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|Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California|
In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day, so please register NOW!
CA Service Advisory Committee Chairs will be meeting from 2 pm to 3 pm
by conference call. The CASACC is a coalition of vendor advisory
committee chairs from each regional center that meets monthly to discuss
local trends and to communicate between the Lanterman Coalition and the
yesterday was the deadline for submitting comments to the California
Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on the Home and Community
Based Services Statewide Transition Plan, the state has indicated they
will take comments. To view the state's transition plan for meeting the
CMS new rules for HCBS integrated settings click on the HCBS Statewide Transition Plan and to learn more about the process on the DHCS Transition Plan webpage.
The SCDD Area Board 3 is hosting a training, "Understanding Special Education Due Process" featuring Bob Varma, Presiding
Administrative Law Judge, California Office of Administrative Hearings,
from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at More Rehab, 399 Placerville Dr.,
Placerville, CA 95667. "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 about common mistakes for families to
avoid. This seminar is free of charge, but RSVPs are required. To RSVP please email: or call (916)263-3085 provide your name, email & phone number.
Tuesday October 21, 2014
is the first stakeholder meeting for the Statewide Transition Plan
(STP) for the new Federal Home and Community-Based (HCB) Setting
requirements that were effective March 17, 2014. DHCS will post the STP
on September 19, 2014 which initiates the 30-day public comment
period. This first meeting will be by teleconference from 10am - 12pm,
and the call in number is: 888-829-8671 Participant passcode: 7335142.
Self-Determination stakeholder group will be meeting today from 1-4
here at the Department of Developmental Services. The group will work
on the Financial Management Service parameters, and review a variety of
elements for the CMS application. Don't forget to follow us on twitter
for the latest developments: ArcCAadvocacy.
Wednesday October 22, 2014
Today is the final day for preparations for The Arc California Board of Directors meeting. To view the agenda and the handouts and summary reports visit the site periodically throughout the week.
Thursday October 23, 2014 - Staff travel day for The Arc CA Board of Directors meeting
SCDD Area Board 3 is hosting a seminar on Conservatorship, Public
Benefits, & Trust Planning featuring Michael Pearce, Special Needs
Trust Attorney, Law office of Michael Pearce at the Yolo County Office
of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Ste. 120, Woodland, CA 95776. Part
1 (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) Preparing for Age 18 & Transition to
Adulthood, Conservatorships (Understanding Conservatorships, will my
child need one, alternatives to Conservatorship) & Public Benefits
(obtaining SSI & Medi-Cal benefits at age 18). Part 2 (12:30
p.m.-2:30 p.m.) Trust Planning for Families with Special Needs, Trust
Planning Basics, Special Needs Trusts, Preserving Public Benefits for
your child with disabilities. The Seminar is free, but RSVPs are
required. Attend Part 1, Part 2, or both. To RSVP, please call 916-263-3085 or email: email@example.com and provide your name, email address, and phone number. Space is limited.
Friday October 24, 2014
The CCLTSS will be meeting in Sacramento from 9 am to 10:30 am at the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC).
California Conference of Executive of The Arc chaired by Michael
McGinnis, The Arc Butte County, will be meeting at Alpha Resource
Center, our Santa Barbara chapter, from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
The Arc California Board of Directors will be meeting from 7 pm to 9 pm at SlingShot a professional artist's studio for artists with disabilities served by Alpha Resource Center.
Saturday October 25, 2014
The Arc California Board of Directors will be meeting from 9 am to 3:30 pm at SlingShot a professional artist's studio for artists with disabilities served by Alpha Resource Center.
THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION
Public Policy Reports
couple of weeks ago the Senate Human Services Committee held an
informational hearing, "Promise of Lanterman Act" in the Los Angeles
City Hall and we'd like to thank a few key individuals who helped make
this an effective and productive hearing. Of course thanks to Senator
Jim Beall and Senator Carol Liu for their career commitment, so many
great self-advocates and family advocates, Eileen Richey of ARCA, who
provided excellent testimony on our system, Steve Miller, advocate from
Los Angeles who by all accounts really "drove home" the condition local
providers are in and the state of community services.
was a great first start to the upcoming policy session impacting our
community. Check out the excerpt from the Legislative Analyst Office, Overview of Major DDS Budget, Solutions Affecting the Community, Caseload-2003-04 to 2014-15...
the past decade, DDS implemented numerous budget solutions. Here, we
have highlighted major budget solutions-affecting the community caseload
and RC administration-that generally yield annual estimated savings of
$15 million General Fund or more. These major budget solutions fall into
five broad areas.
