tony@thearcca.org
 
February 27, 2017  
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Jordan S. Lindsey
New Executive Director of The Arc CA
THE WEEK AHEAD 

New Executive Director Starts March 15, 2017
 
I am looking forward to Jordan Lindsey, our new Executive Director, officially joining The Arc family on March 15th, 2017. Both he and I will be meeting with some funders and the Lanterman Coalition prior to that time, but no sooner does Jordan start then The Arc and UCP of California hosts the 10th Annual Public Policy Conference on March 26-28 in Sacramento. You won't want to miss it or meet him there! Please see updated information below, especially on the extension of room rates for one week. Are room block at the Holiday Inn is almost completely filled.
 
The Arc of the United States is a sponsoring organization for the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. on March 20-22. Chad Carlock has been helping to coordinate our visits on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Mach 29th. If you or members of your chapter/organization are attending, please contact me so that we can try to visit as many legislators as possible in groups of 3-5 advocates. As you know, many legislators need a list of who will be visiting.
 
I will be meeting this Wednesday with a panel presenting advocacy proposals, coordinated by Nicole Vasquez, Assembly Budget Committee Consultant, addressing the Lanterman Coalition Budget Goals and Details for 2017-18.
 
I would like to officially recognize and thank The Arc of Alameda County and especially their President/CEO, Ron Luter, for the opportunity to serve as The Arc California's Interim Executive Director. I have been a 'loaned executive' from their chapter since the beginning of December, in order to lead the Executive Search for Tony Anderson's replacement and to keep our state chapter representing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
 
REGISTER NOW! Early Bird Registration Rates end Saturday March 4th!  
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
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 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
Christina Elliott, 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: Towards a More Inclusive Union" brought to us by 
Jaideep Singh Ph.D., Co-founder of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), and professor at UC Berkeley, teaching courses focused on the centrality of race, ethnicity, gender and class.  
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 (new 
HCBS rule). 
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 Hayne 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.........

Here's a link to our Program:
 
DISCOUNT HOTEL RATE ($105/night) extended to FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Here is your booking link for The Holiday Inn, Sacramento for March 23-28, 2017:  10th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference   For anyone that prefers to call in to
 (916) 446 -0010, the group code is simply A10.  On-line bookers should use the calendar icon to select Check In and Check Out dates before clicking on Check Availability to select available accommodations.
 
News from the National Office
Disability Policy Seminar 2017: 27 Days Left!

4 Weeks till DPS 2017! Join us at this year's crucial Disability Policy Seminar to get informed, connected, and ready to protect the things that matter most. Access to our bedrock federal programs and civil rights protections are at risk. We MUST be diligent, informed, and ready to act! The event is packed with informative sessions from experts in the field, and opportunities to discuss key issues with others from your state. We need you there with us-register today!

March 20 - 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C.


Calendar:
 
Monday February 27, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2017 Innovation Conference
sponsored by Let's Get Healthy California
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
 
Tuesday February 28, 2017 9:30 AM
Public Testimony on Inclusive Playgrounds
Board of Supervisor's Chambers
70 West Hedding Street, 1st floor,
San Jose, CA
 
 
Wednesday March 1, 2017 2:30 PM
Assembly Advocacy Panel Hearing, Room 444 (tentative)
Lanterman Coalition Goals and Explanations
 
 
Thursday March 2, 2017 8:00 AM
Staff Meeting at The Arc California
 
 
Friday March 3, 2017 12 Noon
Meeting with the May and Stanley Smith Foundation


THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION:  Public Policy Reports 
 
Help Stop Service Program Closings

 
Dear Developmental Disability Friends,
 
We love it when the minimum wage goes up and the hard-working, under-paid professionals who care for people with disabilities get a little more in their pay checks.
 
The problem is that the state sometimes doesn't cover the costs to the community agencies that hire and pay these dedicated workers. Most of our community agencies are always on the financial edge, and a minimum wage increase -- with no money to pay for it -- sometimes forces service programs to shut their doors.
 
This is an especially major problem now, with local governments throughout the state raising their minimum wages. Many services for people with disabilities could be crushed.
 
