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January 19, 2015  
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Editor's Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.

Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California

Monday January 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday January 20, 2015

We will at the state Strategic Growth Council hearing on funding for affordable housing under the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program. The draft guidelines scheduled for consideration would hurt deeper affordability projects like those that benefit people with I/DD.


Residents United Network (RUN) will be meeting from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the California Endowment, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 95607, for their statewide day of organizing, training, and receiving important updates on housing policy priorities for 2015.  "Participants from throughout California at all levels are expected to attend.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn from policy professionals, get valuable organizing training, and be a part of shaping the strategy for this powerful and growing network. REGISTER NOW 


The Bay Area Access Now Quarterly Regional Campaign training will feature Jessie Lorenz, Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco at 1:00pm (PST), 825 Howard Street

San Francisco. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting which will "concentrate on developing new plans to continue making transportation and housing more accessible for people with disabilities in the Bay Area. Beginning with an update and discussion on our BART train car advocacy, we will then turn to identify other transportation priorities like maintenance and safety. There will also be an opportunity for folks interested in accessible and affordable housing to organize public education and skills development efforts."


Wednesday January 21, 2015

The Southwest ADA Center and the RESNA Catalyst Project and the Great Lakes ADA Center is hosting a webinar, Assistive Technology and Aging: Inclusive Solutions and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at 12 noon (PST). To Register or for additional information visit the RESNA website.


Thursday January 22, 2015

The Executive Committee of the Early Start Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) will be meeting from 10 am to 12 noon at the Department of Social Services (DSS) 744 P Street (at the corner of 8th Street and P Street) and will "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). Following the Executive Committee meeting the committee of the whole will meet from 1 pm to 4 pm for further discussion of the strategic plan and the goals of the ICC.


We'll be participating in the Children's Round table from 12 - 3 pm in Sacramento. The roundtable will host discussions related to children's policy with the California Department of Social Services Director Will Lightborne and Greg Rose, Deputy Director of the Children and Family Services Division, Scott Graves, Director of Research at the California Budget Project, Christian Griffith, Chief Consultant to the Assembly Budget Committee, and  Keely Bosler, Chief Deputy Director for Budgets, Department of Finance.  


We'll be attending the California Black Chamber of Commerce Public Policy luncheon with others from the seniors and disability groups which will feature Barbara Perkins, speaking on the "Magic of Mentoring."


Friday January 23, 2015

The CCLTSS will be meeting in Sacramento from 9 am to 10:30 am at the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC).  This week the CCLTSS will discuss a possible dues structure, we'll meet with a representative from the Department of Finance on LTSS budget issues, and the communications workgroup will meet immediately following the CCLTSS.


The General Public ICC meeting will meet from 9 am - 12 noon to "continue strategic planning, address an action item regarding proposed changes to the ICC By-Laws, and hear reports from the State Department representatives." For advocates unable to attend any of the meetings on Thursday and Friday in person you can attend by teleconference or webinar.


Public Policy Reports 

The Arc and UCP in California (Greg deGiere, Public Policy Director)


While our highest priority this year is saving the developmental service system from collapsing, we're also continuing to work on the spectrum is issues facing people with intellectual and all development disabilities. Sexual assault of people with I/DD is a big one for us. People with I/DD are victimized at much higher rates than the general population, and perpetrators often go free for a variety of reasons including difficulty in proving non-consent. We're talking with legislators this year about a bill attacking sexual assault and other crimes in several ways:

-       Make it a crime for a developmental disability residential care provider to engage in sexual activity with a resident or in-patient of a care of treatment facility, just as it's already a crime for a doctor, psychotherapist or alcohol/drug counselor to so with a patient or client. While these perpetrators would only get short jail sentences, they would be required to register as sex offenders, preventing them from ever again being in a position to sexually exploit people.

Believe it or not, there actually are cases where providers have videotaped themselves sexually abusing residents who were nonverbal and therefore prosecutors had a hard time proving non-consent.   While we want to protect people with I/DD from sexual exploitation by people who are supposed to be caring for them, we also want to protect the right of adults with I/DD to have sexual relations with people of their choice when they are able to consent. We think we've found the right balance. We'll see if others agree.

-       Allow police to make arrests on the spot in these cases without the need to get get arrest warrants and to get emergency protective orders from judges by phone to protect people with I/DD from sexual exploitation and abuse.


