Four ways to read: Online, Word, PDF, or eMail SEPTEMBER IS FASD AWARENESS MONTH
Please help support the Monday Morning Memo. Send your annual $25 check to 1225 8th Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95814 or signup online for "The Arc California Membership"
Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The
ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.
Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California
Monday September 22, 2014
We'll be participating in the Tarjan Center
Community Advisory Committee at UCLA. The Tarjan Center is one of three
California university centers of Excellence on Developmental
Disabilities (UCED). To learn more about UCEDs led by Andy Imparato
(former Harkin staffer) visit the UCED association website.
National Conference of Executives of The Arc steering committee, chair
by Tim Hornbecker, will be meeting in preparation for the upcoming
training and professional development activities which will occur just
prior to The Arc national convention.
Tuesday September 23, 2014
National Alliance for Direct Support Professional will be conducting
part two of their organizing webinars, "The Building of the Statewide
Credentialing Program" from 11 am to 12 noon (PST). "Overview: The Ohio
Alliance for Direct Support Professionals is the longest running state
chapter of the NADSP in the country and has developed products and
services that have contributed to advancing the knowledge, skills and
values of Ohio's direct support workforce; a statewide credentialing
program that is aligned with the national certification, a committed
board of directors, and a thriving membership organization that is
affiliated with NADSP. If you are interested in joining part two of
this webinar, please contact Lisa Mount at firstname.lastname@example.org and include "NADSP Webinar" in the subject line of your e-mail. We will then send you instructions on how to join the webinar.
National Conference of Executives of The Arc Chapter Excellence
Committee (the committee charged with supporting high standards for
excellence in non-profit management and board development) will be
chaired by Carrie Hobbs Guiden, The Arc Tennessee.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
national Conference of Executives of The Arc membership committee,
chaired by Tony Anderson, The Arc California will be meeting t finalize
proposed changes to approaches for individual and professional
Thursday September 25, 2014
Arc California committee on Direct Support Professionals development,
chair by The Arc A secretary Betsy Katz, will be meeting in preparation
of a major event in the future for California DSPs. To see what we've
done recently check out webpage for the CADSP.
Friday September 26, 2014
The CCLTSS will be meeting in Sacramento from 9 am to 10:30 am at the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC).
The SCDD Area Board 3 will be conducting a training session, "Understanding Special Education Due Process" featuring Bob Varma, Presiding Administrative Law Judge, California Office of Administrative Hearings from 9am-11:30am at the Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Ct. Ste. 120, Woodland, CA 95776. "When
families and school districts disagree on placements or educational
services for a child with disabilities, a due process hearing may be a
last resort in resolving the dispute.This seminar is an
opportunity to de-mystify what a due process hearing is and how it
works, and to learn common mistakes for families to avoid.This workshop is free of charge, but RSVPs are required.To RSVP please email: email@example.com or call916-263-3085 & provide your name, email, & phone number. Space is limited.Please share flyer with others who may be interested!"
be celebrating, along with many advocates and government colleagues,
the meaningful and important career of Rick Ingrahm, who dedicated his
work to supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities
and supporting families all across the state. Congratulations Rick.
Sunday September 28, 2014
be co-hosting a benefit concert with STEP to benefit the HeartRight
foundation, a local organization that has dedicated many hours in
supporting The Arc California in it's efforts to organize the Sacramento
region with a new chapter.The concert features the "J" Band and the benefit will help people with developmental disabilities in the Sacramento region.
Join us and enjoy some great music, great food and drinks, dancing, and
an outright great time and celebration. Admission is free but sales
from food and drinks will go the HeartRight Foundation and please generously support our friends The "J" Band.
THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION
Public Policy Reports
Governor Brown Still Hasn't Acted on AB 1311: A bill to improve voting rights for people with disabilities in California
with developmental disabilities have the same right to vote as other
citizens. The only thing that can legally stop them from voting is if a
court finds them to be mentally incompetent.
people are routinely denied the ability to register to vote when they
are placed in limited conservatorships, no matter how competent they
Please take 20 seconds to join us in asking Governor Brown to stop what, in my opinion at least, is an outrage. Here's how:
community relies on elected legislators to defend the Lanterman Act and
the other laws that provide our people with the supports and services
they need. If there's anyone in California who needs the right to vote,
it's competent people with developmental disabilities.