Please take about 40 seconds today to send one email supporting Assembly Bill 279 by Assemblymember Chris Holden to make the state cover these costs and save these service programs. Just click here and follow the prompts.
 
These point-and-click emails are easy, and legislators know it, so it can take a lot of them to make a difference. Please take the time to do it now.
 
And thank you for your advocacy,
Greg deGiere
 
2017 TENTATIVE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR FIRST YEAR OF BIENNIUM CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY 2017-18 REGULAR CALENDAR 2017
 
Mar.  1 - Assembly Budget Hearings
Mar. 31 - Cesar Chavez Day.
Apr. 6 - Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R. 51(a)(2)).
Apr. 17 - Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess (J.R. 51(a)(2)).
Apr. 28 - Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(2)).
May 12 - Last day for policy committees to hear and report to the Floor nonfiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(a)(3)).
May 19 -Last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 5    (J.R. 61(a)(4)).
May 26  -Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report bills to the    Floor (J.R. 61(a)(5)). Last day for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 5 (J.R.  61(a)(6)).
May 29 -Memorial Day  observed.
May 30-June 2 -Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any  purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference  Committees (J.R. 61(a)(7)).
June 2 -Last day to pass bills out of house of origin (J.R. 61(a)(8)). Committee meetings may resume (J.R.  61(a)(9)).
June 15 -Budget Bill must be passed by midnight (Art. IV,     Sec.12(c)(3)).
July 4-Independence Day.
July 14 -Last day for policy committees to hear and report fiscal   bills for referral to fiscal committees (J.R.  61(a)(10)).
July 21 -Last day for policy committees to hear and report bills    (J.R. 61(a)(11)). Summer Recess begins upon adjournment, provided Budget Bill has been passed (J.R. 51(a)(3)).
Aug. 21-Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess (J.R.  51(a)(3)).
Sep. 1 Last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to    the Floor (J.R. 61(a)(12)).
Sep. 4  -Labor Day.
Sep. 5-15 -Floor Session only. No committee may meet for any    purpose except Rules Committee, bills referred pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2, and Conference Committees  (J.R. 61(a)(13)).
Sep. 8 -Last day to amend on the Floor (J.R.   61(a)(14)).
Sep. 15 -Last day for any bill to be passed J.R. 61(a)(15)). Interim   Recess begins upon adjournment (J.R.  51(a)(4)).
Oct. 15 -Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before Sept. 15 and in the Governor's possession after Sept. 15 (Art. IV, Sec.10(b)(1)).
 
(SOME DATES INCLUDED IN THIS CALENDAR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
  
 

Greg deGiere
Greg deGiere
Public Policy Director
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaborative
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95814
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NATIONAL REQUEST from The Arc of the Unites States:
 
Seeking input and participation from families or unrelated caregivers in I/DD Community!

Dear colleague,
We are writing to you as a follow up to an e-mail we sent to you on January 26 regarding the Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Survey. As mentioned in previous correspondence, we have officially launched the 2017 FINDS survey in both print and electronic formats. In our efforts to gather survey data which is insightful and reflective of the diversity of the United States, we are asking our colleagues to help us disseminate the survey to their respective audiences through email lists, newsletters and social media channels. We are hoping that you would join us in this outreach effort.
We are inviting family or unrelated caregivers aged 18 years or older who provide primary paid/unpaid and frequent support to a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) living in the United States and U.S. Territories to participate in the survey. We are not seeking respondents whose primary relationship with an individual with IDD is as a direct support professional or paid caregiver for that individual(s).
We are hoping that you could help us by either sending out the link to our survey to your organization's email contacts, posting the survey link on your social media channels, or forwarding this email to others that you think would want to participate. Promotional materials, including sample Twitter and Facebook posts, emails, newsletter blurbs, and paper-based surveys in English and in Spanish, are also available here.
We greatly appreciate your support in this endeavor. Please feel free to forward this email on to any interested parties. If you have any questions, please contact:
Amie Lulinski, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Arc of the United States.
We thank you in advance for your participation.

