ACRC continues its efforts to increase the availability of culturally and linguistically relevant materials and other information for its diverse populations. In this corner you will find translated publications about services; flyers, and other information related to upcoming events or activities hosted by ACRC. Updates will be posted as new materials become available.
Below you will find links to various publications and brochures that provide information for our clients and families. Updates will be made to this sections as new items become available.
In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program (SDP), which will provide regional center clients and their families with a new option. As authorized in Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4685.8, “the Self-Determination Program is a voluntary delivery system consisting of a mix of services and supports, selected and directed by a participant through person-centered planning, in order to meet the objectives in his or her Individual Program Plan (IPP).
The regional center is a key point of contact for families with a family member who has a developmental disability, however there are many other resources available to help families navigate this experience. Links to several of of these resources are listed below. If you know of a good resource to add to our list, please contact us through your Service Coordinator.
The resources listed here are specific to clients, and may be helpful for families and professionals. They consist of links to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Client corner, links to publications developed by DDS’s Client Advisory Committee, resources to help clients ensure their rights are protected, and much more. Take a look!
ACRC develops an individualized plan for each eligible client that identifies what services and supports will be needed to help meet desired outcomes. This is important to understand because while ACRC is committed to helping clients and/or their family achieve their goals, by law, ACRC must exhaust other funding sources, which are referred to as generic resources and natural supports, prior to paying for any services. Funding questions can sometimes be complex. Your Service Coordinator will support the client and/or family in navigating these areas.
It is the mission of Alta California Regional Center to assist persons with developmental disabilities, including infants at risk and their families by providing and securing those services and supports necessary to maximize opportunities and choices.
It is our belief that the principal test of the success of the Alta California Regional Center is the extent to which it enhances the quality of individual and family life and improves the client’s and the family’s satisfaction with the services received from or through the Regional Center.