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Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California
Monday February 23, 2015
We'll be participating in the Self-Determination Program (SDP)
stakeholders group meeting at the Department of Developmental Services.
We'll receive any updates from DDS on the status of the program and
review the draft framework for the informational video to be used as a
tool to inform communities about SDP.
We'll be meeting with several legislators and committee staff members throughout the day to discuss the Lanterman Coalition 10 Campaign and current needs of our community.
We'll be attending the board of directors meeting for The Arc Amador and Calaveras Counties
to give an update report on the national and state public policy issues
and the advocacy initiatives of The Arc California and The Arc of the
Tuesday February 24, 2015
be participating in a walk through at the Holiday Inn in preparation
for the upcoming Public Policy Conference March 8, 9, and 10, 2015. This
year's line up of speakers has really come together "with so many
major policy changes occurring in our community today you won't want to
miss this opportunity to learn about and discuss almost of them in one
place." Register here...
be meeting with several legislators and committee staff members
throughout the day to discuss the Lanterman Coalition 10 Campaign and
current needs of our community.
be meeting with Senator Bill Monning and Lois Wolk to discuss the
concerns of The Arc California and United Cerebral Palsy regarding our
long-standing opposition to assisted suicide. SB 128 (Monning) is the bill in the legislature that would make assisted suicide legal in California.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
be participating in a legislative briefing for the legislature
providing an overview of the developmental services system in
California. The briefing is organized by the Association of Regional
Center Agencies (ARCA) and is sponsored by Assembly Budget Chair Dr.
Shirley Weber and Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, and is held every other
year at the beginning of the legislative session for the staff and
members of the legislature.
be meeting with several legislators and committee staff members
throughout the day to discuss the Lanterman Coalition 10 Campaign and
current needs of our community.
Thursday February 26, 2015
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) Sacramento Office is sponsoring aMedi-Cal
Managed Care Workshop for Seniors and People with Disabilities who
reside in Placer, Nevada, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa, and El Dorado counties.
They'll cover mandatory enrollment in managed care, if you are on
Medi-Cal, managed care policy, selecting or changing a health plan,
finding a doctor, and your health care rights. "Doors open: 9:00 AM
Workshop: 10:00 - 11:00 AM Resource Information Until 12:00 PM at Maidu
Community Center (Rooms 1&2), 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA 95661.
Individuals with developmental
disabilities or seniors in these counties, who are ONLY on Medi-Cal, are
especially encouraged to attend. Sign language and Spanish
interpreters will be at the event. This is a fragrance-free event.
Please no scented products. Light refreshments served. PLEASE RSVP and
to request disability accommodation: Monique Von Schimmelmann (916) 263 -
3085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
be meeting with several legislators and committee staff members
throughout the day to discuss the Lanterman Coalition 10 Campaign and
current needs of our community. By the end of the day we will have met
with 40 policymakers and staff from the legislature and the
administration since December 2014.
Friday February 27, 2015 -
Feb. 27 -Last day for bills to be introduced in the legislature.
The CCLTSS will be meeting in Sacramento from 9 am to 10:30 am at the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC).
be participating in the East Bay Legislative Coalition (EBLC) Town Hall
meeting from 10 am - 12 pm at the State Building Auditorium, 1515 Clay
Street in Oakland. This is a very popular annual event in the East Bay
and is well attended by state and local policymakers and advocates from
THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION
Public Policy Reports
The Arc and UCP in California (Greg deGiere, Public Policy Director)
week the Assembly Health and Human Services Budget Committee (Sub#1),
chaired by Assembly Member Tony Thurmond, held an informational overview
hearing featuring Developmental Services, Health Services, and Foster
Care (Social Services). While it was informational only hearing and no
public testimony was accepted at this time it was still a good
opportunity to explain the current state of our community and the
condition of developmental services throughout the state.
out this edited clip from the hearing featuring our Director Tony
Anderson and Santi Rogers, Director of Department of Developmental
(from left to Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, Director Rogers in the middle (partial image), and Tony Anderson)
Talking Points Tony Anderson, The Arc California and United Cerebral Palsy, chair of the Lanterman Coalition
Poverty in the DD Community
People with Disabilities
Employment Development Department (EDD) reports that data of 13% for
working age regional center clients who received wages, most of them
working part-time and have an average reported earnings of $485 a month.