Tell Us Your Medicaid Story!
One in 5 Americans gets their health care through Medicaid, including children and adults with disabilities, working families, and seniors.
For most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), Medicaid is not only their primary health insurance - it also provides the only source of funds for them to live and work in the community with friends and families and avoid harmful, costly and segregated nursing homes or institutions.
Unfortunately, some in Congress and the President are talking about cutting Medicaid. Now is the time to share your story to let them know why Medicaid is vital to you, and what would happen if your Medicaid services were cut.
Medicaid has different names in different states, because it is it a partnership between the federal government and the states.
  • You are getting Medicaid if you get "waiver" services.
  • Not sure if you get Medicaid? Look up your state's Medicaid program name(s).
Do you or a loved one benefit from Medicaid? Then share your Medicaid story!
The ACA made significant progress in expanding access to health care for individuals with I/DD. The ACA allowed states to extend their Medicaid programs to childless adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level. This change has provided coverage to individuals with I/DD and other disabilities and chronic health conditions who were not otherwise eligible for Medicaid, were in the waiting period for Medicare, or did not have access to employer sponsored health insurance because they were not working or working in low wage jobs without benefits.
  • The ACA provided federal money to support Medicaid expansion. The additional federal contribution to expanding Medicaid has helped many people with disabilities access health care. It has also enabled states to continue and expand programs that provide supports and services to people with I/DD.
  • Several provisions of the ACA were designed to assist states to rebalance their long term supports systems, allowing more people with I/DD to receive the services and supports they need while living in the community instead of costly and outdated institutions. These include the Community First Choice Option (CFC) and the State Plan Home and Community-Based Services Option (also known as 1915(k) and 1915(i).
  • The ACA reversed years of discrimination against people with disabilities and chronic health conditions through its insurance reforms. Prior to the ACA, when people with disabilities or chronic health conditions tried to purchase health insurance in the individual market they often could not obtain coverage at all because of their pre-existing conditions; others faced sky high premiums, or were only granted very limited coverage.
    Learn more from The Arc's ACA fact sheet, and sign up for our Disability Advocacy Network to know when to take action when it matters the most. 
Also, sign up for: The Arc US Capitol Insider

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Project Updates
 
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy nd Community Organizing

Advocacy and Community Organizing

The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaborative
 
The Assembly hearings start on March 1st.  I was asked by Nicole Vasquez, Assembly Budget Consultant, to present the Lanterman Coalition 2017-18 Budget Goals and Explanations. I have listed them again in this week's MMM because of their importance.  Almost all the subcommittee members are new and not knowledgeable about our issues. This is true on our federal level as well, so all of us need to reach out and educate our newly elected. Below are both our goals and explanations.
 
Lanterman Coalition 2017-18 Budget Goals and Explanations
 
1. Prevent the loss of federal funds that would result from noncompliance with the new Home and Community Based Services rules.
The DDS community service system today depends on $2 billion in federal Medicaid funds annually. As ALL of California's Medicaid funding is subject to change, given the new proposals at the federal level for block granting, per-capita allotments, or otherwise reducing available federal funds for health care financing, we must urge state budget deliberations regarding MediCal to include some recognition of the continuing need for sustaining the services in the DDS system in the future.   As the Lanterman Act is California's unique program celebrated for stabilizing community living for more than 300,000 residents with developmental disabilities, preserving the use of federal funds is a direct offset to state general funds which would otherwise be needed for the same service supports if it disappears.   Please emphasize the importance of this funding in any deliberations state policymakers have in communicating with the federal government. ANY loss in federal funds will not only hurt the consumers involved but it will also preclude this state's ability to comply with federal Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) regulations by the present deadline of 2019 or ever.
 
2. Restructure state and community-based agency responsibilities by: (a) expeditiously completing the closure of the developmental centers, and thus also recapturing federal funding currently suspended due to the inadequacy of the DCs; (b) providing timely and sufficient funds to assure community services are available to consumers moving out of the DCs; and (c) retaining state funds and assets currently devoted to the DCs and utilizing them for the community-based system.
The Lanterman Coalition continues to urge closure of the remaining DCs expeditiously, while keeping each individual's health and safety central. These centers have lost federal funding, and the state General Fund has been forced to backfill these lost dollars. When transferred to the community, residents of DCs, by definition, will be eligible for federal funding, restoring federal participation in their care and support. 
 