- Implementation of vendor rate restrictions to avoid General Fund costs.
- Pursuit of additional federal Medicaid funds to offset General Fund costs.
reliance on "generic resources" and other stricter standards for
purchasing services to offset or reduce General Fund costs.
- Suspension or alteration of services to reduce General Fund costs.
- Reductions to RC administration funding.
Restrictions on Vendor Rates.
2003-04 and 2014-15, several restrictions on rates paid to vendors were
implemented as a means of achieving budgetary savings. These
restrictions generally fall into the following three categories: (1)
rate freezes,(2) implementation of median rates, and (3) provider
Widespread Rate Freezes . . . By implementing permanent vendor rate
freezes, DDS has avoided costs associated with rate increases that would
otherwise have occurred to reflect vendors' increasing costs.
Freezes Began in 2003-04. Some vendor services, including
community-based and similar day programs, in-home respite, supported
living services, and transportation, experienced permanent rate freezes
beginning in 2003-04. By 2008-09, all vendors with rates negotiated with
the RC experienced these permanent rate freezes
. . With Some Exceptions. There are some limited exceptions to the
widespread rate freezes currently in place. Once these exemptions were
granted, rates were frozen at
the new level.
Rate Increases Have Been Provided. Vendors with rates set by DDS and
some vendors with rates negotiated with the RC experienced a 3 percent
rate increase in 2006-07.
Increases for Minimum Wage and Overtime. Certain vendors received rate
increases directly related to increases in the state's minimum wage in
2006-07, 2007-08, and 2014-15. Vendors providing in-home care received a
rate increase related to federal overtime pay requirements beginning in
and Safety Exemptions. Some vendors have exercised their ability to
request an exemption from the rate freeze or the median rate (described
below) if a consumer's health and safety is at risk.
Implementation of Median Rates Beginning in 2008-09. When negotiating
rates with new vendors, the RC is required to negotiate a rate that does
not exceed the statewide median rate or the RC median rate for the
service-which-ever is lower. In 2011-12, a new survey was conducted that
resulted in lower median rates, and therefore avoided costs that would
have otherwise occurred if the median rate remained higher.
Provider Payment Reductions Implemented Beginning in 2009-10. In
addition to the rate freezes and implementation of the median rates,
provider payment reductions impacted all vendors-except SEP providers
and providers with usual and customary rates-on a year-to-year basis.
The SEP Rate Was Effectively Increased by a Net of 14 Percent From 2006-07 to 2008-09.
SEP providers received a 24 percent rate increase in 2006-07 at an
estimated General Fund cost of $11 million. In 2008-09, SEP providers
experienced a 10 percent rate reduction, for estimated General Fund
savings of $8 million..."
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Public Policy Director
|Greg deGierePublic Policy Director|
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-552-6619916-552-6619 x16 (office)
THE ARC OF THE UNITED STATES UPDATES
Thank you for attending The Arc's
2014 National Convention
hope you enjoyed New Orleans and left feeling energized and passionate
about being a part of The Arc! This year, we updated our survey
to make it a little easier to fill out and provided more opportunities
for you to share your personal insight. And the best part, you can
complete it in less than 5 minutes (ok, maybe 10 minutes)!
We know you want to #Go2Indy! & completing this survey could be your ticket to get there! Between now and October 31, 2014, The Arc will draw names from those that completed this survey and the prizes are listed below:
- Week 1 (Friday, October 17)
1 Complimentary Registration
- Week 2 (Friday, October 24)
2 Complimentary Registrations (You and your best friend)
- Week 3 (Friday, October 31)
4 Complimentary Registrations (You, your best friend, your boss, and your neighbor) + a spooky surprise.
Don't wait! Ensure you are eligible for all 3 drawings by completing this survey before October 17. And just so we are all on the same page, you don't have to bring your boss!
If you registered multiple attendees under one email address, please be
sure to forward this email to the group. We don't want anyone to miss
the opportunity to provide feedback and win a chance to bring family
& friends to Indianapolis!
Also, sign up for: The Arc US Capitol Insider
Click on The Arc UCP California Collaborative Bill File
Last week Governor Brown completed the bill approval process and ended the 2013-2014 two year session. Here's a link to our current status of the bills by subject area in our bill file including the governor's message where provided.
|Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing|
Project Updates by Tim Hornbecker...
