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Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California
Monday June 20, 2016
From today through Friday the 8th International Disability Law Summer School
will take place in Galway, Ireland, with the theme "Bringing Rights
Home: Civil Society Impacting Change". Advocates can monitor the event
through a live stream, twitter with the hashtag #DSS16 and on Facebook. The program schedule includes the
"kick-off session Looking Back: A Key Moment in World History - The
Drafting of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which will feature
retired US Senator Tom Harkin, a co-father of the ADA, John Wodatch,
the Former Director of the Disability Section of the Civil Rights
Division in the US Department of Justice, and Judith E. Heumann, Special
Advisor for International Disability Rights in the US Department of
State... free, open-access, captioned videos of the sessions will be
hosted on our YouTube site approximately 10 days after the School closes and that previous Schools are up there already."
We'll be meeting with Deborah Levy, Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy Orange County, to talk about a variety of policy issues impacting their organization and the children and families they support.
be meeting with Kelly Kulzer, Co-Chair of the California Down Syndrome
Advocacy Coalition, to discuss joint efforts in advocacy on responding
to the recent "Special Ed's Brewery" offensive promotion (see the news
articles for more on that) and to advocate on addressing problems
association with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Tuesday June 21, 2016
Social Emotional Outcomes Collaborative will be hosting training,
Paying for Parent Engagement, from 12-1pm featuring presenters: Debi
Tucker, Nora Thompson, & Patrice Linehan. "We will continue our
discussions from Phoenix on how states are finding funds to get families
involved, what that looks like, etc. We can brainstorm with states on
ideas for getting this started (if not done already), what "payment" can
mean, and why this is important. This is a totally discussion-based
activity. So participants should come prepared to talk-- sharing what
they currently do and what they'd like to do, and preparing questions
they need help with answering to move this forward in their work as we
enter Phase 3! SEO CSLC WebEx Access Information: Meeting number: 596
654 819, Conference line (877) 413-2826, Conference code: 9659126924#
state and local Chapter Executive Directors of The Arc will be meeting
by conference call from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm to discuss "Candidate
Education and Rules of the Game." Texas attorney Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort
will be speaking on this timely topic to help us learn how to educate
candidates on issues that are important to members and community during
this election year.
be participating in The Arc US Board Development meeting, chaired by
Nancy Webster, past president, as we continue our work to recruit a high
quality diverse board of directors for the future leadership of The
Wednesday June 22, 2016
Briefing to Release Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports
Announced For June 22, 2016. WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, June 22, 2016
at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Treasury Secretary and Managing Trustee Jacob J. Lew
will be joined by members of the Social Security and Medicare Boards of
Trustees - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, Labor
Secretary Thomas E. Perez and Acting Social Security Commissioner
Carolyn W. Colvin- for a press briefing to discuss the release of the
annual Trustees Reports.
be meeting with national staff of The Arc to discuss a variety of
issues important to the membership of The Arc California. Joe Meadours,
self-advocate board member of The Arc California will also be
participating in this feedback meeting. Information from this meeting
and other similar meetings across the country should be helpful in
identifying the national priorities and purpose of The Arc to people
unaware of the many benefit The Arc provides all communities.
Thursday June 23, 2016
be participating in the Quality Assessment Project Advisory Group at
the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. The department is reaching out to stakeholders to ensure the
quality of life and services for individuals with developmental
disabilities statewide. The Quality Assessment Project can be found at http://www.dds.ca.gov/QA/.
public policy staff in Washington DC will be meeting with State
Executive Directors and other policy staff from chapters across the
country to discuss a variety of issues such as ABLE Updates, WIOA and
HCBS updates, Education, and other issues. Members may participate in
the call, contact Gwen Lopez for details: (916) 552-6619.
Friday June 24, 2016
We'll be participating in the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports (CCLTSS) in Sacramento.
Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Start will be working to
finish drafting the ICC's Recommendations on the Screening and
Assessment of Social and Emotional Development. The meeting will take
place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at WestEd in Sacramento.