1311 doesn't solve the whole problem of people with developmental
disabilities losing their voting rights. Spectrum has filed a broad
Voting Rights Act complaint with the US Department of Justice, and we
may need further legislation or legal action in the future. But AB 1311
will solve a big part of the problem.
Please send your email now.
And thank you for your advocacy.
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Public Policy Director
Greg deGierePublic Policy Director
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
DC - The Arc released the following statement after Senator Tom
Harkin's (D-IA) final Senate Committee Hearing on disability issues
entitled "Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to
Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities". Senator Harkin
has been a powerful advocate for individuals with intellectual and
developmental disabilities for almost four decades, serving in both the
House of Representatives and the Senate.
a legend in the disability community held what is likely his final
Senate Committee hearing on disability issues, advocating for
individuals with disabilities until the very end of his final term in
Congress. Senator Harkin has been a longtime advocate for individuals
with disabilities, supporting or spearheading all major disability
legislation in the last 40 years. His final hearing focused on poverty, a
huge problem facing many individuals with disabilities. This hearing,
like so many before, highlighted one of the key issues facing people
with disabilities, and challenged legislators to look for solutions.
Harkin is a hero to The Arc and our advocates across the country, and
his legacy will live on. We thank him for his years of service, and
friendship to our community," said Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer
of Public Policy for The Arc.
Click on The Arc UCP California Collaborative Bill File for details...
Chaptered or Vetoed
(Buchanan D) School employees: dismissal or suspension: hearings.
Status: 6/25/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 55, Statutes of 2014.
(Pan D) Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel.
Status: 9/17/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 376, Statutes of 2014.
Governor's Message: To
the Members of the California State Assembly: The Department of
Health Care Services has begun a comprehensive review of how it
interacts with stakeholders and the many groups that currently meet. I
am signing Assembly Bill 357 so that the current advisory panel can
continue to focus on children's issues in Medi-Cal, while the
department conducts this review. Once the department proposes
revisions to its stakeholder groups and processes, advocates should be
open to possible changes in how children's issues are discussed. The
department is already soliciting ideas and comments to improve
interaction with all interested parties. Advocates for this measure
should participate in this process to help the department achieve its
goal. GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
(Ammiano D) Department of Housing and Community Development: loans.
Status: 9/19/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 445, Statutes of 2014.
Status: 9/10/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 317, Statutes of 2014.
(Atkins D) Residential care facilities for the elderly: liability insurance.
Status: 8/15/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 205, Statutes of 2014.
(Eggman D) Residential care facilities for the elderly: resident and family councils.
Status: 7/23/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 177, Statutes of 2014.
(Holden D) Public contracts: hiring: priority consideration.
Status: 9/17/2014-Vetoed by the Governor
I am returning Assembly Bill 1586 without my signature. This bill
requires state contractors, when hiring for specified positions, to
consider all qualified applicants who are receiving unemployment
benefits, who have exhausted unemployment benefits, or who live in a
targeted employment area. As currently drafted, this bill lacks
clarity as to what exactly employers must do to be in compliance,
making it very difficult to enforce. Additionally, the bill revives
the targeted employment areas created under the Enterprise Zone Act,
which was repealed last year, and does not effectively integrate the
job posting and notification capability of the CalJOBS website managed
by the Employment Development Department. Therefore, I am directing
my Employment Development Department to work with the author on a bill
that addresses these issues for consideration next year. Sincerely,
Edmund G. Brown Jr.
(Chesbro D) State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Status: 9/18/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 409, Statutes of 2014.
(Conway R) Persons with Developmental Disabilities Bill of Rights.
Status: 7/23/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 178, Statutes of 2014.
I am returning SB 1046 without my signature. This bill would give the
Insurance Commissioner additional authority to penalize health insurers
up to $2,500 per person, per day, for each violation of the Mental
Health Parity Act, in addition to any other penalties or remedies
allowed by law. The Insurance Commissioner already has broad penalty
authority under the Unfair Insurances Practices Act. The scope of this
existing authority is currently at issue in the courts. Until this
matter is resolved, it would be premature to conclude what changes, if
any, should be made to the Commissioner's broad statutory powers.
Sincerely, Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Status: 8/29/2014-Chaptered by the Secretary of State, Chapter Number 300, Statutes of 2014
(Evans D) Developmental services: regional centers: individual program plans: telehealth.
Status: 8/22/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 260, Statutes of 2014.