-       Give prosecuting attorneys more flexibility in scheduling trials in these cases, as they already have for some other major crimes. This will let prosecutors specialize in these sometimes complex and difficult cases, and also will give these specialists the ability to bond with victims and witnesses with I/DD and appear with them at every step of the court process.


-       In the case of any sex crime against a person with I/DD, allow a prosecutor to video record the victim's testimony at preliminary hearing use it later at trial if the victim can't testify later.


-       Require police, adult protective services, and child protective services to notify licensing agencies when they have reasonable suspicion that person with state licenses or credentials have committed major crimes against people with disabilities, elders, or children. Too often, licensing agencies never know about these crimes of never take action against the perpetrators.

We think each of these steps would save some people with I/DD from sexual assault. Together, we think they would make a dig difference.

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Greg deGiere

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)

916-441-3494 (fax) 




Future Planning: It's Possible and Necessary


Future planning is important for all families. Thinking about the future can be challenging and emotional. However, experience shows that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) make a better transition from the family home when the family has planned for the future.


The Arc has created the Center for Future Planning to support and encourage adults with I/DD and their families to plan for the future. The Center's website ( is the first step in achieving that goal.


The website provides reliable information and assistance to families and individuals with I/DD on areas such as person-centered planning, decision-making, housing options, financial planning, employment and daily activities, and making social connections. In addition, the website provides information to family members, friends, and professionals that support individuals with I/DD. The website also features stories of people and families who have created future plans or who are in the planning process.


Planning ahead can be difficult, but it's possible and necessary. You can learn more about the resources the Center for Future Planning provides at Please contact Betsy Katz, The Arc California (916) 552-6619 or The Arc's national office at (202) 202-617-3268 for more help.


Also, sign up for: The Arc US Capitol Insider

Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing


Project Updates by Tim Hornbecker...


Advocacy and Community Organizing Report


"Not everyone can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


We celebrate a holiday commemorating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. He became great by advocating (sit-ins, marches, standing up, community organizing, non-violence and speaking out) for the civil rights of people of color. He saw some incredible 'wrongs' and organized people to 'right' them! He inspired a president and a nation to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352).


But enacting a law is definitely different from implementing the law. In 1965, marches were organized in Marion and then in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama to demand the right to vote for black people. On Feb. 18th, a state trooper shoots and kills demonstrator Jimmie Lee Jackson, an African American hospital worker (the officer was not charged until 2007 and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2010!) On March 7th, over 600 marchers led by Hosea Williams and John Lewis demanded an end to discrimination at the voting booth. 17 people were injured by Police, including future Congressman John Lewis, which is why it is called "Bloody Sunday." On March, 9th Martin Luther King, Jr. leads another march on Selma to protest the violence and bloodshed. A Unitarian Universalist minister James Reeb, in Selma to join the marchers, is attacked and beaten by a group of white men.


I share this scenario, because I still look back at my diary reflections in college that day, Mar. 9, 1965 "Today, a white minister in Selma, Alabama, was beaten and beaten unconscious. He lies in a coma! '' Two days later I wrote in my entry, "Well, the white minister who participated in the Selma Freedom March died today. God help our evil prejudices."


So much progress has seemingly been made since then.....especially since Dr. King, Jr. was assassinated so long ago in 1968. Did we learn? We now have a president with African American heritage, Barack Obama, himself a community organizer like Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet that evil prejudice lingers. 'Black Lives Matter' protests tell us that discrimination and racial profiling is still happening and alive & well!  


Unless we learn from the past, we'll almost definitely repeat it. So my message this week is to educate our self-advocates, families, friends and staff about the need for diversity, one of The Arc's Core Values. "The Arc values and insists upon diversity in its leadership and membership. The Arc actively pursues and welcomes diverse groups (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender, and level of disability) -from Strategic Framework for the Future of The Arc, 2010-19. What can you do?


Do something positive. Watch the recent movie, Selma. Have discussions amongst your members and staff. I was so amazed after a diversity training of my staff in Seattle, Washington: more than half of the young direct support staff had no knowledge of the Selma, Alabama marches until we showed actual film clips of dogs being released and biting protesters! Very few staff was aware of the Japanese Internment Camps in World War II. And most didn't realize that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were sent by Adolf Hitler to the gas chambers with Jews, Gypsies, gays and other minorities! The Human and Civil Rights of our people with disabilities go hand in hand with those whom we share a history of discrimination.