NCE conference planning committee will meet to review the current
status of our summer training Community for All-Our promise, Our
challenge and any new developments in the program. Not too late to
register for this year's NCE Summer Leadership Institute in Palm Springs July 18-20, 2016.
is the deadline for the National Conference of Executives of The Arc
Distinguished Professional Awards for the year-round hard work they do,
and the advances they continue to make for people with I/DD. "The Awards
allow us the opportunity to spotlight programs and best practices,
recognize our peers, and show off your chapter's triumphs at the NCE
Awards Luncheon during our National Convention in October. What are you
waiting for? Nominating someone couldn't be easier. Learn about our new categories, how to submit, and more here. If you have any questions, contact Ilyse Kramer by email or at 202.534.3707.
THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION: Public Policy Reports
week the California Department of Developmental Services anticipates
informing the community providers about the rate increase amount to
services which begin as of July 1, 2016. The Lanterman Coalition
negotiated a variety of increases for developmental services with the
intent of trying to stabilize the community system and stop the trend of
collapse statewide. While the provider surveys were slow to come in to
DDS the department now is seeing a trend of having more enough surveys
for some acceptable level of confidence in their estimations to pay out
the increases negotiated. The administration and the legislature agreed
to commit a significant increase of state general funds for wages and
benefits for the community Direct Support Professionals and Case Mangers
etc., across the board increases for in-home and out-of-home respite,
supported and independent living services, and transportation.
Summary of State Appropriation:
15.(a)The sum of two hundred eighty-seven million dollars
($287,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General fund to the State
Department of Developmental Services to provide all of the following,
effective July 1, 2016:
Twenty-nine million seven hundred thousand dollars $29,700,000) for
regional centers for staff, in an allocation to be determined by the
One million four hundred thousand dollars ($1,400,000) for regional
centers for administrative costs, in an allocation to be determined by
the department. This amount includes an amount to be allocated by the
department or regional center clients' rights advocates contracts
pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4433.
Nine million nine hundred thousand dollars ($9,900,000) for
administrative costs for service providers, in an allocation to be
determined by the department.
One hundred sixty-nine million five hundred thousand dollars
($169,500,000) for a rate increase for staff providing direct services
employed by a community-based provider organization, in a manner to be
determined by the department.
(5) A 5-percent rate increase or supported and independent living services.
(6) Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) for competitive integrated employment incentive payments.
(7) A 5-percent rate increase for n-home and out-of-home respite services.
(8) A 5-percent increase for transportation services.
(9) A three-dollar-and-forty-two-cent ($3.42) per hour rate increase for supported employment providers.
Eleven million dollars ($11,000,000) for bilingual staff at regional
centers and implementing plans and recommendations to address
disparities. (b)These funds shall be available for encumbrance until
June 30, 2017, and available for expenditure until June 30, 2019.
16. The increases in rates and payments provided for in this be
effective July 1, 2016, and August 1, 2016, as expressly provided in
this act, unless otherwise provided in this act. (AB 2x-1 Thurmond).
a reminder "direct services" are services, supports, care, supervision,
or assistance provided by staff directly to a consumer to address the
consumer's needs, as identified in the individual program plan, and
include staff's participation in training and other activities directly
related to providing services to consumers, as well as program
preparation functions as defined in Section 4302 of Title 17 of the
California Code of Regulations.
DC - The Arc's Center for Future Planning™ is pleased to announce it
has received a $200,000 two-year grant from the MetLife Foundation. This
funding will be dedicated toward developing a new financial literacy
training program for families that include a child with intellectual and
developmental disabilities (I/DD), with a specific interest in reaching
historically underserved racial and ethnic communities.
has shown that disability and poverty are intertwined, and many
families that have a child with I/DD struggle financially. Often, income
declines when a child with I/DD is born because parents take time off
of work or leave the workforce entirely to care for the child's needs.
This reduction of household income, combined with the income and asset
limits in many public means-tested benefits available to these families,
only complicates asset building.
training will address these challenges by educating and supporting
low-income families to lay the foundation for a secure financial future
for their child with I/DD. More specifically, The Arc will develop a
financial literacy curriculum that can be later distributed throughout
The Arc's national network of over 650 chapters. Topics to be covered
will include credit, debt, choosing financial products and services,
investing, and asset protection, as well as disability-related topics,
such as information on benefits for people with disabilities, as well as
special needs trusts and ABLE Act accounts.
our 65 year history, The Arc has always recognized the importance of
supporting families of people with I/DD. In these challenging economic
times, it is all the more important that we work with families of
children with I/DD to stabilize the family's financial situation. This
support from the MetLife Foundation will allow The Arc to assist
families in achieving long-term financial stability," said Peter Berns,
CEO of The Arc.