 The Governor's Budget anticipates a DC population of 760 residents at the beginning of the year, declining by 490 by the need of the 2017-18 fiscal year. This translates into a cost of nearly $600,000 per person.  
 
We support the transfer of the consumers into the community and the provision of whatever dollars are necessary to provide appropriate support in the community -- significantly less than in the DCs. We also support transfer of the entire DC budget allocation to the community to support these residents, address unmet community needs, and help cover the rising costs of exiting community services and supports.
 
3. Guarantee funding required to comply with federal, state and local mandates.
 
Community service providers have no choice but to comply with state and local minimum wage increases and all other government mandates. Yet while the state covers some of these costs through often cumbersome and expensive procedures, others go unfunded.
 
We ask legislators to adopt a simple mechanism to make providers whole.
 
 4. Save community-based services that otherwise would close and would cost the state more to replace.
Rate freezes have locked into place the rates of programs across the board. There have been only sporadic and usually highly-targeted increases, most often for wage/benefit increases and not for other unavoidable operating costs. Some programs are locked into very old rates and have seen mandate-driven and location-specific costs go up with no way to meet them.
 
While all programs are hard-pressed, some are far closer to the brink of failure than others. When programs fail, the lives of people they serve are severely disrupted. When they are transferred to other existing programs, or when new programs are created for them, the cost of service is often significantly higher to the state than if the original programs had been stabilized.
 
We support providing DDS with authority to permit programs on the brink of collapse to apply for relief and to negotiate rate increases sufficient to save the programs -- rates no higher than the cost of replacement programs, including any increased transportation costs. Such authority would be more appropriate, clearer and more expeditious than the current health and safety exemption, and would provide the state with a cost avoidance strategy.
 
5. Assure that the state selects a consultant for the 2019 rate methodology study who will incorporate the actual costs for delivering quality community services.
 
ABX2-1 requires DDS to create a new rate system to pay vendors serving people with developmental disabilities. DDS is hiring consultants to create the new rate structure. We ask legislators to work with the disability community and DDS, ensuring:
 
a. Transparency in the process. We urge a continued commitment to keeping the community closely apprised on the progress of this work, including rate operating principles and procedures, not just through updates to the RFP on Cal e-Procure, but also via the DDS web site. 
 
b. Extensive community input opportunities. We need a dedicated committee of vendor
representatives, consumer groups, family groups, advocacy groups, regional centers, worker representative organizations, and DDS officials to oversee the consultants' work.
 
c. The principles for the new rate structure are developed with the disability community. We need to be actively involved in developing operating principles for the new rate structure, and ask the Legislature to remain involved in the integration of these principles into the new rate structure
 
Timothy Hornbecker, Chair of The Lanterman Coalition
The Arc of California
Interim Executive Director
Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing
Advocacy and Community Organizing - Mark Your Calendar



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Teresa Anderson, Prevention Coordinator
HEALTH & WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Making Health and Wellness a Priority
 
Health and wellness means something different for everybody - different fitness goals, maintaining specific blood glucose levels and A1C levels for people managing diabetes, lower blood pressure readings for people managing hypertension, weight management, etc. - and it is important that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities participate in management of their own health and wellness. Many people with I/DD have complex health conditions and/or more than one chronic condition. Research shows that people with I/DD who live in the community tend to have higher rates of obesity, lower fitness levels and lead sedentary lifestyles, all of which place them at higher risk for poor health outcomes.
 
