which option is best for you.