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Event

Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)
For Students with Disabilities

July 12 – 17, 2020*

Develop your leadership skills, and learn how to reach your academic, career, and independence goals.

Live on the California State University, Sacramento Campus for a week! And make new lifetime friends!

Talk with policy makers and educate them on ways they can improve the lives of young people with disabilities. 

Application information available.

For additional information and how to complete the application, please email or call: ylf@dor.ca.gov 855-894-3436.**

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Service Navigator
Learn how the Service Navigator program can assist you!

Join us at the Sierra Conference Room at 2241 Harvard St., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815 on November 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The Service Navigator Program is a collaboration with Warmline Family Resource Center to assist families with clients transitioning from school t adult services. 

Announcement

NCI Child Family Surveys
This announcement is intended for Families with Children ages 3 to 18, living at home, and receiving Regional Center services.

You may have recently received a Child Family Survey from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) regarding services you receive from Alta California Regional Center.  At this time, we would like to remind you to please complete and return the surveys at your earliest convenience.  We would love to hear from you!  If you have already returned your completed survey, we thank you for your participation.  If you have not yet received a survey, you may request one by contacting SCDD directly at (714) 558-4421, or by emailing qaproject@scdd.ca.gov.

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TOPSoccer
A Soccer Program Designed for Special Needs Children

TOPSoccer is a program that provides special needs kids ages 4-21 the opportunity to play a modified version of soccer. Children get to play soccer with their peers and “Buddies” (volunteers). The program emphasizes development and participation over competition. TOPSoccer is a program of SYSL (Sacramento Youth Soccer League), and enables young athletes with special needs to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self-esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer. One-on-one assistance is available to children that need it.

Announcement

Your Opinions Will Help!

What do you think about the services your family or family members receives from the developmental disabilities system?

Surveys are being mailed out to you from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD).

You may have already received it.  Please take a moment to complete the survey.  Your opinions will help improve services and supports in California.

If you have already mailed your survey, the project thanks you!

Call  (714) 558-4421, or email SCDD, by clicking the link below, if you need another survey.

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Clients at Work

ACRC continues to support clients who are working or desire to work.  We recently learned about a video of four ACRC clients who work at SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District).  

General information

Quality Assessment Interviews-NCI

The California Department of Developmental Services want to hear from individuals to find out if they are satisfied with Regional center services

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities-North Coast office will be overseeing the process.

The National Core Indicators (NCI) questions address key areas of concern, including service planning, community inclusion, choice, health and safety and employment.

General information

Art Access at the Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum has initiated an Art Access program to ensure art is available to everyone.  The Wonder Lab is one such program that is offered the 3rd Sunday in March, June and November from 11 am-2 pm.  It’s an inclusive drop-in program designed especially for children with special needs and their families.

The Art Access programs and services are offered FREE of charge.  for more information about what’s offered, call (916) 808-1962, TYY Relay: (800) 735-2929 or education@crockerartmuseum.org.

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Changes in Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) for individuals receiving Medi-Cal
The state of California intends to provide BHT services as a covered Medi-Cal benefit

For individuals under 21 years of age with autism spectrum disorder, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has communicated a change that will effect persons currently receiving BHT through regional center funding.  Behavior Health Treatment will be provided as a covered benefit, meaning families will receive the service funded by Medi-Cal.

Your Service Coordinator will be working with you on this transition.

DHCS has put out a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document to help the public understand the changes.  

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