Arc will lead a team to create a nationally replicable, culturally
competent curriculum to provide financial literacy education to
low-income families. After piloting the training with three chapters,
The Arc will modify the curriculum so that it can be distributed through
our network of chapters around the country. This work will also be
supported by the Family Support Research and Training Center through a
subcontract with the University of Illinois at Chicago and made possible
by grant number 90RT5032-02-01 from the National Institute on
Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at
the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for
Community Living (US DHHS/ACL).
mission of The Arc's Center for Future Planning is to support and
encourage adults with I/DD and their families to plan for the future.
The Center provides reliable information and assistance to individuals
with I/DD, their family members and friends, professionals who support
them and other members of the community on areas such as person-centered
planning, decision-making, housing options, and financial planning.
Arc advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities (I/DD), including Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. The Arc has a
network of over 650 chapters across the country promoting and protecting
the human rights of people with I/DD and actively supporting their full
inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes
and without regard to diagnosis.
Greg deGiere, Director of Public Policy The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
Bill File: The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaborative
crime victims with developmental disabilities should see their abusers
brought to justice under a bill sponsored by the Arc & UCP that
appear to be headed for passage this week.
1272, introduced for us by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove of Bakersfield,
passed the Senate Public Safety 7-0 last week. If it passes the full
Senate this week, as expected, it will go to Governor Brown for
signature (or, much less likely, veto).'
a court has a case in which person with a developmental disability is
the victim, our bill will require the judge to make reasonable effort to
schedule the trail on a date that don't conflict with another trial
with the same prosecutor. This will allow district attorneys to assigned
more experienced, specialized prosecutors to these often complex and
difficult cases - and allow prosecutor and the victim to bond as the
case move from preliminary hearings to trail.
bill enjoys the support of the Judicial Council of California,
represented the courts, making Brown's signature likely. Disability
Rights California and the California District Attorneys Association also
back the bill.
The Arc & United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95814
Advocacy and Community Organizing
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing
Advocacy 'Outside the Box' or Disability Silo!
Lead Community Organizer for Genesis, Mary Lim-Lampe, received the Earl
B. Cruiser Advocacy Award from The Arc of Alameda County. Genesis is
the Oakland affiliate of Gamaliel, a nationwide non-profit organization
providing leadership training, advocacy and community organizing. This
Advocacy award was named after one of their first executive directors,
Earl Cruiser, in 1969-71. He was active with parents of The Arc as they
fought for the passage of the Lanterman Act, which was signed into law
Lim-Lampe led advocacy training classes for consumers, as well as being
an advocacy coach and one-on-one mentor. The goal of the classes was to
teach clients the skills necessary to tell their personal stories
effectively and powerfully, in order to generate support from locally
elected officials and state/federal legislators.
of that training, clients of The Arc made a persuasive presentation at
the Genesis Issues Assembly, where all of Genesis member organizations
voted for the top three issues to adopt. The Assembly voted for "Justice
for People with Disabilities" as one of their top issues! Then in
concert with other Genesis organizations, The Arc clients joined with
these social justice groups that are not part of the disability network
or silo, and met with their legislators in Sacramento. As a human and
civil rights issue, they asked for the 10% state budget increase in
support of the Lanterman Coalition's goals.
accepting her award in front of 150 consumers and their families, Mary
emphasized everyone's right to vote, especially in this Presidential
Election Year! Mary will be working with interns from St. Mary's
College, teaching our self advocates their voting rights and 'Getting
Out the Vote'!
Lipow from the Southern California FASD Network announced that there
are two important surveys being conducted on issues impacting people
with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). One survey is a national
survey focused on Special Education and FASD and the other is an international survey focused on Health issues and FASD.
Special Education Survey and FASD
(Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). This survey intends to address the
needs of Students on the Spectrum for Special Education Services. The
Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) and several
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) affiliates have
designed a Web-based survey to better understand the educational
experiences of students with an FASD, their parents and caregivers, and
professionals involved in this field (the survey should take
approximately 10 minutes to complete). The information collected from
this survey is intended for policy makers, schools, service providers,
community organizations, and advocacy groups to better understand and
address the education needs - especially as it regards the
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process - of individuals with FASD.
