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Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California
week we've starting adding job announcements that are sent to our
office as an outreach to hiring people with disabilities. Check it out
in the Career ladder section.
Monday April 20, 2015
The Assembly Budget Sub-committee on
Health and Human Services chaired by Assembly member Tony Thurmond, will
meet at 1:30 pm in the State Capitol, Room 447 (note room change). The
committee will discuss budget items for the Department of Health Care
Services (Community Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Services,
Med-Cal Rates) and the Mental Health Services Oversight and
The Arc Riverside will hosting their 6th Annual "Value of One" Charity Golf Classic
at Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside. Several members of The Arc
throughout California will be supporting this event that their "Value of
One" initiative, a campaign on dignity, respect and inclusion of
individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Tuesday April 21, 2015
be participating in the stakeholder group on the implementation of the
Self-Determination program at the Department of Developmental Services.
For more information on Self-Determination visit our group's SDP Frequently Asked Questions.
Wednesday April 22, 2015
be participating in meetings with legislators and other policymakers
throughout the day to discuss the Lanterman Coalition's 10 Campaign and
the current condition of developmental services in our state.
We'll be participating in a webinar to advocates an update on the 10 Campaign, the status on the Lanterman Coalition's
strategic plan, and urge the grassroots to stay the course and continue
with their advocacy through to the end of the entire budget process.
Register for this Lanterman Coalition Status Update webinar and join us from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
Thursday April 23, 2015
Committee (EC) of the Early Start Interagency Coordinating Council
(ICC) will be meeting from 10 am to 12 pm at Department of Social
Services (DSS) 744 P Street, Room 205 (at the corner of 8th
Street and P Street), Sacramento, CA 95814. The EC will discuss
strategic planning. The Department of Developmental Services will give
an update regarding the Annual Performance Report (APR) and the State
Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). This meeting will be followed with the
meeting from 1 pm to 4 pm of the Committee of the Whole (COTW) which
will discuss strategic planning, including goals and objectives for the
Senate Budget, Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, chaired by
Senator Holly Mitchell will meet at 9:30 am in the John L. Burton
Hearing Room (4203). Items to be discussed include: Department of Aging
(Oversight: Coordinated Care Initiative), the Department of Health Care
Services (Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Assurance Fee, Oversight -
Behavioral Health Treatment, Managed Risk Medical Insurance Program,
Family Health Programs (CCS, GHPP, CHDP, EWC), and State-Only Health
Programs Proposal) and the Department of Public Health (Oversight -
Office of Health Equity, Women, Infant, and Children Program, and Other
Friday April 24, 2015
ICC will continue strategic planning, address an action item regarding
proposed changes to the ICC By-Laws, and hear reports from the State
Department Representatives. The ICC will also receive input from the
public and parents interested in early intervention. This meeting will
be at the same place as yesterday and will be from 9 am to 1 pm.
The San Diego based DDPN will be hosting, the "10 for 10, Your Advocacy Matters: 11th Annual Legislative Community Forum at the Balboa Club, 2144 Pan America Road West, San Diego from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT).The
forum will include speakers Marty Omoto from California Disability
Community Action Network, Will Sandford from California Disability
Services Association, Assemblymember Shirley Weber, Senator Marty Block,
and Assemblymember Brian Maienschein. This event is an excellent
opportunity to meet with elected officials and to advocate for people
with disabilities, their families and those that serve them on the
issues that are most important to ensuring they continue to receive good
THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION
Public Policy Reports
The Arc and UCP in California (Greg deGiere, Public Policy
Please take 20 seconds to tell Governor Brown to stop the early release of the man who tortured and murdered Mike Morganti, a 20-year-old man with a developmental disability.