(De León D) Year of the Community: developmental disabilities.
Status: 6/16/2014-Chaptered by Secretary of State. Res. Chapter 67, Statutes of 2014.
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing
PROJECT STATUS REPORT
Project Updates by Tim Hornbecker...
we reported last week, The Arc California and United Cerebral Palsy San
Diego lawsuit against the state challenging that the cuts made were
done in a way that violated section 30A of Medicaid rules received a
huge victory from the Ninth Circuit court. The court stated we were
likely to prevail and supported our claims on the 30A violation, the
harm caused by the holiday schedule, and the half day billing.
local community providers are compiling the financial impact data of
losses from the change in the holiday schedule and the half day billing:
Please send in your impact data to The Arc California.
Brown just signed AB 357 authored by Assembly Richard Pan, MD, a bill
to establish the Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel. This law
basically allows the previous advisory board from Healthy Families to
re-established as the Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel which
will be "an independent, statewide advisory body composed of 15 members
charged with advising the State Department of Health Care Services on
matters relevant to all children enrolled in Medi-Cal and their
his signing message Governor Brown said, "The Department of Health Care
Services has begun a comprehensive review of how it interacts with
stakeholders and the many groups that currently meet. I am signing
Assembly Bill 357 so that the current advisory panel can continue to
focus on children's issues in Medi-Cal, while the department conducts
this review. Once the department proposes revisions to its stakeholder
groups and processes, advocates should be open to possible changes in
how children's issues are discussed. The department is already
soliciting ideas and comments to improve interaction with all interested
parties. Advocates for this measure should participate in this process
to help the department achieve its goal."
Teresa Anderson, MPH
The Arc California
September 30 - October 2, 2014
Arc's National Convention will convene in festive New Orleans, LA for
educational sessions, enlightening speakers and social events designed
to keep you informed and connected. Registration will open in May, so
save the date and check convention.thearc.org this Spring for program details.
October 9, 2014 - October 10, 2014
The 28th Annual "Supported Life Conference: Proactive ... Productive ... Progressive"
from October 9-10, 2014 at the Lions Gate Hotel's McClellan Conference
Center, Sacrament. This year the conference features keynotes such as,
Stuart Haskin "Using Your Voice: Communicating For Change:
Self-Determination, Independence, Leadership", Laura Nagle, "What Does
an Autistic Adult Think About Transition?", Will Sanford, "Employment:
If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Do it, and Not Just Talk About It", and
Bonnie Mintun, "30 Years of Full Inclusion: Did We Miss Anything?" In
addition to these great keynotes the conference will showcase their
usual array of high quality breakout sessions.
November 7-8, 2014
Autism Society of Los Angeles and Disability Rights California will be
hosting a one day workshop on Self-Determination in California, "Respecting Choice, Creating Innovation, and Fulfilling Dreams"
at the DoubleTree Hotel Los Angeles, 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver
City. The registration cost for families and people with disabilities
is$175.00 ($200 after 10/1 - contact your regional center if you need
help for funding [Vendor Number - PH0898] or ASLA for scholarship
information. The cost for professionals is $300.00 ($400 after 10/1).
The registration fee includes two full days of sessions and breakfast,
lunch, and snack both days. "Beginning in 2015, the Self-Determination
Program will be available to regional center clients and their families
so they can have more control and flexibility over the services they
need. Participants will have a Person-Centered Plan and an Individual
Budget to purchase unique services with providers who do not need to be
vendored by regional centers."
March 8-10, 2015
Save the Date: The 8th
Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference by The Arc
and United Cerebral Palsy in California at the Holiday Inn - Sacramento
Capitol Plaza, 300 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (NEW SITE), Phone:(916) 446-0100.
Every year we host a public policy conference featuring legislators,
lobbyist, advocates, policymakers, and other speakers who deal with
issues impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
and their families. Attendees include family members, self-advocates,
direct support professionals, attorneys, and executive/ professional
staff from community agencies and regional centers. Topics Covered:
National Public Policy, State Budget Overview, Advocacy, Healthcare, New
and Proposed Legislation, IHSS, Mental Health, LTSS and Olmstead
Related Issues, Work, Education, Trusts, Conservatorship, Crime and
Abuse of People with Disabilities, and more. Visit our webpage to see
last years' program (all documents and PowerPoints are on this site) and
eventually the 2015 conference: click here.