The groups acknowledge the lack of effective FASD diagnostic services
available throughout the United States, and encourage individuals and
their caregivers to complete the survey if they have a diagnosis of FASD
or if they suspect that they are impacted by prenatal exposure to
alcohol. If you have any questions on the survey, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
are three adults with FASD (Myles Himmelreich, CJ Lutke, and Emily
Travis) who do public speaking and act as mentors to others with FASD.
We want to know about the physical health of other adults with FASD
because it is important for doctors and researchers to find out if
adults with diagnosed FASD might be at higher risk for some health
problems. We want them to do the research to help all of us live healthy
lives. We need your help. There are doctors and researchers who are
very interested in doing this research, and we will be presenting this
information at the next Vancouver FASD conference in April, 2016. This
survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. It is anonymous and no
one will know who you are. We would like to know your age, whether you
are male or female and your diagnosis, but nothing else. Please ask any
other people you know who have diagnosed FASD to do this survey too.
They should do their own form. Everything listed in this survey are
health problems or things that affect one's ability to function well and
live a healthy lifestyle. Please tell us if you have any of these. If
you have something not on this list, please add it in because it is
important that we get as much information as possible. If you need help
completing this survey, or are unsure if the name of the disease or an
item on the list is what you have, please take it to someone you trust
who knows you and ask them to help. Many of the words are medical terms,
but we have tried to give a simple explanation of what they mean. This
survey is important! It is about us and for us and is being done by us.
We are the first to ask these questions and we can get the results to
the important researchers. Please help all of us with FASD by filling it
out and sending it back to us."
Teresa Anderson, MPH
The Arc California
July 18-20, 2016
Summer Leadership Institute for the National Conference of Executives of The Arc annually hosts the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI),
at different sites around the country. NCE strives to provide our
attendees with educational materials that will help our members develop
and hone their professional skills so that we can all work better and
smarter towards our shared purpose - realization of The Arc's Core
Values. This years' SLI will be in California at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs.
July 31-August 2, 2016
Registration Open for Reinventing Quality.
The 2016 Reinventing Quality conference, Assuring Quality Lives for
Everyone: Moving from the Why to the How, will be held July 31-August 2,
2016 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbour place Hotel, in Baltimore,
Maryland. The 2016 Reinventing Quality Conference is jointly hosted by
the National Association of State Directors of Developmental
Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), Research and Training Center on
Community Living at the University of Minnesota, Human Services Research
Institute (HSRI), University of Delaware National Leadership
Consortium, American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR),
TASH, and American Association on Intellectual and Developmental
October 21 and 22, 2016
for the Educational Advancement of Travel Instruction will be hosting.
"Takin' It to the Streets: Skills to Further Enhance Your Practice of
Travel Instruction ". ACVREP Credits Available, at RTC of Southern
Nevada, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106
(Space is limited to 100 attendees!). A few of the keynote sessions
include: "The American with Disabilities Act - 25+ Years of Providing
Freedom". Anthony A. Anderson, JD; "Boots on the Ground: 13,140 days as a
career Travel Instructor and Certified Orientation and Mobility
Specialist or Why my Hair Turned White at 30".Lydia Barden Peterson, MS;
"Influencing Drivers and Reducing Street Crossing Risk: What Research
Tell Us". Conference Registration: Early Bird (by 7/31) - $125, Advanced
(8/1-10/14) - $150, On-Site (after 10/14) - $175. To register by mail
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October 27-29, 2016
2016 National Convention & International Forum "Shaping the Future" will be in Orlando, FL this year and will be a joint disability event with The Arc of the United States and Inclusion International.
"Join the global conversation as people from all over the world share
best practices, struggles, successes, and hopes for the future. Our
collective work is toward a common goal-to protect and promote the human
and civil rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities in the U.S. and abroad. Attendees can expect to make
enduring personal and professional connections while learning how to
shape the future for the better.
aim of this study was to determine if racial and ethnic disparities in
the quality of provider interaction have changed between 2006 and 2010
for children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum
disorders (ASD). Data from the 2005/2006 and 2009/2010 National Survey
of Children With Special Health Care Needs were analyzed. Results show
that racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of provider
interactions were substantial in both 2005/2006 and 2009/2010. Black and
Latino parents were significantly less likely than White parents to
report that their provider spent enough time with their child and was
sensitive to the family's values. Racial and ethnic disparities in
health care quality were found to be unchanged over time. Research and
policy implications are discussed.
study found new evidence that racial and ethnic disparities in the
quality of health care provider interactions with parents of children
with ASD/DD persist. Despite ongoing calls for interventions to reduce
such disparities for the general, nondisabled population, there is no
evidence that these disparities are being reduced over time. The need
for policy makers, medical schools, and provider institutions to
implement concrete measures to remedy this situation is imperative.
