Public Policy Conference March 26-28, 2017
The Arc/UCP California Collaboration presents:
10th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference March 26-28th.
Featured Keynote Speakers
We are so excited to announce our confirmed lineup of featured keynote speakers to compliment the 50+ content experts.
Sue Swenson, a
lifelong advocate/mom and former US acting Assistant Secretary, Office
of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is our Sunday
lunch keynote speaker joining us to share her inspiring journey and
speak about our "Fundamental Rights in a Changing World: Now What?"
Peter Berns, CEO
of The Arc US is back by popular demand to discuss the new Congress and
the new Administration and what's at stake today!
Thomas Coleman, Legal Director of the Spectrum Institute is joining us as an expert on
Supported Decision-Making, essential knowledge for all as we promote more independence for people with disabilities.
Our Lanterman Coalition Team will Kick Off our 2017 Campaign with details on the realities we face this year.
John Ariale, principal drafter of the ABLE ACT will be offering an intensive training with
Executive Director of CalABLE Board on the implementation of this
essential legislation for families and persons with disabilities.
Our Monday lunch keynote is entitled "Diversity and its Discontents: Toward a More Inclusive and Perfect Union" brought to us by
Jaideep Singh Ph.D., Co-founder
of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF),
teaching courses focused on the centrality of race, ethnicity, gender
Keeping with our Diversity and Building Inclusive Community theme we will also host an
LGBTQ Panel discussing the realities of serving, advocating and participating in this community from all perspectives.
Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR will be addressing The Workforce Crisis and Why it Matters to Medicaid Reform.
The Blueprint on Employment: Employing Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in CA will be presented by Joe Xavier, Director DOR; Kristin Wright Director Special Education Division CDE; Denyse Curtright, Works Services Division, DDS.
Mike Herald of the Western Center on Law & Poverty will address SSI and Affordable Housing in today's climate.
Connie and Harvey Lapin will share the Pros & Cons of CA's Self-Determination Program in 2017.
Ann-Louise Kuhns will help us understand CCS as we Transition to Managed Care in CA
Karen Keeslar, Executive Director of CAPA and Claire Ramsey from Justice in Aging will share the latest on IHSS in CA
Health Wellness Program will be delivered by Hayn Slocum, a HealthMatters Trainer, Shannon Jurich, Ph.D., and our own Tim Hornbecker of The Arc Alameda Co.
Stay tuned right here for more details as they develop.........
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The Arc has a New Executive Director
Here's the News Release:
PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HAVE A NEW
SPOKESPERSON AT THE STATE CAPITOL
The Arc California announced today that Jordan S. Lindsey
has accepted the position of Executive Director and will start on March 15,
2017. Lindsey, who worked for The Arc
California as a lobbyist and Public Policy Director in 2007-08, has most
recently been a strategic, policy and government relations consultant for such
organizations as Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County, and Visiting
Angels Home Care.
“We were very fortunate to have a number of very qualified
candidates for this position,” said Richard Fitzmaurice, President of The Arc
California Board of Directors. “Mr. Lindsey stood out because of his
legislative, executive, and coalition building experience and because of his
background in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
One of his first jobs was a special education teacher.”
As Director of Public Affairs, Advocacy and Policy for the
California Association for Health Services at Home Mr. Lindsey conducted
statewide outreach campaigns, filed a lawsuit opposing reductions in Medi-Cal
rates, and represented his industry as lead spokesperson in hundreds of
meetings with state agencies.
“Basically, the same issues and concerns we grapple with at
The Arc California,” said Interim Executive Director, Tim Hornbecker. “It couldn’t have been a better fit.”
While with the Arc California, Lindsey built the very
successful Partners in Policymaking program that trained people with
developmental disabilities and their families in the details of being an
effective advocate in Sacramento.
Lindsey takes over from Tony Anderson who resigned in
January to become Executive Director of The Valley Mountain Regional Center in
“I learned a great deal from Tony during my tenure at The
Arc,” said Lindsey, “with that background and with the help of the current Board
of Directors, I’m confident we can take The Arc California to even higher
levels of effectiveness.”
In his new role, Lindsey will lead the legislative
collaborative forged between The Arc California and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). He will also lead The Lanterman Coalition, a
group of over 20 organizations that serve people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities and that take a unified stand when advocating on