April 13-15, 2015
Save the Date:
The 2015 Disability Policy Seminar will be at a new location, the
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington,
DC 20001. The annual Disability Policy Seminar brings together
advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
with public policy experts and the staff of a variety of hosting
organizations who serve people with I/DD to go in-depth on pressing
policy issues and other topics of importance to the I/DD movement during
two full-day sessions in Washington, D.C. The Seminar culminates with a
third day spent on Capitol Hill where attendees have the opportunity to
meet with their elected officials. Each year approximately 700 people
take advantage of this chance to learn, discuss, network and advocate
for change. Hosted by: The Arc, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Association
of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National
Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and
Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE). Disability Policy Seminar
By Horner-Johnson, Willi PhD*; Fujiura, Glenn T. PhD; Goode, Tawara D. MA
in access to and receipt of health care have been extensively
documented across racial and ethnic groups. Similarly, a growing body of
research has documented disparities between people with and without
disabilities in obtaining needed health care. However, our understanding
of the intersection of disability with race and ethnicity in health
care is very limited.
purpose of this supplement is to begin to bridge the gap between
research on racial and ethnic health disparities and research on
disability-related health disparities.
papers in this supplement examine evidence of racial and ethnic
disparities within various populations of people with disabilities, and
explore unique issues at the intersection of disability, race, and
studies in this issue provide a starting point, and are intended to
serve as an impetus for building a more robust literature on health care
issues impacting the expanding segment of United States population that
both experience disability and belong to racial and ethnic groups other
than non-Hispanic white.
health officials Monday are launching a new benefit for thousands of
children with autism who are covered by Medi-Cal, California's
low-income health program. That makes California the first state in the
nation to implement new federal standards on autism care. The new
benefit includes coverage of the clinical standard of care for autism
treatment - Applied Behavior Analysis, also known as ABA therapy. That
treatment has shown significant results for a cross-section of children
with autism. Of the 5 million children on Medi-Cal in California -
that's roughly half the state's total children - there are an estimated
75,000 who likely have autism spectrum disorder. Of those children,
experts expect about 12,000 children to access the new benefit, based on
utilization figures from programs in other states.
basic idea of ABA therapy is to rewire all the little steps most people
take for granted. For example, an ABA therapist will reward a child for
sitting down with so-called "quiet hands" for two seconds. Then a
reward for five seconds, then 10, and so on. After all of that, said
Gregory Buch - a behavorial psychologist in Roseville, north of
Sacramento - comes the arduous process of actually learning words. "The
challenge is, if you have a child who is 3-years-old and has no language
whatsoever, you've got about two years' of communications skills at
least to teach them," Buch said. "So not only do they have to learn
everything that an average child learns that they didn't learn," he
said, "they have to learn it faster than the average child learned it."
When you combine a slow learning process with starting out way behind,
you need an intensive program to catch up, Buch said. But, he added,
that's what works. "I think most kids [with autism] will benefit from
some kind of ABA intervention," he said. "And for some kids, that's a
really dramatic gain." This type of therapy has been a clinical standard
of care for more than a decade, but that doesn't always mean people
could access it. The Legislature had to order private insurance
companies two years ago to pay for it. But with Medi-Cal, coverage
remained blocked. Until now. "We are extremely pleased and excited that
we're adding this benefit," said Toby Douglas, director of the state
Department of Health Care Services.
this month, hundreds of stakeholders gathered in a Sacramento
auditorium to hash out the devilish details of implementing the benefit.
Kristin Jacobson, president of Autism Deserves Equal Coverage, was at
that meeting, and she says there are still miles to go before everyone
eligible for therapy gets the therapy. "This has been a really, really
long struggle. We've been fighting for such a long time. We're
encouraged, but we are going to remain very vigilant," she said. "If
Medi-Cal doesn't make sure to contract with the vast majority of current
existing providers, they will not have enough providers," Jacobson
said. "They will not be able to actually provide the benefit that
they're saying." However, she said, the bottom line is: After years of
telling her autism clients "No, no, no, no," now she's finally able to
say "Yes," Jacobson said. Her organization has produced a fact sheet to
answer questions about the new benefit....
not every day that Google comes calling. So when Steve Mahan got a
chance to test drive the car of the not-so-distant future, the
California man couldn't get behind the wheel fast enough. But he didn't
have to steer it or hit the brakes. The Google Car drives itself, and
Mahan, who was actually more of a test rider, became an instant convert.
