This week and every week, The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration celebrates National Direct Support Professions Week: September 8, 2013 through September 14, 2013. Thank a DSP Today!
The Arc Sacramento INVITES YOU TO: A COMMUNITY ORGANIZING WORKSHOP -
Download The Arc Sacramento Flyer. Facilitated by Mary Gonzales and Greg Galluzzo, Founders of
Gamaliel Foundation. “How to take back
control of the future for people with developmental disabilities” - REGISTRATION (free event but
registration is required – donations accepted).
The Arc and UCP join a coalition of
advocates calling on the Governor to assign an oversight czar to do more to
protect people in developmental centers and to close down the state
Brown Signs Open Letter Drowning Prevention
Prevention: The Arc California
participates annually in a water safety to help reduce the incidence of near
drowning. "On average someone is added to the regional center system
every week because of a preventable near drowning traumatic event. We
should all do our part to be aware of our children and others around water
(pools, lakes, beaches, etc.)
Check out The Arc CA Board of Directors page for new officers and representatives just elected June 22, 2013 for two year terms. Here's a photo of all elected officers and nominating committee members:
Medi-Cal Priority Letter with Signatures June 7, 2013. This week over a two day period more
than 1000 contacts were made to legislators by our advocacy community. The Arc
of California and United Cerebral Palsy banded together to support
Assemblymember Adam Gray as he reached out to his colleagues in the State
Senate and the State Assembly to show legislative support for making Medi-Cal a
priority in the California state budget. Find out if your representatives signed on in
support and thank them if they showed the courage to stand up to the governor
and oppose this $1 billion cut to Medi-Cal.
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Diana Dooley, announces ground breaking
Task Force for State Developmental Centers.
Settlement of IHSS Lawsuit will Prevent Devastating Cuts to
Home Care Services Seniors and People with Disabilities Will Continue to Receive IHSS without
interruption; Settlement Creates a Pathway for Full Restoration of all IHSS
Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities announces a new
feature, The ADA Legacy Project and features the founding of The Arc as the
first entry in the "Moments in Disability History". Check it out here.
Join The Arc UCP Action E-List! This is our strongest tool to mobilize advocacy for our community quickly. Please sign up today.
Check out our new membership offering exclusively for Members of The Arc California and Employees of local chapters of The Arc in California:
and check out these resources for your summer reading ...