Magana, Susan L. Parish, and Esther Son (2015) Have Racial and Ethnic
Disparities in the Quality of Health Care Relationships Changed for
Children With Developmental Disabilities and ASD?. American Journal on
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: November 2015, Vol. 120,
No. 6, pp. 504-513.
Ed's Brewery drew criticism over its beer labels mocking people with
developmental disabilities. The backlash intensified so much that the
brewer shut down its Facebook Page and leave its website unfinished.
Special Ed's Brewery drew criticism over its beer labels mocking people
with developmental disabilities. The backlash intensified so much that
the brewer shut down its Facebook Page and leave its website unfinished.
- Special Ed's Brewery website. Special Ed's Brewery is learning a
valuable business lesson: Branding is important.
hard to believe the Ed in question, a brewer from the small city of
Galt in Sacramento County, didn't see controversy coming when he teased a
soon-to-launch beer brand with slogans like "Ride the Short Bus to
Special Beer" and "Back of the Bus Brown Ale," references most people
would associate witth developmental disabilities and the segregation-era
policy that forced African Americans to sit in the back of buses.
Bottles were also reportedly labeled as " 'tard tested, 'tard approved."
criticism over the offending labels appears to have become so intense
on Monday that the creator, identified by the Sacramento Bee as Edward
Mason, shut down the brewery's Facebook Page. A web cached version of
the page still shows some angry comments as well as the brewer's
post from Monday says: "So after talking with my wife, would more
people be happy with the name Ed's Special Brewery or Ed's Special Brew?
I never wanted the intent to be that I'm insensitive or some of the
horrid things I've been called today but maybe these names will help...
would appreciate the feed back. I just wanted to have some fun with my
name.." In one sign of how personal the criticism became, the brewer
addressed one critic: "I have no problems doing fundraisers for any good
causes and especially Special Olympics as it is near and dear to my
heart... Contact me any time to set up a time to discuss this... but
please first take down my home address..."
Here are some sample criticisms.
Banathy wrote: "Change the name, change the art, CHANGE YOUR IGNORANCE
AND ATTITUDE! Educate yourself, love more, hate less, realize that when
we put others down, we do the same to ourselves. Respect differences,
and love others for them. Please." Michael Lee wrote: "Hopefully they
will open soon and close down just as quickly. Galt doesn't have room
for people who think mocking the disabled is good business practice."
The firestorm appears to be going beyond Facebook. The brewery's Yelp
page got slammed with so many negative comments that a pop-up message
says the page is undergoing a "cleanup process" given the "business
recently made waves in the news." And as news of the brewery's marketing
began to spread late Monday and into Tuesday, so did the criticism.
Special Ed's Brewery branding backlash. The Arc of California, an
advocacy group representing people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, also jumped on Twitter to criticize the slogans: 'Verbal
offensive attack on our community'
Just learned about this verbal offensive attack on our community. This is actually happening in America in 2016!... http://fb.me/7m95o7s0N
Sacramento-area radio station published on its website a public apology
made by the creator, originally from the brewery's Facebook Page, in
which he says the logos "were made at a family get together poking fun
at several family members" and that "they were never intended to be put
out in public view." As of mid-Tuesday, the fate of Special Ed's Brewery
remained unclear. But it certainly seems a branding lesson has sunk in,
if not sunk this company.
looking for readers based in or near Washington, D.C., to come chat
with us about how to improve our site. If that's you, fill out this form
and we'll be in touch. Today, more than 1 million students are trapped
in an education system that wasn't built for them. That system wasn't
designed to accommodate their disabilities-the kinds of intellectual,
cognitive, communicative, and physical conditions that often conjure
images of people reliant on wheelchairs and aides, of individuals
consigned to dreary, isolated lives. Many of the public schools they
attend rest on the assumption that those stereotypes are inevitable
truths. But these students, even those with the most severe
disabilities, have potential far beyond what they are often educated
for. Although the law known as the Individuals With Disabilities
Education Act, or IDEA, has long required schools to help students
design "transition plans" and provide job training for their lives after
graduation, a majority of adults with intellectual or developmental
disabilities are unemployed or underemployed. According to a 2012 Bureau
of Labor Statistics survey of disabled adults, that's largely because
of a lack of training and education, which respondents listed as the
most common barrier to employment aside from the disabilities
themselves. "The big concern that remains [is] what happens when you're
done ... and you're finished with school? Are you sitting at home on the
couch?" said Margaret ("Muncie") Kardos, a Connecticut-based
educational consultant who helps students with disabilities plan for the
transition. The poor preparation, she said, leaves many special-needs
people with few other options.