Why Bother Voting?
could just let other people decide for you, I'm sure they will always
have "your" best interest in mind. While you're at it you might as well
let teachers and case managers decide what should be in your son or
daughter's IEPs, IFSPs, and IPPs or let others tell you what your dreams
and goals are in your IPP or your career path in your ITP. This sounds
crazy I know, but it's just as crazy to let everyone else decide who
will represent you in the public policy arena. An arena where decision
are made all the time that will impact your life on a very personal
level. So please, if you haven't registered to vote yet, drop everything
and do it now and if you know someone who hasn't registered yet please
let them know that today is the day: http://registertovote.ca.gov/.
By the way...
The top ten democracies in the world are:
- New Zealand
The United States is ranked number 15 in the most recent ranking in 2013.
The worst ten (out of 115) democracies in the world are:
113 Central African Republic
114 Syrian Arab Republic
115 Yemen. Rep.
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing,
The Arc CA firstname.lastname@example.org (415) 850-8037
|Teresa Anderson, Prevention Coordinator|
Ionia Sentinel-Standard has published 3 of a 4 part series on Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Below we have listed three of articles with
links, stay tuned for part 4 next week...
Community Wellness: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder -- The missing diagnosis
The 3rd in a 4-part series on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Date: October 17, 2014
By Sue Gabriel, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Ionia County Community Mental Health
(not her real name, but a real daughter of a friend in another state)
is a 13-year-old gymnast, artist, music lover, animal lover, member of
her church youth group and an all-around engaging young lady. She's
polite with adults, helpful with students with "special" needs, and
tries hard to keep up with her chore list at home. She wouldn't dream of
using alcohol or other illegal substances. Why then are her adoptive
parents called to school multiple times each week for her "bad
behavior"? Why are they considering home-schooling, feeling the public
school system has failed Tracy?
struggles with the life-long effects of having been prenatally exposed
to alcohol. Her biological mother drank alcohol while pregnant with her.
As a result, in spite of being very bright, with a normal IQ, Tracy
struggles to focus, regardless of typical ADHD medications, to control
her emotions, to follow multi-step directions and to learn from usual
consequences. Her teachers do not see these "hidden disabilities" and
feel that Tracy "just doesn't try hard enough," that her parents don't
punish her sufficiently or that she's "just a trouble maker!" What those
same teachers don't see is a young lady devastated by her challenges,
who wants to understand, and is often overwhelmed by the ever increasing
demands of middle school.
Sept. 9, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a Certificate of Awareness joining
others in the international fight to recognize Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. The FASDs are the No. 1 cause of
preventable intellectual disabilities (mental retardation) and learning
disabilities in America, and are likely more common than autism. Its
only cause is the mother consuming alcohol during pregnancy. It is 100
percent preventable when any woman of childbearing age that chooses to
drink alcohol also recognizes she cannot have unprotected sexual
activity. Conversely, if women are in a position to possibly become
pregnant, or are pregnant - no matter where they are in the pregnancy -
they should not drink. It's that simple. There is no known safe amount
of alcohol, period...
Teresa Anderson, MPH
The Arc California
November 7-8, 2014
Autism Society of Los Angeles and Disability Rights California will be
hosting a two 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. DEADLINE FOR GROUP RESERVATION DISCOUNT - OCTOBER 17th! To make a reservation with the special conference rate: BY PHONE: Call 310-349-1776, Use code "ASO" or "Autism Society of Los Angeles" OR ONLINE . 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
RECENTLY RELEASED REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.
Testimony for The Lanterman Act: Promises and Challenges Hearing
By The Association of Regional Center Agencies'
October 9, 2014
California operates the nation's largest developmental services system,
funded by $2.6 billion in state funds, and nearly $2 billion in federal
financial support that is contingent upon meeting various requirements.
During the recent recession, California's developmental services system
endured over $1 billion in total funding reductions. These cuts
destabilized the developmental services system and have significantly
compromised its ability to meet all of its obligations to individuals
served, their families, and the federal government. These short-sighted
cuts also led to the limitation of choice and funding flexibility in the
planning team process as well as the availability of family support
services. Service provider rates and regional center operations funding
suffer from chronic underfunding that threatens service quality, federal
funding, and most importantly, the health and safety of the nearly
275,000 individuals served by the system today. In order to carry out
California's commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities, a
significant ongoing investment must now be made in the service system.