Mike were a Hollywood star tortured and buried alive to prevent him
from testifying in court, no one would even consider paroling his
killer. But instead, he was a janitor with a developmental disability,
one of those whom some people treat as less worthy of life.
you need the sickening details of how the murderer tortured Mike and
forced him to dig his own shallow grave, where he died of suffocation - and then laughed about it -- here they are:
2010, baby boomers in the United States have been turning 65 at the
rate of approximately 10,000 a day. Some of these new baby boomers are
people with autism. At the same time, over 3.5 million adults with
autism and other developmental disabilities are living with family
members. In nearly 25 percent of these households, the family caregivers
are over 60 years of age. During Autism Acceptance month, we should
address the challenges that the age wave creates for people with autism
and their family members.
start, people with autism over the age of 65 should learn about
benefits that may be available to them in the disability and aging
service systems. Learn about what public benefits
the person with autism may be eligible for and apply for the
appropriate benefits. In addition, Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) can help
you access services and support available to seniors. AAAs offer a
variety of home and community-based services such as respite, meals on
wheels, and transportation. Visit www.ncoa.org for more information about additional benefits available to seniors.
aging parents of people with autism is another critical issue that
needs to be addressed. In addition to the health and financial issues
that all seniors face, caregivers are often overwhelmed by concern about
what the future will look like for their son or daughter once they can
no longer provide support. Although planning for the future can be
challenging and emotional, it is necessary and possible.
these major life transitions and putting a plan in place may actually
alleviate some of the stress experienced by adults with autism, their
caregivers, and other family members. The Arc's Center for Future
Planning offers information and resources to adults with I/DD, aging
caregivers, and other family members. During Autism Acceptance Month,
here are some ways you can access more help:
Arc's Center for Future Planning aims to support and encourage adults
with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their
families to plan for the future. The Center provides reliable
information and practical assistance to individuals with I/DD, their
family members and friends, professionals who support them and other
members of the community on areas such as person-centered planning,
decision-making, housing options, and financial planning. Visit the
Center's website at futureplanning.thearc.org for more information.
SEN - HEALTH Not in daily file. Anticipated Hearing
SB 190 (Beall D) Health care coverage: acquired brain injury. Position: Watch, Subject: Health & Medical.
SEN - INSURANCE ROTH, Chair 1:30 p.m. - Room 112:
SB 575 (Liu D) Long-term care insurance. Position: Support, Subject: Health & Medical, Residential Services.
SEN - LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS MENDOZA, Chair 9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040)
SB 406 (Jackson D) Employment: leave. Position: Support, subject: Children & Family Services, Work.
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing
PROJECT STATUS REPORT
Project Updates by Tim Hornbecker...
Advocacy and Community Organizing Report
voices need to be heard both locally, state wide and nationally.
Visiting our elected officials at their home offices and going to our
State Capitol to speak with legislators and attend rallies is so
important. Emailing, texting, tweeting and calling them is equally
important. But The Arc is local, state and national! That's why
15 representatives from The Arc of California and affiliate
organizations joined with over 700 other advocates from around the
country to attend the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. Our
California delegates learned about the most pressing disability issues
and budget cuts, then visited the offices of our 56 legislators. We
spoke with our Senators and Congressman and/or their Legislative
Assistants who focus on education, health, employment, housing and
key message was that Congress must preserve Medicaid, Medicare, Social
Security, SSI, and other vital programs for people with disabilities. We
asked both senators and congressman to take a leadership role in
forming a new "Family Caregiver Caucus" (bicameral, made up of the House
of Representatives and the Senate). The Caucus would develop
legislation and supports for families to take care of their member with
disabilities or seniors at home or in their communities, instead of
nursing homes or institutions. Fact: only 2% of the federal health care
budget is spent on keeping families in the community, the rest goes to
pay for care institutional care!
asked legislators to finally increase the limit of how much a person
can make (120% of their local poverty income level) before losing their
eligibility for Social Security benefits and DDS eligibility. One of the
large fears of parents for their sons or daughters leaving sheltered
workshops is that they will get employment which jeopardizes their
current benefits. Of course we also asked for the reauthorization of the
Work Incentive and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and more funding for
Supported Employment to pay for the new Employment First initiative. We
asked for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), Keeping All
Students Save Act (limiting the use of restraints and seclusion), and
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Finally, we asked
Congress to provide at least $252 million for HUD's Sections 811
Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities in FY 2016.
the end of the Disability Seminar, all 700 plus attendees called,
texted or tweeted at the same time, to their legislator or Senator Lamar
Alexander, R, Tenn., Chair of the Education Committee, to defeat an
amendment that would mean less money for the education of children and
adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities! A great
advocacy and community organizing tactic!