Thank you

Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing,

The Arc CA

Teresa Anderson, Prevention Coordinator


The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has recently published proposed rulemaking for Title 27, California Code of Regulations Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warnings. The California FASD Task Force submitted a variety of comments over the past year related to the warning signs. Below are the current proposed language:

25608.3 Alcoholic Beverage Warnings - Methods of Transmission

(a) A warning for exposures to alcoholic beverages meets the requirements of this Article if it contains the minimum elements specified in Section 25608.4 and is provided using at least one of the following methods:

(1)  An 8 by 11 inch sign placed at eye level so that it is readable and conspicuous to patrons as they enter the area or areas where, by permit or license, alcoholic beverages are served.

(2)  A notice or sign no smaller than 5 by 5 inches placed at each retail point of sale or display so as to assure that it is readable and conspicuous. The warning message must be in a legible print size no smaller than 20-point type and be enclosed in a box.

(3)  For alcoholic beverages provided for consumption on the premises served by food or beverage persons, or sold through an over-the-counter service, the warning message is provided on a menu or list identifying the alcoholic beverages served on the premises. If there is no menu or list identifying the alcoholic beverages served on the premises, then the warning message is provided on the menu or list identifying the food or other beverages sold on the premises.

(4)  For alcoholic beverages sold or distributed to purchasers within California through package delivery services, a warning provided by incorporating or placing the warning message on or in the shipping container or delivery package in a manner that ensures the warning message is readable and conspicuous to the recipient prior to consumption of the alcoholic beverages.

(b) The warning must be provided in English and in any other language used for labeling or advertising the product on the premise.

25608.4 Alcoholic Beverage Warnings - Content

(a) A warning for alcoholic beverages, including beer, malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits, complies with this Article if it is provided using one or more of the methods required in Section 25608.3 and includes all the following elements:

(1)  The word "WARNING" in all capital letters and bold print.

(2)  The words, " Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to:" or"

NOTE: Authoritycited:Section 25249.12, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25249.6 and 25249.11, Health and Safety Code.

Also, last week Governor Brown recently appointed three new members (Suzan Carmichael, Diana Auyeung-Kim, and Charles Plopper) and reappointed two members (Ulrike and Aydin Nazmi) of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant (DART) Identification Committee. This committee identifies chemicals that cause reproductive toxicity as part of their requirements under Prop 65 (Cal. Health & Safety Code 25249.8). The committee meets at least once each calendar year. You can view meeting notices and other committee information here:

Teresa Anderson, MPH

The Arc California

Prevention Coordinator




March 6-7, 2015

32nd Annual Cal-TASH Conference Hilton Hotel/Orange County Airport Come celebrate TASH's 40th Anniversary & the 25th Anniversary of the ADA Keynotes: April Regester, Ph.D - University of Missouri, St. Louis Sue Swenson, Director of the Office of Special Education Programs.


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 (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


June 1-4, 2015

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.


October 3 - 5, 2015

The Arc's 2015 National Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana



California Department of Developmental Services Its Process for Assessing Fees Paid by Parents of Children Living in Residential Facilities Is Woefully Inefficient and Inconsistent

Report 2014-118

Elaine M. Howle, CPA, State Auditor


"As requested by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the California State Auditor presents this audit report concerning administration of the Parental Fee Program by the California Department of Developmental Services (Developmental Services). The Parental Fee Program assesses a fee to parents of children under the age of 18 who receive 24-hour out-of-home care.


This report concludes that the process Developmental Services uses to assess parental fees is riddled with unnecessary delays, lack of documentation, incorrect calculations, and inconsistent staff interpretations. For instance, because Developmental Services does not hold regional centers accountable for providing required reports of children newly placed in out-of-home care, months or even years pass before Developmental Services becomes aware of the need to assess fees on certain families, causing a significant loss in unbilled parental fees. Applying the results of our analysis of a selection of accounts to the roughly 250 assessments Developmental Services performs each year, we estimate the annual amount of unbilled fees ranges from $740,000 to $1.1 million.