National Goals in Research, Policy and Practice held a working meeting in 2015 and identified a national agenda with 10 focus areas dedicated to improving the lives of people with I/DD. Health and wellness was one of the focus areas identified. An issue brief published after the meeting states that "Over the next decade, a coordinated approach to research, practice, and education, along with a policy agenda for health and wellness activities, can result in improved health and wellness outcomes for people with IDD."   The issue brief highlights the need for coordinated research in several areas which include, but are not limited to; health surveillance, community engagement, caregiver health programs, existing and emerging models of care delivery and training. To read the issue brief in its entirety visit: https://aaidd.org/docs/default-source/National-Goals/health-and-wellness-for-people-with-idd-2.pdf?sfvrsn=0
 
For additional resources visit:
 
 
 
 
Teresa Anderson, MPH
The Arc California
Prevention Coordinator
teresa@thearcca.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 27-28, 2017
The 15th Annual Family Voices of California Health Summit & Legislative Day sponsored by Family Voices of California will be in Sacramento from February 27-28, 2017.
                 
March 3-4, 2017
Cal-TASH Conference in San Diego
Inclusion Through the Lifespan: This is What Inclusion Looks Like. Embracing the Intent of Home and Community-Based Services: Living Enviable Lives from Birth Through End of Life. www.caltash.org/contact/ carlos
 
March 7, 2017 1-2 PM
Administation for Community Living Update
Register for March 7 Webinar
Methods and Techniques for Early Dementia Screening
for People with IDD.
 
 
March 17th, 2017
End Violence Against Women International
Registration Deadline for International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Systems Change (April 18-20)
Orlando, Florida
Call EVAW International (509) 684-9800
 
 
March 20 - 22, 2017
The national Disability Policy Seminar will be at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC.  Every year we attend the conference to learn about current national IDD public policy and visit our members of Congress following the conference. To view last year's conference information click here.
 
March 23-24, 2017
NOFAS Northern California - A Silent Epidemic: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA conference@nofasnorcal.org
 
March 26, 27, 28, 2017
The 10th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference, Hosted by The Arc and UCP California Collaboration at the Holiday Inn Downtown-Arena, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.  Every year we sponsor this IDD Public Policy conference to learn about current state policies impacting our community and advocates visit their representatives in the California Assembly and Senate.  To watch last year's conference click here.
 
 
April 13-14, 2017
2017 CSLN Leadership Conference
Honoring the Heart of the Matter: Realities and Opportunities
Hotel: The Dana on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA
Call for Rooms:  1 800 445-3339 (code: California Supported Living Network)
 
October 5-6, 2017
31st Annual Supported Life Conference
"Designing Dreams: Blueprint for a Meaningful Life"
Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast




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RECENTLY RELEASED REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

Teacher Shortage
Report says worsening teacher shortage put more underprepared teachers in classrooms.
 
Legislative Analyst's Office Report available:
The2017-18Budget:Proposition 98 Education Analysis
Contact  916-445-4656
 
Public Policy Institute
Released its survey titled "Californians and Their Government" with reactions to how President Trump is doing on his job.
Contact Linda Strean 415-291-4412
Journal of Social Service Research
Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information:

Advocacy by parents of Young Children with Special Needs: Activities, Processes, and Perceived Effectiveness
Amy Conley Wright & Sarah Taylor

To cite this article : Amy Conley Wright & Sarah Taylor (2014) Advocacy by Parents of Young Children With Special Needs: Activities, Processes, and Perceived Effectiveness, Journal of Social Service Research, 40:5, 591-605, DOI:10.1080/01488376.2014.896850

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:

California Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Board for People with Disabilities is now seeking Investment Consultant Services. All interested in responding to this Request for Proposals ("RFP") may find it on the Cal E-Procure website. Please search for the RFP using Event IE: 4330.


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health FY17 Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity Synopsis 1 http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289362
 
USDOJ - Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women OVW FY 2017 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Synopsis 1 http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290960
 
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family treatment Drug Courts [Short Title:  Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs)] Synopsis 1
 
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Area Health Education Centers Program Synopsis 1 http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289066
 
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health FY17 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Embryo Donation and/or Adoption Grant Synopsis 1 http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289300
 
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency FY17 ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING (EWDJT) GRANTS Synopsis 1 http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290955
 
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health FY17 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Safety Research of Currently Recommended Immunizations in the United States and Other Vaccine Prototypes Synopsis 1 http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288893
 
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) Synopsis 3 http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289694

 
 


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CAREER LADDER
The 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 profession.
 