Keep on Advocating with a Loud Voice and Take Action!
from Valerie Lipow, FASD Network of Southern California...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Network of Southern California
presents, "Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, A Perspective on Post-Childhood
Brain Development and Behavior and the Adolescent, featuring Ira
"The FASD Network of Southern California is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt,
nonprofit charitable educational organization. Its mission is to empower
persons in Southern California, through information, advocacy and
service, to enhance the quality of life for children, adolescents and
adults affected by prenatal alcohol exposure, and to support those who
care for or serve them."
Teresa Anderson, MPH
The Arc California
May 5-6, 2015
Therap's Northern California Conference in Dublin California at the Holiday
Inn Dublin-Pleasanton, 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568. "Come
spend a day or two with the Therap West Team and see what 20,000+
Californians are doing when they log into Therap each month. Mingle with
current Therap Users and the Training and Implementation Team. Therap
has been supporting agencies in California since 2006! Breakout Sessions
will include: Introductions for New or Potential Users, Policy and
Procedural Considerations for Implementing an Electronic System, Person
Centered Planning, Daily Data Collection and Communication, Behavior
Support Tracking, SIR Tracking, eBilling and other Billing tracking and
claims, Health Tracking, Medication Administration, Employment Tracking
and Milestones, Outcome focused documentation, managing access for
Audits, and Circle of Support members, and much more.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you are eligible for a discount!http://www.therapservices.net/conferences/regional-conference-in-dublin-california/
The AAIDD Annual Meeting
will be held in Louisville, KY, provides researchers, clinicians,
practitioners, educators, policymakers, local, state and federal
agencies, and advocates with cutting edge research, effective practices,
and valuable information on important policy initiatives. Conference
Hotel: The Galt House of Louisville.
June 19-20, 2015
Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento.
July 20-22, 2015
NCE annually hosts the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI),
at different sites around the country. NCE strives to provide our
attendees with educational materials that will help our members develop
and hone their professional skills so that we can all work better and
smarter towards our shared purpose - realization of The Arc's Core
Values. This year, the Summer Leadership Institute will be held July
20-22 in Providence, RI.
October 3 - 5, 2015
The Arc's 2015 National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana
October 7-8, 2015
Therap's Southern California Conference in Anaheim California, Red Lion Hotel Anaheim,
1850 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802. "Come spend a day or
two with the Therap West Team and see what 20,000+ Californians are
doing when they log into Therap each month. Mingle with current Therap
Users and the Training and Implementation Team. Therap has been
supporting agencies in California since 2006! Breakout Sessions will
include: Introductions for New or Potential Users, Policy and Procedural
Considerations for Implementing an Electronic System, Person Centered
Planning, Daily Data Collection and Communication, Behavior Support
Tracking, SIR Tracking, eBilling and other Billing tracking and claims,
Health Tracking, Medication Administration, Employment Tracking and
Milestones, Outcome focused documentation, managing access for Audits,
and Circle of Support members, and much more. Contact email@example.com to see if you are eligible for a discount!http://www.therapservices.net/conferences/regional-conference-in-anaheim-california/
* DDS autism cases now surpass 76,000. The
DDS autism caseload stood at 2,701 in 1987, but in late 2014 surpassed
75,000 cases, and as of the date of this report, 76,000. This represents
a 28-fold increase over 28 years. Sixteen years ago, DDS had considered
1998's autism caseload of slightly more than 11,000 a number of
considerable concern, but now the volume nears seven times that level.
* DDS intake is now reflecting nearly 5,000 DDS autism births per year. Prior
to the 1980s, DDS autism cases reflected an underlying count of 200 or
fewer autism births per year. Today the number is nearing 5,000 such
births per year feeding into the DDS system, a 25-fold increase over
birth rates three decades ago. In addition, about 1.2% of all male
births (2008 birth year sample) in California now result in DDS autism.