"I love technology. I see all those new things as open doors or
opportunity and ability that I didn't need before but I desperately need
now." That's because Mahan is blind. And that disability - along with
the disabilities of millions of others - are transforming the
marketplace as big-name companies look for ways to appeal to a vast
potential customer base eager for products and services that work for
them. The population of people with disabilities is the fastest-growing
minority in the world when you include aging baby boomers. Globally,
it's about 1.3 billion people, a market roughly the size of China. Add
their friends and family to the mix and the number doubles, to more than
half the world's population. Rich Donovan, a former Wall Street whiz
kid, crunched those numbers and saw gold.
Going after customers
has cerebral palsy. He's combined his business smarts and his own
disability to help companies go after customers just like him. He uses
an index he created called Return on Disability that is now trading on
the New York Stock Exchange to help track companies' reach into a market
that he says wants to be treated like everyone else. Disability,
Donovan says, "is part of a complex identity just like everybody else.
So when you go home after a hard day of work, you are probably not going
to turn on Disability Tonight. You're going to turn on Entertainment
Tonight." Disabled people, he says, "want the experience. They want the
mainstream value that everybody else wants." In other words, he says,
not special products for special people, just products everyone can
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 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
Lynn Center's mental health services include a Wraparound approach to
provide intensive support for families of young children with severe
behavioral and/or emotional problems. Wraparound services are family
focused, strength based and especially designed to help
parents/caregivers develop individualized plans to solve their immediate
problems through a Wraparound team composed of their own friends,
family and professionals involved with their child. Lynn Center's
Wraparound program is looking for a Wraparound Facilitator to guide team
development and oversee the process and tasks of the team in order to
develop a comprehensive plan. This position will work closely with
program design and Wraparound staff to increase the involvement of
parents and caregivers in planning, services design and evaluation while
honoring the parent/family/caregiver perspective. Minimum
Qualifications: A commitment to children-centered services and a high
level of enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission with a strong
interest in Wraparound services to families... To apply: Forward a
RESUME and LETTER of INTEREST to Fax: 925-370-2048 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mention "Wrap Facilitator" in subject line.
Gatepath has been "Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities" for over 90
years by creating opportunities of greater independence for children,
youth and adults with special needs and disabilities. Through education
and support services, Gatepath empowers individuals and families to
dream big, work hard and challenge themselves to be the best they can
be. Although Gatepath has a long history of service, it continually
strives to evolve from a First Class organization to a World Class
organization. Community Gatepath is a service provider, business
partner, network of support and a source of education for family
members, care providers, professionals and students reaching over 8,000
annually. Their scope of services and operations are expected to expand
rapidly over the next few years as the services and treatment landscape
for people living with disabilities is shifting quickly. Gatepath serves
families and individuals experiencing a wide range of developmental
disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ... The
operating budget for the year ending in June 2014 is $12.4M.
Strategically, Gatepath is implementing initiatives to transform its
revenue mix currently at 60% government/40% private to 40%/60%
respectively, to mitigate against shifting current and future government
funding policies. We are seeking a leader with a experience in and an
appetite for implementing rapid growth strategies that include mergers,
organic growth, focused programmatic changes and new services;
experience in scaling an organization with the ability to build and
align essential resources including fundraising support, technology
infrastructure, and talent acquisition; and a track record in attracting
financial support from individuals, government sources, foundations and
businesses. Visit www.gatepath.org. For more information or to apply, email Lisa Grossman or Mark Oppenheim at email@example.com.
County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) Schreiber Center is
currently seeking a part-time, 20 hours per week, with benefits,
Psychiatrist. The Schreiber Center psychiatrist provides clinical
assessments; prescribes and monitors psychotropic medications; and is
expected to perform differential diagnostic evaluations to determine
behavioral health eligibility for individuals with developmental
disabilities twenty-one years and older.
is a terrific opportunity to take part in an important and dynamic
clinical team with opportunity for ongoing training and development of
expertise in responding to the behavioral health needs of individuals
diagnosed with developmental disabilities and experience co-occurring
mental health symptoms. This position is located in
California. Contact Peter Dating, Assistant to the BHCS Medical
Director, (510) 567-8110, Submit Resume and Cover Letter: Alameda County
HCSA Human Resources Department, Attention: Laura Sanders, 500 Davis
Street, Suite 120 San Leandro, CA 94577 Fax (510) 639 - 1290.