Jobs Page Links: Click Here
 
Disability Rights California
Experienced Contract Lobbyist for 5-6 month limited term contract to support organization's legislative activities
 
Description The Arc seeks a Director of Advocacy and Mobilization to harness the power of and expand The Arc's nationwide advocacy network of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and our 650+ chapters in support of our federal public policy agenda. This new position offers an opportunity to join a deeply committed, high-impact, collaborative policy team at The Arc working to advance the civil rights and full inclusion of people with I/DD. In 2017, The Arc plans both to quickly ramp up engagement of our chapters and activists on key issues during what we expect to be a fast-paced, high-demand year, and also to lay the groundwork to continue to build our movement over the long term. This position will lead The Arc's work to strengthen our current chapter and activist advocacy engagement capacity, including online engagement and story sharing. This position will also work closely with The Arc's policy, communications, online communications, and marketing teams on mid-range and long-range planning initiatives already underway.
 
The North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) Deputy Director shall be responsible for the leadership, planning, organization, development and direction of the Consumer and Clinical Services of the Regional Center ("Center") in accordance with the Center's contract with the State of California's Department of Developmental Services ("DDS") and the policies established by the Board of Trustees ("Board").  The Deputy Director assists and supports the Executive Director in the overall management of the Center. S/he advises the Executive Director and the Board on policy matters that would further the mission of the organization and ensures compliance with various contractual, regulatory, legal and other requirements.  The Deputy Director shall serve as a staff liaison to the committees of the Board, as appropriate. Upon direction, represent the Center at community, local, state and national meetings.  The Deputy Director will serve as the Executive Director upon his/her absence.
 
More generally, the Assistant Directors serve to assist the Agency Director and Chief Operations Officer in the overall leadership activities of the Agency, and to provide oversight and management to an assigned branch: Social Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, or Administration. The Assistant Directors oversee the development and implementation of policies and procedures for branch programs in accordance with state and federal regulations; delegate responsibilities, monitor assignments, ensure staff accountability and compliance, and oversee information/communication functions; direct the supervision of other positions as assigned and encourage a supportive work environment with open, honest, direct and respectful communication; provide timely information to the Director and Chief Operations Officer in anticipation of changing service delivery needs and the needs of staff; and provide timely information to staff regarding decisions and plans within the Agency. When assigned, acts as representative of the Agency to other community groups or agencies.
 
The Legislative Director position is based in Sacramento and is part of the team responsible for DRC's legislative activities in California. The position reports to the Advocacy Director. The Legislative Director provides overall direction to DRC's public policy activities with the goal of increasing DRC's legislative presence.  The position supervises legislative advocates.
 
Under administrative direction, serves to assist the Agency Director and Chief Operations Officer in the overall leadership activities of the Agency, and to provide oversight and management to an assigned branch: Social Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, or Administration. The Assistant Directors oversee the development and implementation of policies and procedures for branch programs in accordance with state and federal regulations.  Assistant Directors delegate responsibilities, monitor assignments, ensure staff accountability and compliance, and oversee information/communication functions. Assistant Directors direct the supervision of other positions as assigned and encourage a supportive work environment with open, honest, direct and respectful communication.  In the absence of the Agency Director, may assume responsibility for the budget process, and the allocation of infrastructure, information technology, and fiscal resources throughout the Agency. Acts on behalf of the Agency Director or Chief Operations Office in their absence as delegated.
 
The ideal candidate will have a strong history of leadership in complex behavioral health systems, quality assurance, budgetary and financial management, grants administration, regulatory compliance, and working in a collaborative labor-management setting. The candidate will have a demonstrated track record of successful, strengths-based management, possess excellent analytical and oral presentation skills, and the ability to successfully communicate with a broad variety of stakeholders. A demonstrated aptitude for data-driven quality management is critical to success in this executive position.
 