In 1987, that rate was .017%.
* DDS autism cases run at a rate about 59% of autism cases identified by special education. Based
on a comparison of DDS autism cases by birth year to California special
education autism cases of the same birth year, it appears that DDS
autism rates represent a population of approximately 59% of the size of
the population identified in special education.
* Autism occupies an increasing portion of the overall DDS caseload.
Autism intakes now represent about 70% of all DDS intakes. By contrast,
in 1987, autism represented just 4.85% of the entire DDS caseload.
* Adult DDS autism cases are poised to double in the next five years and triple in the next ten. The
DDS autism population aging out of school at age 22 is of particular
importance to DDS, since the costs for support generally shift from
school districts to the regional centers at that time. DDS autism 22+
caseload, if projected over time, will double over the next five years
and triple over the next ten years, to about 42,000 cases at the end of
* Regional center costs to support DDS adults with autism will soar. Based
on the most conservative estimates, that is, current averages for
purchase of services for DDS autism adults, regional center annual costs
to serve DDS autism adults (aged 22+) will nearly triple over the next
ten years, to about $1.2 billion.
* The greater Bay Area experienced a more than 15-fold increase in its counties' DDS autism caseload between 1990 and 2014. The Bay Area is now home to about 12,000 DDS autism cases, up from 754 in 1990.
* Currently, about 94% of DDS autism cases statewide reside at home with parents or family.
900-page report exposes horrific crimes in five institutions, 13 of
which ended in death. America's broken mental-health system is downright
lethal. In December of 2010, a resident of Porterville Development
Center (a California facility for the intellectual and developmental
disabled, or I/DD), broke a rule. The directive he ignored was a simple
one, issued by an employee named Alex* who had a history of violence:
Stay here. The 44-year-old, with the cognitive level equivalent to that
of a 10-year-old, didn't stay. He left the group area in which he'd been
instructed to remain. "Polite" and "non-aggressive," according state
documents following the incident, he reportedly went to his room with
the intention of lying down. His noncompliance-however mild-enraged
6-foot-3, 400-pound Alex, who stormed into the man's room, threw him to
the ground, and began stomping on his back. Screams from inside prompted
other staff to enter and stabilize the resident, holding down all four
of his limbs. Alex wasn't finished. He climbed onto the resident's back
and choked him until he turned a grayish-blue, lost consciousness, and
went into cardiac arrest. Most of the staff members panicked and fled
the scene. One pushed Alex off and began mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation-ordering the attacker to begin chest compressions. Alex
reportedly performed just 10 before walking away and muttering, "Fuck
him." The client remained in the intensive care unit for 11 days on a
ventilator with bruises in the shape of shoe prints. Eventually he
recovered and was released. Despite a history of abusing clients,
including hitting, arm-twisting, and sexual assault, Alex had been
cleared to go back to work at the clinic. He attempted to save his job
yet again by coercing his colleagues to falsify documents, asserting
that the resident had spit on him and hit him. One colleague eventually
Nancy Lungren, spokesperson for California's Department of
Developmental Services, told The Daily Beast that her organization takes
these findings very seriously. "When deficiencies are identified, plans
of correction are implemented and submitted to CDPH for approval. Many
of the incidences reported are over a decade old and deficiencies
addressed and resolved," Lungren said. "DDS is fully aware of the need
for continuous improvement in the delivery of services at the
Developmental Centers." ...The National Council on Disability, an
independent federal agency that helps craft policies related to
disability, issued a report
based on peer-reviewed research comparing large facilities with various
home- and community-based options. The preponderance of the
peer-reviewed data they gathered indicate that people with I/DD who live
alone, with their families, or in very small group settings-as opposed
to those in larger facilities-had more self-determination, were less
lonely, experienced greater satisfaction, and exhibited fewer
challenging behaviors. Even people with severe disabilities were more
likely to be able to make choices for themselves in smaller facilities.
