Cultural Diversity


It shall be the policy of Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) to make active efforts to enhance service access and equity (SAE) in all agency actions impacting client services. ACRC serves a richly diverse community with varied cultural perspectives and languages. ACRC will proactively identify and provide access to resources to ensure equity among all members of our community. Clients of all cultural identities (race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, geographic locations, etc.) will receive the necessary supports to maximize their capability for community engagement and enhance their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.

ACRC is excited to continue collaborating with Community Partners to maintain and foster relationships with our diverse populations. If you are interested in partnering with ACRC for an outreach event, please contact Shamir Griffin, Cultural Diversity Specialist, at


Diversity Outreach Workgroup

Once a month, staff members of Alta California Regional Center volunteer to participate in a meeting to discuss how to better connect with and serve diverse populations.  The Diversity Outreach Workgroup or DOW is committed to providing outreach in the community and highlighting the experiences and successes of members of clients to be featured in Our Stories


Service Access and Equity Grants

Alta California Regional Center Workshops

Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) provided workshops and webinars to staff, parents, and vendors of ACRC about topics that matter to them. Examples of the workshop topics provided include legal planning for an adult child, understanding Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (also known as the Medicaid Waiver), understanding the Individual Education Program (IEP) in English and Spanish, In home support services (IHSS) in English and Spanish, culturally sensitive needs assessment and interviewing for service coordinators.


Community Partners

Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) has actively been working with community partners who serve the diverse needs of our community members, in order to offer them a blanket of services for clients and caregivers. These partners allow for our populace to gain access to important generic resources in addition to those offered by ACRC, in a linguistically and culturally appropriate environment that fosters self-determination from within the community.

You can view our Community Partner List.


Language Access and Cultural Competency

The 2020-21 Budget Act includes $16.7 million ongoing funding for regional centers to improve and promote Language Access and Cultural Competency to better support the language needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, their caregivers, and their family members. The primary purpose of these funds is to improve consumer and family experience and to facilitate more consistent access to information and services for multi-lingual, monolingual, and diverse cultural groups.


Purchase of Service Expenditure and Demographic Data and Reports

Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) presents the following data as required by the Lanterman Act (W & I Code §4519.5). These authorizations, expenditures, and utilization by different demographic categories as outlined in the law are available in the below reports. We encourage you to review these reports. If you have any suggestions or recommendations on how ACRC can improve service access and equity, please email