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!
Please help us maintain a healthy work environment. Your well-being is our priority! In person meeting requirements have been waived. You can request for a meeting:
- Over the phone
- Using video conference
Contact your Service Coordinator to determine which option is best for you.
Learn more: and . Visit the Department of Developmental Services website to access all Regional Center Directives.
You can learn more about the Coronavirus Disease through the Center for Disease Control and Protection website and on COVID-19. We have plain language on COVID-19 available in and . Stay up to date on the latest information issued by the California Department of Public Health and find your .
Testing Sites and COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Request Letters for Vaccine Prioritization for People with Disabilities by County:
Alta California Regional Center is requesting by letter to each of our 10 counties’ Public Heath Officer vaccine prioritization for people with disabilities. Individuals with developmental disabilities experience health inequities and are at greater risk for poorer outcomes from COVID-19. By definition, they are considered hi-risk. We have observed a heightened risk of death for our client population as well.
COVID-19 and Flu Season:
This bulletin provides information on how to slow the spread, how to protect yourself and the people you serve as well as testing information, the importance of mental health and other resources available. It is available in multiple languages.
Government Related News:
- Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions
- For the latest information on things like education, employment, and COVID-19 testing, visit the official California website on COVID-19.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act – passed March 18,
- Free Testing for COVID-19
- Unemployment Aid
- Nutrition Assistance
If you need food assistance, refer to county list below:
- Sacramento County
- Yolo County
- Sutter/Yuba County
- Alpine County
- El Dorado County
- Placer County
- Nevada County
- Colusa County
- Additional resource - Food Closet Meals and Other Services
Information and Resources on Education:
- California Department of Education
- Middle School
- High School
- Adult Transition Program
- Distance Learning Engagement: An Overview Framework
- At-Home Learning Videos
Support and Other Resources:
and Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous®
- In partnership with Governor Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to the Coronavirus.
- The support groups provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children, and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.
- The California Parents & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00am – 8:00pm.
- Parents can join a weekly online and confidential support group now through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org.
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians
- Free Internet, computers, and digital training available to Sacramento households in need
- United Way Digital Access: bringing internet services, computers, and digital training to residents of Sacramento City
Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 by practicing these health tips:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Learn how to clean and disinfect your home with this video on proper techniques.