Health outcomes, however, particularly regarding obesity, tended to be
better in large facilities. Tony Anderson, executive director of The Arc
of California-a national advocacy organization for people with I/DD-is
strongly in favor of the HCBS option. "Everyone with a developmental
disability can live fully in their community," he commented. "We have
over a century of evidence telling us that all institutions, no matter
how beautiful, no matter how carefully designed, no matter how
well-intentioned, fail. Every time," added Julia Bascom, director of
programs at The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network,
a disability rights organization run by and for autistic people. HCBS
seems like it would be significantly more expensive than housing people
in larger facilities, but the opposite is the case. According to figures
from the National Council on Disability, in 2009 the average yearly per
capita cost of maintaining someone in a large facility was $188,318,
while HCBS cost $42,486.
... Dominic Sisti, director of the ScattergoodEthics Program and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that a dissolution of all larger facilitiesshould be rethought in the case of mental illness.
A small percentage of such patients could benefit from larger
facilities. In an interview, he agreed that we should reconsider asylums
for a small number of people with I/DD as well. He acknowledged the
many problems that have plagued larger facilities, but did not think
that meant larger facilities are inherently terrible places. "Does this
cost too much? That depends on our priorities as a society. If we're
saying it's too expensive to take good care of our most vulnerable
citizens, that's a statement."
institutions were awful, but appeals to history are not compelling. The
history of biomedical research is riddled with serious abuses, but we
didn't stop science. We built in ethical protections and oversight; it
is still not perfect but it is dramatically improved," he told The Daily
Beast. "The same could happen with long-term care in psychiatry. The
past does not necessarily predict the future." Sometimes, however, it is
the families of people with disabilities who most volubly disagree with
the HCBS approach. Even in California's beleaguered system, families
are begging to keep larger facilities open. Amy Lutz is the mother of a severely autistic son and president of the EASI Foundation,
which is aimed at ending aggression and self-injury among people with
I/DD. She is ardently in favor of keeping large facilities as an option.
"No one should be forced to live in a larger facility, but nobody
should be forced to live in a community if they're overwhelmed, or they
need more supervision," she says. "It's a violation of a disabled
person's right to decide where they should live." Lutz charges that HCBS
is not meeting its overarching goal, which is to integrate people with
I/DD into the community. "A lot of families with loved ones in group
homes are finding that there is not a lot of interaction with
neighbors," she says. "Neighbors are not inviting them over for
barbecues. When my son socializes, it's going to be with peers who are
like him." The research that shows people with I/DD are able to make
more choices in smaller settings, Lutz argues, obscures that there is a
larger choice that is being taken away from people with I/DD and their
families: the right to choose where to live.
patently clear is that the current system is broken-grossly failing to
support the people who need it. Whether they are in HCBS or large
facilities, people with I/DD need far better funding, support, and care
from other members of their communities.
-- A controversial bill to require vaccinations for all California
school children ran into trouble Wednesday, when its author delayed a
key Senate committee vote after enraged parents opposed to the
legislation demanded lawmakers answer a central question: Don't all kids
-- whether they are vaccinated or not -- have a right to a public
education? With bill
co-author Sen. Richard Pan facing similar questions from fellow
committee members, the Sacramento Democrat put the brakes on a scheduled
vote in the Senate Education Committee, promising to return with
answers in a week for another hearing. The unexpected retreat seemed a
promising turn of events for hundreds of opponents who again showed up
in Sacramento to challenge lawmakers and insist the bill would deprive
them of their right to choose not to vaccinate their children.
have a real concerns about the education piece," said Sen. Connie
Leyva, D-Chino, who recalled that she and her husband were so busy
working that they would not have had time nor likely been the best ones
to home-school their kids. "I feel we don't have a good answer for the
education route ... that's a big concern for me as well as not having a
religious exemption," said Leyva. "I feel that is a problem as well."
Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, and Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, also said they
could not support the bill. Hancock said she believed in vaccines but
was looking for the "compelling state interest here in doing something
as draconian as" force parents who choose not to vaccinate their
children to "personally home-school them with nobody but their family
members in the home schools." For his part, Huff said that he was mostly
wrestling with the fact that the bill "would take personal freedoms and
subject them to government mandates." Even early supporter Marty Block,
D-San Diego, wanted to see "a less restrictive education solution" than
what the bill proposed. "I am concerned," he said, "that we will
basically throw kids out of public school and if the person (parent)
cannot home-school them, they (still) have a right to an education.''
... Pan and other health experts believe the rising number of parents
taking advantage of California's personal belief exemption that allows
them to forgo their children's vaccines was a factor in the outbreak. In
2000, fewer than 0.77 percent of California kindergartners had
vaccination exemptions. By 2014, the rate had more than tripled to 2.5
percent, or 1 in every 40 children.
The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:Updated: April 20, 2015
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
California State Independent Living Council seeks to hire a LEGISLATIVE
SPECIALIST. This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position in
Sacramento working for the State of California by facilitating the work
of the State Independent Living Council. Please think about your network
and the people within it who are passionate about disability rights.
We need a strong advocate who will be vigilant against threats to
Independent Living in California. By May 15, 2015, interested applicants
will need to pass the state SSM 1 exam online, complete a state
employment application, and send the application, proof of exam, resume
and cover letter to Danielle Hess, Office Manager at the SILC office.
I'm attaching the job description and have added the links for the
position listing and how to take the exam below. The link to the SSM I exam is: https://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=9PB19
the general direction of the Deputy Director of Independent Living and
Community Access Division, the Executive Officer supports the CCEPD to
its work of achieving full inclusion of people with disabilities in the
workforce in accordance California's Workforce Inclusion Act, Assembly
Bill 925 and amended in Assembly Bill 119. The
incumbent will be responsible for direction and oversight of the
assigned DOR staff to administer the operations of the CCEPD in its
development and implementation of identified priorities, and building
collaborative relationships with other state and local partners to
accomplish these priorities. Duty Statement is available upon request.
For more information and to submit application: Department of
Rehabilitation Attn: Cresenda Manning, 721 Capitol Mall Sacramento, CA
95814 (916) 558-5815 Cresenda.Manning@dor.ca.gov.
Health and Human Services Agency Director plans, directs, and reviews
the activities and operations of the Health and Human Services Agency
and its subordinate divisions, including social services, community
action, employment services, behavioral health, and public health.
Coordinates the activities of the Agency with other County departments
and outside agencies. Provides highly responsible and complex
administrative support to the Board of Supervisors, the Community Action
Partnership Board of Directors, and the Mental Health Advisory Board.
May serve as the County Director of Mental Health pursuant to Welfare
and Institutions Code §.5600, the County Drug and Alcohol Administrator
pursuant to § 11795 and § 11960 of Division 10.5 of the Health and
Safety Code; the Director of Public Health pursuant to Title 17,
Division1, Chapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations; and the
Executive Director to the Colusa-Glenn-Trinity Community Action
Center on Law and Poverty, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, leads the fight to
secure housing, healthcare and a strong safety net for low-income people
in California. is seeking an experienced legislative advocate to
advocate on behalf of Western Center clients before the state
legislature and administrative agencies regarding legislation, the state
budget, regulations, and policies involving housing. The areas of
responsibility include housing policies affecting low-income persons,
including landlord-tenant, fair housing, redevelopment, land use,
housing programs, tax policies, foreclosures and low-income homeowner
issues, homelessness, health and safety and building codes and
enforcement, mobile homes, and others.
Executive Director is responsible for implementing all policy decisions
of the governing Board and for the administration of all programs and
services provided CVRC. S/he is responsible for administering the
Regional Center in the spirit and to the letter of the Lanterman Act and
for the delivery in strict compliance and of full value under the CVRC
contract with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
The Executive Director represents the agency to the community,
including building strong relationships with key stakeholders and
collaborating agencies, notably clients and families, vendors/
contracted service-providers, State and Federal funders, and the other
20 California regional centers and the Association of Regional Centers