The Arc Maryland is seeking a new dynamic Executive Director to lead this statewide organization, which is one of the largest grassroots disability advocacy organizations in Maryland. The Arc structure consists of ten local chapters located throughout Maryland providing both direct services and advocacy and is affiliated with the national organization. The Arc Maryland has been awarded Standard of Excellence certification from the Maryland Nonprofits Association.
 
Working closely with the Director of Individual Philanthropy, the Manager is accountable for planning and implementing sustainable fundraising strategies and tactics for the individual giving program in conjunction with The Arc's overall organizational objectives. S/he will identify, cultivate, and solicit donors through a variety of philanthropic channels including direct mail, online, acquisition, major donor and federated giving. This position will require the ability to analyze data to define program success and inform future strategy. She/he oversees the implementation of a donor database for data entry and gift processing. This position will communicate regularly with key donors, including managing a portfolio of major gift prospects. S/he plays a key role in the message creation and dissemination of all fundraising materials. This position must be able to work in a collaborative team environment as well as autonomously to meet fundraising goals.
 
This position will share responsibility for reinvigorating and growing The Arc's major gift and planned giving program with the Director, Individual Philanthropy. The officer must have experience with cultivation and closing planned and major gifts. S/he is responsible for identifying, and managing relationships with planned giving and high-capacity potential donors across the country. In addition, the officer will be responsible for a portfolio of planned and major gift donors. S/he possesses exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with donors and prospective donors. The officer will have excellent organizational skills with particular attention to systems, processes, and details, and possess the capacity to multi-task. S/he will play a key role in the message creation and dissemination of all planned giving materials. The officer must be able to work in a collaborative team environment as well as autonomously to meet fundraising goals. S/he will be required to travel throughout the United States to meet with donors and prospective donors. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director, Individual Philanthropy.
 
The Executive Director, as the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the management and operation of all programs and services provided by Contra Costa ARC, for implementing all policy decisions of the governing Board, and for employing and supervising a staff whose dedication and high morale creates a healthy working environment and produces quality of service more than adequate to achieve Board objectives.  S/he oversees the administrative and fiduciary functions of the agency.  S/he represents the agency to the community, and builds strong relationships with key stakeholders, agency staff, and the Board.  S/he partners with the Board in fundraising to support Contra Costa ARC programs. . . 

 
Description The Arc seeks a Director of Advocacy and Mobilization to harness the power of and expand The Arc's nationwide advocacy network of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and our 650+ chapters in support of our federal public policy agenda. This new position offers an opportunity to join a deeply committed, high-impact, collaborative policy team at The Arc working to advance the civil rights and full inclusion of people with I/DD. In 2017, The Arc plans both to quickly ramp up engagement of our chapters and activists on key issues during what we expect to be a fast-paced, high-demand year, and also to lay the groundwork to continue to build our movement over the long term. This position will lead The Arc's work to strengthen our current chapter and activist advocacy engagement capacity, including online engagement and story sharing. This position will also work closely with The Arc's policy, communications, online communications, and marketing teams on mid-range and long-range planning initiatives already underway.
 
The North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) Deputy Director shall be responsible for the leadership, planning, organization, development and direction of the Consumer and Clinical Services of the Regional Center ("Center") in accordance with the Center's contract with the State of California's Department of Developmental Services ("DDS") and the policies established by the Board of Trustees ("Board"). The Deputy Director assists and supports the Executive Director in the overall management of the Center. S/he advises the Executive Director and the Board on policy matters that would further the mission of the organization and ensures compliance with various contractual, regulatory, legal and other requirements. The Deputy Director shall serve as a staff liaison to the committees of the Board, as appropriate. Upon direction, represent the Center at community, local, state and national meetings. The Deputy Director will serve as the Executive Director upon his/her absence.
 
More generally, the Assistant Directors serve to assist the Agency Director and Chief Operations Officer in the overall leadership activities of the Agency, and to provide oversight and management to an assigned branch: Social Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, or Administration. The Assistant Directors oversee the development and implementation of policies and procedures for branch programs in accordance with state and federal regulations; delegate responsibilities, monitor assignments, ensure staff accountability and compliance, and oversee information/communication functions; direct the supervision of other positions as assigned and encourage a supportive work environment with open, honest, direct and respectful communication; provide timely information to the Director and Chief Operations Officer in anticipation of changing service delivery needs and the needs of staff; and provide timely information to staff regarding decisions and plans within the Agency. When assigned, acts as representative of the Agency to other community groups or agencies.
 