State law intends that these services "maximize opportunities and
choices for living, working, learning, and recreating in the community."
However, regional centers can not always offer the most appropriate
service for the individual's needs, only what is available given the
current environment. In an effort to document the chronic underfunding
of the developmental services system ARCA authored two reports, Inadequate Rates for Service Provision in California and Funding the Work of California's Regional Centers.
Kansas has created chaos for those with disabilities
The Kansas City Star October 14, 2014
By Susan Jarsulic
It really isn't a very good time to
live in Kansas if you have an intellectual/developmental disability.
Over the strong objections of persons with these disabilities, their
families and advocates, Kansas moved people like my daughter into
KanCare for her long-term care needs. While the Kansas Department of
Aging and Disability Services and Kansas Department of Health and
Environment continue to amaze us with how wonderfully things are going,
families and providers of services to disabled persons face a much
of the biggest claims made by former Kansas Department of Aging and
Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan and members of the Kansas
Legislature was that we would not lose our targeted case manager. In our
case, our case manager has been with us more than 18 years and knows my
daughter and her needs. The Kansas department and the three insurance
companies running Medicaid now have instituted "Health Homes" and are
automatically assigning people to health homes without any advanced
communication. If a person fails to opt out of a health home assignment,
they no longer have their targeted case manager. This appears to be a
backdoor method of removing case managers.
Department of Labor has made changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act,
effective Jan. 1, 2015, which states that in-home caregivers must be
paid at least the minimum wage and overtime for hours over 40 in a week.
In a public meeting in Wichita several weeks ago attended by Governor
Sam Brownback, he asked the attendees to contact the Department of Labor
and ask that Kansas be exempted from paying a fair wage. At these same
meetings held in various cities in Kansas, families and providers were
advised that Kansas will not be paying overtime and that any caregiver
is limited to 40 hours per week. In some parts of the state it is
difficult, if not impossible, to find caregivers who will work for $9.35
per hour. By the way, the payment rates haven't changed in years.
Persons who need assistance during the night and have sleep cycle
support may lose that support because of its cost. Currently, a
caregiver makes $25 for the entire night, which comes out to $3.13 per
hour for an eight-hour shift. The new labor rules say that service
should be paid at an hourly rate equal to or better than minimum wage.
The Kansas approach is to first attempt to get an exemption from the
federal government or secondly, advise their residents that they will no
longer have overnight support and that their only option may be nursing
really don't think my 36-year-old daughter would want to move to a
nursing home. My 77-year-old mother did not want to go to a nursing home
even for a short rehabilitation after a shoulder injury. I am also the
president of an adult day program attended by my daughter and 10 other
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sunflower
State Health Plan (one of the managed care organizations) has sent
emails three times recently that they are delaying payments by one or
two days. I don't have the option to delay payments or payroll for my
business. Why does the state of Kansas allow an insurance company to
delay payments for services we have provided? Kansas took a system that
was working fine and has managed to create chaos.
LAPD, children with autism learn to understand each other
Los Angeles Daily News October 9, 2014
By Susan Abram,
an 11-year-old with autism, Manuel Salinas thinks police officers are
great. "They're first to come when you need help," he said. "They
protect people." Police hope that when Manuel becomes an adult with
autism, he'll think the same way. As part of a project called Mission
Possible, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Autism Society of
Los Angeles came together Thursday to give 100 area children and teens
with autism and related disorders a chance to spend the day with members
of law enforcement. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck called the
program a valuable way to bring two sides together to learn more about
each other. "This is an excellent way to break down barriers," Beck
the event, each student was paired with an LAPD officer or Sheriff's
Department deputy to have lunch, talk about how to ask for help and how
to follow instructions if they are stopped, and then to spend some time
examining equipment inside a police car. Mission Possible was formed
back in 2007 when the LAPD approached the Autism Society of Los Angeles
for help. The program's goal is to help reduce the misunderstandings
that can arise between those with autism and police, said Emily Iland,
Autism Awareness Project Manager with Autism Society of Los Angeles.