Bilinguals & Mental Health Consumers are Strongly Encouraged to
Apply. EOE. Salary $166,940 - $202,696 annually based on full-time 1.0
FTE equivalent. For more information about our behavioral health care
system, please visit: www.acbhcs.org.
Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) has an opening for a
Senior Program Analyst. We are particularly interested in staff with
regional center experience, so your knowledge of your colleagues' (and
your own) talents, professional skills, and expertise will be an
invaluable part of this process. ARCA strives to be a top-notch resource
for its members - and their employees. When we fill this position, in
part through your assistance, we will be able to further our work and
broaden the resources available to you and your colleagues. The Senior
Program Analyst will be expected to provide research and analysis of
major policy issues related to developmental disabilities to ARCA, its
Board of Directors, and the regional centers. This individual will also
be required to represent ARCA in meetings with legislators and their
staff, the Department of Developmental Services, and other
organizations. Applicants will be required to have a minimum of 5 years
recent experience working in a California regional center in a
managerial or supervisory capacity as well as extensive knowledge of
regional center operations and the provision of services to people with
developmental disabilities. They must also possess a solid understanding
of and experience working within the developmental services system.
This position may be full time or half-time or greater. Interested
candidates are encouraged to send their resume and salary history to
Sally Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to the board of directors, the Executive Director (ED) provides
direction and leadership for the organization's mission and vision,
represents and speaks for the organization and its work, and works with
the leadership team to manage the day to day operations and advance The
CP Center's annual and strategic plans. The ED is responsible for all
community and governmental programs, personnel, funding, fiscal
management, and agency strategic and development planning under the
direction of the Board of Directors. Key priorities include expanding
partnerships, developing new funding sources, and providing visionary
leadership that translates into action. The ideal candidate will work to
align the strengths of the organization with the opportunities and
possibilities currently available in the areas of program expansion to a
broader geographical area and to currently under served disability
Family Resource Center provides information, parent-to-parent support,
and referral to community resources for families who have young children
with special needs, and the community of professionals involved with
those children and families. WarmLine is part of California's Early
Start Program for children birth to three who are at risk for or who
have developmental disabilities. Duties: ·
Provide parent-to-parent support, information, and referral to
community resources for families of children with special needs birth-5
years old primarily, and the community of professionals providing
Maintain confidential information; respect and protect the confidential
nature of information, events, and circumstances of children and
In collaboration with WarmLine staff, schedule monthly events for
families, including support groups, play groups, and parent trainings. · Coordinate site location and reservation, participants, and presenters. · Data entry. · Provide community outreach and participate in community events. · Participate as a WarmLine representative at multi-agency team meetings. · Other duties as assigned.
is seeking a Director of Development to join our highly collaborative
team during this significant and exciting growth period of our school.
The Director of Development will work in close collaboration with the
Director of Strategic Development, other Executive Team members,
Development Associate, and Board of Directors to build meaningful
relationships with current and prospective individual and institutional
funders. S/he will help create and manage a strategy to significantly
increase Lighthouse's capacity to fundraise annual operating and
expansion funds. This includes developing and managing a communications
strategy that supports Lighthouse's growth. The ideal candidate fully
understands the public education landscape. The Director of Development
is part of the Executive Team and reports to the Director of Strategic
m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Canine Companions for Independence in
the search for its Chief Executive Officer. As part of that process, we
are contacting members of the community for suggestions and
nominations. The organization seeks an experienced chief executive to
lead CCI through its next phase of deliberate growth, upgrade the
organization's operating infrastructure to allow for expanded services
nationwide, and sustain CCI's high standards for trained service dogs,
provided at no cost to people with disabilities. Reporting to the Board
of Directors, the CEO will provide the overall leadership, direction,
strategy and vision for CCI, its programs, staff, volunteers and
outreach to funders and partners. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for
Independence (CCI) enhances the lives of people with disabilities by
providing them with highly-trained assistance dogs as well as ongoing
support to ensure quality partnerships. The organization is based in
Santa Rosa, California, and is the world's largest provider of
assistance dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness. For
additional information or to apply, please contact Mark Oppenheim or
Matthew Holgerson at email@example.com or visit www.cci.org.
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