prospects at graduating are grim to begin with: Nationally, only about
two-thirds of students ages 14 through 21 with disabilities graduate
with a regular diploma, while most of the remaining students simply drop
out. And these figures encompass all students with disabilities,
including those who are relatively high-functioning. The statistics for
those who are severely disabled are much more bleak. Compared to their
peers from all disability groups, youth with intellectual disabilities,
for example, have the lowest rates of education, work, or work
preparation after high school. A 2011 Department of Education study that
looked at the outcomes of young adults with disabilities up to six
years after high school found fewer than half of the young adults with
multiple disabilities had a paid job at the time of the survey, compared
to 79 percent of young adults with specific learning disabilities such
as dyslexia. If and when special-needs adults are employed, it's often
in jobs when they're working exclusively alongside other people with
disabilities. In 2014, a Justice Department investigation found that
thousands of disabled adults in Rhode Island were fed into "sheltered
workshops"-doing jobs like placing tops on bottles and stickers on
boxes-for just $2.21 an hour on average. Some of the disabled employees,
the report found, were even working for free: A commercial greenhouse,
for example, didn't pay people for picking dead leaves off of plants
because the work was deemed "therapeutic." According to the Washington
Post, 30 percent of intellectually disabled adults who were employed in
2014 were working in sheltered workshops where they were segregated from
- A new Tennessee program is now available to help people with
qualified disabilities and their families or legal representatives save,
invest and earn money tax-free to fund allowable expenses such as
housing and health needs. State Treasurer David Lillard said Tennessee
is among the first states to offer an Achieving A Better Life Experience
program. The ABLE Tennessee program, administered through the Tennessee
Department of Treasury, is designed to help people with intellectual
and physical disabilities save with no impact on federal means-tested
benefits so long as the 401k-style investment accounts are less than
Arc of California posts job announcements in the Career Ladder section
every week because we would like to contribute to steering quality
candidates to professional positions that support people with
disabilities and we are trying to communicate to Direct Support
Professionals that there is a real "career ladder" in their chosen
Arc of Illinois is the leading advocacy organization supporting
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout
the State of Illinois. Terri Devine, Arc of Illinois Board Chair, has
announced that Tony Paulauski will be retiring after 25+ years as
Executive Director. She will be leading the board search committee to
find a visionary leader who will continue the good work of the Arc of
Illinois. The candidate for this position will be an experienced
professional advocate for people with intellectual/developmental
disabilities and their families. Additionally, S/he will have a
demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with Arc Chapters, other
disability providers, associations, funders and political leaders.
Candidates must have senior administrator experience in a disability
related organization, hold a Bachelor's Degree (Masters preferred) in a
related discipline and have proven background in governmental affairs,
finance, development and personnel management. The Executive Director
will represent the organization throughout the State of Illinois. The
Executive Director reports to a volunteer Board of Directors.
of the responsibilities include: Ideal candidate will have experience
in inpatient setting; written and oral communication skills, knowledge
of utilization management & skills in case management, time
management, and crisis intervention common to acute psychotic as well as
to non-violent crises intervention practice. Candidate must have
knowledge of acute psychological disorders; advanced principals of
abnormal psychology as specifically applied to adults, geriatrics, and
adolescents; familiarity with follow-up resource services; skills in
conducting group therapy. Skills in maintaining information as highly
confidential. Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical
information via written correspondence and medical records
documentation. Providing quality case management to psychiatric
patients; to serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team supporting
the organization s treatment program and philosophy and assure the
deliverance of quality treatment to psychiatric patients and their
families. Requirements: Education: Master s Degree from an accredited
college or university in social work, counseling psychology, mental
health or a related field preferred.
of Ventura's Human Services Agency, is currently seeking a Chief Deputy
Director. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational,
budgeting, administrative/ management, supervisory skills and extensive
leadership experience in in a large, complex, multi-disciplinary public
human service delivery system. The ideal candidate will further be a
highly motivated executive with excellent communication and
interpersonal skills, and a passion for providing the highest quality of
services to the community. The individual will also have a successful
track record of establishing and maintaining successful collaborative
relationships among a variety of stakeholders in a comprehensive public
human service system.