"Someone with autism may not know how to talk to or act with a police
officer," Iland said. "At the same time, we want police officers to know
what it's like to understand certain facial expressions, to understand
that (those with autism) are not acting out of defiance." The program,
for example, teaches youth about laws, respect, how to follow
instructions and how to tell an officer about a disability. The timing
is especially critical, she said, because one in 68 children, mostly
boys, are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. At the same time,
50,000 of these youth turn 18 years old each year, and as adults may
have more encounters with police. While incidents do happen in police
situations, Iland said they happen less frequently because of the
heightened awareness between police and adults with autism. "We think
we're seeing some success," she said. Raising that level of success will
depend on continuous training, said LAPD Assistant Chief Sandy Jo
Shedding a limiting label to embrace a new identity as artist
October 14, 2014 at 2:34 PM EDT
If you attend an art show at Arc of the Arts,
a studio in Austin, Texas, you'll find paintings and drawings, jewelry
and flash animation. The studio houses over 60 artists a week, all of
whom are adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "I
think there is this misunderstanding that people with disabilities can't
create art that is just as good as any of the art out there and so I
think highlighting that at a lot of the shows is eye-opening," said
Andrew Grimes, lead art instructor at Arc of the Arts. Each artist that
passes weekly through their doors receives comprehensive, individualized
instruction. "We really don't focus in on the disability too much, it's
more about their interests in the art," said Ann Alva Wieding, the
program manager at the studio. "The lessons are really what you'd find
in a college level art course. We've just slowed down the pace a little
bit and we do some repetition with it."
artists sell their pieces, oftentimes learning the marketing skills to
help promote the work that they create. Wieding says that having a final
product really boosts self-esteem. "For a lot of people with
disabilities, they've had a label most of their life. Now, suddenly,
they become an artist and they're not carrying around that label
anymore." People with developmental disabilities can struggle to find
educational opportunities or a professional outlet, but Arc of the Arts
believes the "bridge" they've created to the community can help fill
that void. "It's a great way of self-expression, especially for some
people who have communication disabilities," said Wieding. "They may not
have a very strong voice with which to share their story, but they have
now a medium that they can display what they are really interested in
to the world." Local Beat is a weekly series on Art Beat that features arts and culture stories from PBS member stations around the nation.
Man charged with abuse of 'vulnerable adult'
TahleQuah October 14, 2014
By Josh Newton
Wagoner-area man who allegedly admitted to sexually abusing an
18-year-old man with a developmental disability this year has been
charged in district court. Donald Franklin Gartrell, 44, is charged with
sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult. Court records show he is jailed
with a $75,000 bond, and is set to be in court today for his initial
appearance at 1 p.m. Gartrell was employed as a caretaker at a group
home in Cherokee County, where three 18-year-old men with intellectual
disabilities were living, according to Cherokee County Undersheriff
Jason Chennault. Earlier this year, a case manager for the Department of
Human Services' Developmental Disabilities Services Division spoke with
authorities when she learned Gartrell might have committed
inappropriate acts with one of the men, classified by the state as a
resident of the home suggested Gartrell had repeatedly asked to
"cuddle," and hinted that Gartrell might have done other inappropriate
things to him. Chennault said Gartrell first denied accusations against
him, but later confessed he had sexual contact with one of the
18-year-olds in the home when the man was wearing only a towel and asked
for help setting the temperature in a shower. When Gartrell went into
the bathroom, he adjusted the water for the shower but also told
investigators he noticed the victim's private area had been exposed
through the towel he was wearing. Gartrell allegedly confessed to
investigators he asked the 18-year-old what the wanted Gartrell "to do
about that," then engaged in a sexual act on the alleged victim.
Gartrell allegedly referred to the act as a "stupid choice."
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
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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
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
Executive Director APSE, the Association for People Supporting
EmploymentFirst, is seeking a dynamic manager and leader to become its
next Executive Director. APSE, a 501(c)3 non-profit located in
Rockville, MD, is a 3,000+ national and international membership
organization whose mission is to advance employment and self-sufficiency
for all people with disabilities through education and advocacy. APSE
is a stable, 25 year old organization, highly visible within its field,
that is well-positioned for future growth. APSE has a 6 person staff and
is governed by a 24 member Board of Directors. APSE currently has an
annual budget of approximately $1,000,000, generated primarily via
membership dues and an annual national conference, along with additional
Wraparound Facilitator for Lynn Center
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: email@example.com Mention "Wrap Facilitator" in subject line.
Chief Executive Officer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. It 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 Hayward, 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.
Senior Program Analyst
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 email@example.com.
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