Further, Developmental Services could not provide documentation to support over 40 percent of the fee assessments we reviewed and incorrectly calculated many others. In fact, we found instances in which Developmental Services incorrectly assessed fees by hundreds of dollars per month due to various staff errors. We also noted that staff required documentation of certain expenses from some families but not from others. We observed similar errors, lack of documentation, and inconsistent staff interpretations with the process Developmental Services uses to review parents' appeals of fees. Because Developmental Services' appeals process considers additional expenses and deductions that are not taken into account in the initial fee assessment process, 95 percent of all appeals result in a fee reduction.


As a result of staff error and inconsistent interpretations and processes, parents with similar financial circumstances may be assessed different levels of fees. The program failures described here, and the fact that Developmental Services collects only about 60 percent of assessed fees, exemplify the department's ineffectiveness in operating the Parental Fee Program. The root cause of these program deficiencies appears to be a lack of management oversight and policy development..."


Judge strikes down Labor Department overtime regulation

The Washington Examiner January 15, 2015

By Sean Higgins

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Labor Department regulation intended to require employers to pay more overtime to home caregivers for the elderly and disabled.  The administration is expected to appeal the ruling. The regulation narrowed the definition of "care," limiting the amount of time a worker could do their duties, such as cooking or cleaning for the care recipient, before they became subject to federal wage and overtime protections. The regulation would have required a strict accounting of a caregiver's hours.  U.S District Judge Richard Leon said Wednesday that the department overstepped its authority with the regulation, noting that Congress had already addressed the matter. He also said that the regulations were incompatible with the nature of the work, which required flexible hours.


"Now the department is attempting to issue a regulation that would write out of the exemption the very 'care' the elderly and disabled need, unless it were drastically limited in the quantity provided so as to be of little practical use," the judge said. A Labor Department spokesman did not respond to a request for comment at press time. The department told the National Law Journal that it "strongly" disagreed with the ruling and was considering its options. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mo., who chairs the subcommittee on workforce protections, urged the administration not to appeal the ruling. "Congress created a broad exemption to help seniors and individuals with disabilities access affordable in-home care, and that policy has stood for decades under both Republican and Democrat administrations. Today's judicial decision is welcome news for millions of families that rely on companionship services, and we urge the administration to accept the court's ruling," they said in a statement.


The regulation is part of a wider effort by the administration to force businesses into paying more overtime. The Labor Department is currently finishing a new regulation for the broader workforce under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The regulation would raise the salary threshold before an employer could exempt a worker from overtime, current set at $23,000 annually. The rule is due to be released this spring. Early reports indicate the new threshold will be $42,000.


Supreme Court seems troubled by job bias cases

Associated Press Jan 13, 2015

By Sam Hananel


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court seemed troubled Tuesday by the Obama administration's aggressive defense of its strategy for targeting job discrimination in the workplace. Several justices said courts should have some oversight to make sure the government is diligently trying to settle cases before taking companies to court. The dispute pits the administration against business groups that say the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is too quick to bring expensive lawsuits against companies instead of trying to negotiate settlements.


Federal law requires the EEOC to try informally settling cases first, but the question is how much can a court peer into those negotiations to make sure the EEOC is not unreasonable. The government insists that courts should have no role in probing confidential settlement talks, while business groups want to be able to raise any ineffective settlement effort as a defense. The Obama administration's growing crackdown on claims of job bias has netted over $100 million in legal judgments and settlements from more than 50 companies since 2011. Justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum indicated Tuesday that there should be some minimal way for courts to make sure the government is not being unreasonable, without undercutting the EEOC's negotiating strategy. But they grew increasingly frustrated when government attorney Nicole Saharsky wouldn't budge....



Studies from University of Kansas Reveal New Findings on Managed Care (Medicaid managed care: Issues for beneficiaries with disabilities)

Insurance Weekly News January 14, 2015

By NewsRx, with J.P. Hall, University of Kansas..., N.K. Kurth, S.L.C. Chapman and T.I. Shireman.


A new study on Managed Care is now available. According to news originating from Kansas City, Kansas, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "States are increasingly turning to managed care arrangements to control costs in their Medicaid programs. Historically, such arrangements have excluded people with disabilities who use long-term services and supports (LTSS) due to their complex needs."


Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Kansas, "Now, however, some states are also moving this population to managed care. Little is known about the experiences of people with disabilities during and after this transition. To document experiences of Medicaid enrollees with disabilities using long-term services and supports during transition to Medicaid managed care in Kansas. During the spring of 2013, 105 Kansans with disabilities using Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) were surveyed via telephone or in-person as they transitioned to managed care. Qualitative data analysis of survey responses was conducted to learn more about the issues encountered by people with disabilities under Medicaid managed care. Respondents encountered numerous disability-related difficulties, particularly with transportation, durable medical equipment, care coordination, communication, increased out of pocket costs, and access to care. As more states move people with disabilities to Medicaid managed care, it is critically important to address these identified issues for a population that often experiences substantial health disparities and a smaller margin of health."


According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It is hoped that the early experiences reported here can inform policy-makers in other states as they contemplate and design similar programs."


The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Find Opportunities service:Updated: January 19, 2015


ED - Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) Program CFDA Number 84.323A Modification 1


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis. Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis. Cooperative Agreement for Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Disaster Distress Helpline Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services administration National Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review Center Program Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Population-based Diabetes in Youth Registry Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Affordable Care Act SHIP and ADRC Options Counseling for Medicare-Medicaid Individuals in States with Approved Financial Alignment Models Modification 1


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Administration for Children and Families - OCS Community Economic Development Projects Modification 1


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Administration for Children and Families - OCS Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects Modification


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry Modification 1


DOL - Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration American Apprenticeship Initiative Modification 1


USAID - Agency for International Development Increasing participation of people with disabilities in new or existing USAID programs and Strengthening the capacity and services of DPOs Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health NIGMS Program of Administrative Supplements for Equipment (Admin Supp) Grant


USDOJ - Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office on Violence Against Women OVW FY 2015 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Modification 1


ED - Department of Education OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Television Access CFDA Number 4.327C Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration R40 MCH Autism Secondary Data Analysis Studies Program Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Quality Improvement Capacity & Impact Project Grant


HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Announcement of Availability of Funds for Capacity Building to Support Replication of Evidence-Based TPP Programs (Tier 1 A) Modification 1



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 


Transition to Independent Living (TIL) Program Director

Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction will be responsible to plan, organize and administer the Transition to Independent Living (TIL) program and train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel. Establish both short and long term TIL program goals and objectives. Serve as liaison for the program, including coordinating with Regional Centers throughout the state to ensure continued program funding. Maintain current knowledge of a variety of applicable laws, rules, regulations, District policies and requirements, including licensing related to students with Autism and intellectual disabilities. Analyze, interpret and appropriately apply to assure compliance.


Executive Director

The Cerebral Palsy Center for the Bay Area is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication, fundraising, and management skills who can guide this longstanding organization to the next phase of its growth and impact... A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree in public administration, special education, rehabilitation, or other human services related field is desirable. SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance and paid holidays. TO APPLY: E-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements by January 16, 2015 to: (e-mail applications are required). Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  


Legislative Advocate

Housing California seeks a Legislative Advocate to lead our policy work around land use and housing finance. The position works on both legislative and administrative advocacy. priorities include developing new funding for affordable development, strengthening housing element law, working at the intersection of housing and transportation policy, and developing anti-displacement policies.


Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mental Health America of California (MHAC) CEO in partnership with the MHAC Board and the Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy, is responsible for assuring MHAC's relevance to the community, accomplishment of MHAC's mission and vision, and accountability to MHAC's diverse constituents. The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the CEO, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. Salary commensurate with experience plus health, dental, vision, retirement and paid parking. Submission Deadline: January 5, 2015


Law Student Intern

The Arc of the United States is seeking law student interns to work at our Washington, DC office for Summer 2015. Applications for academic internships for the Spring 2015 semester are also welcome. The Arc is the nation's leading advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families and the premier provider of the supports and services these individuals need. The Arc has a long history of protecting the civil rights of the I/DD and broader disability community through advocacy, legislation, policy, and litigation on matters such as civil rights, community integration, housing, health care, long term supports and services, education, and employment... All qualified law student applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to Shira Wakschlag, Staff Attorney and Special Assistant to the CEO, Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from their law schools for these positions.


State Director

Residential provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is in search of a State Director to manage the overall operations of our mid-size company. Fantastic opportunity for a qualified individual that meets QIDP requirements, has a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Human Services, and has management experience in the field of developmental disabilities. This position requires on-call duties. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, OIG, and have a good driving record. Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision and paid time off. Submit resume and salary history for consideration via email to: Pinnacle Community Services, EOE, 3355 West Cheyenne Ave., Suite #103, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.

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