The Legislative Director position is based in Sacramento and is part of the team responsible for DRC's legislative activities in California. The position reports to the Advocacy Director. The Legislative Director provides overall direction to DRC's public policy activities with the goal of increasing DRC's legislative presence. The position supervises legislative advocates.
 
Under administrative direction, serves to assist the Agency Director and Chief Operations Officer in the overall leadership activities of the Agency, and to provide oversight and management to an assigned branch: Social Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, or Administration. The Assistant Directors oversee the development and implementation of policies and procedures for branch programs in accordance with state and federal regulations. Assistant Directors delegate responsibilities, monitor assignments, ensure staff accountability and compliance, and oversee information/communication functions. Assistant Directors direct the supervision of other positions as assigned and encourage a supportive work environment with open, honest, direct and respectful communication. In the absence of the Agency Director, may assume responsibility for the budget process, and the allocation of infrastructure, information technology, and fiscal resources throughout the Agency. Acts on behalf of the Agency Director or Chief Operations Office in their absence as delegated.
 
The ideal candidate will have a strong history of leadership in complex behavioral health systems, quality assurance, budgetary and financial management, grants administration, regulatory compliance, and working in a collaborative labor-management setting. The candidate will have a demonstrated track record of successful, strengths-based management, possess excellent analytical and oral presentation skills, and the ability to successfully communicate with a broad variety of stakeholders. A demonstrated aptitude for data-driven quality management is critical to success in this executive position.
 
The Arc Maryland is seeking a new dynamic Executive Director to lead this statewide organization, which is one of the largest grassroots disability advocacy organizations in Maryland. The Arc structure consists of ten local chapters located throughout Maryland providing both direct services and advocacy and is affiliated with the national organization. The Arc Maryland has been awarded Standard of Excellence certification from the Maryland Nonprofits Association.
 
Working closely with the Director of Individual Philanthropy, the Manager is accountable for planning and implementing sustainable fundraising strategies and tactics for the individual giving program in conjunction with The Arc's overall organizational objectives. S/he will identify, cultivate, and solicit donors through a variety of philanthropic channels including direct mail, online, acquisition, major donor and federated giving. This position will require the ability to analyze data to define program success and inform future strategy. She/he oversees the implementation of a donor database for data entry and gift processing. This position will communicate regularly with key donors, including managing a portfolio of major gift prospects. S/he plays a key role in the message creation and dissemination of all fundraising materials. This position must be able to work in a collaborative team environment as well as autonomously to meet fundraising goals.
 
This position will share responsibility for reinvigorating and growing The Arc's major gift and planned giving program with the Director, Individual Philanthropy. The officer must have experience with cultivation and closing planned and major gifts. S/he is responsible for identifying, and managing relationships with planned giving and high-capacity potential donors across the country. In addition, the officer will be responsible for a portfolio of planned and major gift donors. S/he possesses exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with donors and prospective donors. The officer will have excellent organizational skills with particular attention to systems, processes, and details, and possess the capacity to multi-task. S/he will play a key role in the message creation and dissemination of all planned giving materials. The officer must be able to work in a collaborative team environment as well as autonomously to meet fundraising goals. S/he will be required to travel throughout the United States to meet with donors and prospective donors. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director, Individual Philanthropy.
 
The Executive Director, as the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the management and operation of all programs and services provided by Contra Costa ARC, for implementing all policy decisions of the governing Board, and for employing and supervising a staff whose dedication and high morale creates a healthy working environment and produces quality of service more than adequate to achieve Board objectives. S/he oversees the administrative and fiduciary functions of the agency. S/he represents the agency to the community, and builds strong relationships with key stakeholders, agency staff, and the Board. S/he partners with the Board in fundraising to support Contra Costa ARC programs. . .


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.

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