UC Davis Health System, MIND Institute Physician Clinic Director is
responsible for patient care and administration in the Massie Clinic; an
outpatient health care clinic serving individuals with
neurodevelopmental disorders. The Physician Clinic Director will ensure
efficient and effective patient care through joint planning and problem
solving with the practice manager, CAO, and Executive Director and
provide care consistent with medical best practices and the policies and
procedures of the organization. This position will utilize professional
skills in providing diagnosis, assessments, and treatment to
individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Additionally, this
position will assist in the development and coordination of systems for
clinical care for the Massie Family Clinic, which assures a
multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, patient-oriented approach to patient
care. The Physician Clinic Director is accountable for the overall
quality, appropriateness, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care
delivered within the clinic.
the general direction of the Deputy Director, Developmental Centers
Division (Division), the incumbent provides executive-level leadership;
assists the Deputy Director with statewide clinical and program
administration, policy formulation and implementation, program
evaluation, and quality management for the Division, consisting of
24-hour State-operated developmental centers (DC) and community facility
(CF), and the headquarters (HQ) support services operation. Routine
communications and work with Executive Management at each of the
24-hour/7 day facilities managed by the Department of Developmental
executive search firm of Saenger Associates has been exclusively
retained to conduct a search for an Executive Director for our client, a
pioneer in providing services to Seniors and their families for more
than 40 years. Our client provides comprehensive services for more than
10,000 seniors annually, including 500 daily meals; 200 home delivered.
Additionally, the organization oversees 3 contracts for affordable
senior only communities. Our client plans to open a new central facility
in late 2017 that is triple the size of their present facility.
Position responsibilities: Reporting to the Board of Directors, provide
overall leadership for the agencies' continuing evolution and
significant growth, Successfully lead, manage and execute a continued
transition to balance business needs and expanded programs, Continue the
company's partnering with other 501 (c) (3) organizations, Act as the
FACE of the organization. . . We would welcome your comments and
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Chief Executive Officer will lead PRRC to an increased sense of
community engagement, both inside and out. This position offers an
exceptional opportunity to set the agenda and lead PRRC, together with
the Board of Directors, to achieve its strategic vision. The CEO directs
and oversees all aspects of the agency, including strategic planning
and achievement of the mission and goals. In addition, the CEO is
responsible for fiscal and budgetary management, program and service
development, community relations and fundraising, operations, and the
development of a skilled workforce. The CEO manages the resources of a
$6.5 million annual operating budget, a staff of approximately 120, $10
million in assets and the provision of services to over 420 clients in
San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Scott E. Miller, Direct: (415)
613-1354, Scott@ScottMillerExecutiveSearch.com, Scott Miller Executive Search, 1231 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.
the direction of the Deputy Director, Developmental Centers Division
(DCD), the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of
Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) and is delegated responsibility for
all clients and staff within SDC. The Executive Director is responsible
for providing the leadership necessary to assist SDC in maintaining
certification and the ongoing relationships with the local community;
works as member of the DCD management team to achieve organizational
goal sand works to support the DDS in fulfilling the Department's
vision, "Building Partnerships, Supporting Choices." The Executive
Director has twenty-four hour overall responsibility for the management
and oversight of all DC operations and programs, including the health
and safety of residents and staff.
Assistant Executive Director for Employment and Day Services (AED) is a
senior level position that reports directly to the Executive Director.
The AED is responsible for planning and oversight of all operations in
the Employment and Day Services division, the agency's largest division.
The AED seeks to fulfill The Arc Baltimore's commitment to maximizing
employment outcomes for all people supported by leading and managing The
Arc Baltimore's strategic efforts to best align its supports to enable
each individual's desired employment outcome. The position is also
responsible for ensuring access to innovative, meaningful and integrated
(i.e. community-based) activities for those who choose not to work
(e.g. are retired).
The Arc California 1225 8th Street, Suite 350 Sacramento, CA 95814 916.552.6619
Advocates for people with intellectual and all other developmental disabilities and their families since 1950.