(State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) Dash Board 2011
California County has a median rental rate under 100% of SSI, with the
average rate at 120%, California has the second highest cost of housing
(second to Hawaii) in the nation. (2012 Technical Assistance
Collaborative, Priced Out)
2008 Supported Employment Program was cut by 10%, and none of that
amount was restored since (ARCA report) and today while it results in
the highest wages and most integration it has the lowest participation
of all the vocational programs (SCDD Dash Board)
of working aged adults with developmental disabilities live below the
federal poverty line, which is more than double the rate for the general
public. (SCDD Employment First Report)
supporting children with developmental disabilities typically
experience reduced earning potential and single mothers with a children
with developmental disabilities are highly likely to be living in
poverty with an exceptionally high rate asset poverty, meaning no safety
net emergency savings and end up being lifelong caregivers into their
senior years. (AAIDD Journal IDD)
you consider studies indicating as high as 75-80% divorce rate, it
illustrate the prevalence of single mothers in our community and
connection to high poverty rates.
of California Families supporting children and adults with Autism have
annual out of pocket expenses and 22% of these families spend 3% of
their annual income on support services. (AAIDD Journal IDD)
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (2011) found that 45% of
direct-care workers (e.g., nursing assistants/aides, home health aides,
personal care aides) lived below the federal poverty level and as many
as 46% lived in households that received public assistance. (AAIDD
2014 recent studies indicate that the staff turnover rate is between 45
to 70% annually and most leave within the first 6 months. (AAIDD
and Powers (2010) estimated that a 24-31% increase in annual wages for
caregivers would cut turnover rate by one-third. (State of the States)
2009 we made $35 million in cuts to our Early Start program serving
infants and toddlers from 0-3 which sent the system into disarray and
thousands of children were made ineligible. Today California is in its
third year in a row of having to be closely monitored by the federal
government because our outcomes are so low. In fact one of the most
important indicators of growth for children is the social emotional
development our scores are so bad that even the highest performing
regional center is significantly before national average.
From 2007-2008 levels we currently spend 10% less per person in the community when adjusted for inflation. LAO
Alternative Rate Model (ARM) was established in 1991 based on service
design serving 6 people - most are limited to four today. (ARCA Report
Day program services are based on a rate model build of cost statements from three decades ago in the 1990s. (ARCA Report 2015)
There are currently 96,375 people with developmental disabilities in CA living at home with an aging caregiver. (State of the States)
California is listed as one of ten states (plus DC) that don't have a
waiting lists (California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa,
North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont), our
diminished capacity in some regions has resulted in large waiting lists
in some programs. (State of the States) For example The Arc Fresno and
Madera counties stopped taking referrals for supporting people with high
needs and has a long waiting list and they were the only providing of
size providing this support.
studies show 30 - 40% of people with IDD have a mental health disorder
and in 2008 specialized behavioral health programs were capped at the
median rate. Since then hundreds of people have moved from developmental
centers into the community and a moratorium was finally set that
stopped the trends of 100 people a year being placed in these
institutions. This is clearly the service model preferred but the
savings from expensive institutional care did not translate to relaxing
the cuts in this area. (Various sources plus ARCA report)
California Developmental Centers have decreased the population from
5713 to 1138 over the past 20 years which represents an 80% reduction.
Currently 11 states have no developmental centers and many large states
have made significant plans for the complete closure (Illinois,
Massachusetts, New York to name a few). The LAO recommends closure of
Sonoma and Fairview developmental centers. We endorse a careful, safe
and respectful transition to community services representing a
significant saving to be used to stop the current collapse in the
community system which is today serving 280,000 people.
Diana Dooley has been convening a task force looking into the question
of how to transition from intuitional care to community based services
and is developing a plan for closure which follows the community urging
and recommendations from the LAO. Secretary Dooley, alone with Director
Santi Rogers, is also convening work groups that are looking into the
problem with the current broken rate structures for all of the community
services and a variety of other systemic barriers such as health,
mental health, etc.
Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, CMS, has really just begun
to engage states in process to transition there current Home and
Community Based Services to come into compliance with the new rules for
what integrated settings look like. This represents not only the
potential for great harm and disruption in our community but also an
opportunity to make large system improvements. However, if all you do is
close programs and don't invest in the solutions we will just make a
terrible situation worse.
our current system of community support services for people of all ages
with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families is
in a state of collapse. This is not hyperbole and hopefully as I have
laid out you can see it is not unexpected.
cannot divest from a system that is charged with long term supports and
services for a vulnerable population for as long as we have in
California and expect that no one will suffer harm. We are a resilient
community, full of inspiring individuals with disabilities to overcome
social and physical barriers and threats on a daily basis. The family
members and the workers continue to make do and help people with IDD
achieve the lives they dream of in California society in spite of the
all the challenges. A 10% increase across the board with annual COLAs in
this system is long overdue and desperately needed to stop the collapse
and stabilize the community for repair.
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Public Policy Director
Greg deGierePublic Policy Director
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
Improve Family Support and Supported Decision-Making Efforts in Your State!
Family Support Research and Training Center and the National Resource
Center for Supported Decision-Making are currently requesting
proposals for efforts to improve state family support and supported
As a state or local chapter of The Arc, we encourage you to apply to either or both of these great opportunities.
Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) Family Support Coalition
coalitions bringing together disability and aging organizations to
better understand systemic challenges in providing family support to
ALL families of people with disabilities in the state
share promising practices in family support that currently exist in the state
develop and implement an action plan to address challenges in the state's family support systems
National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making
Summary:The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making
is awarding grants for state-based projects that identify and
advocate for implementation of state laws, policies, and practices
that increase the use of Supported Decision-Making by older adults and
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) across
the life span.
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing
PROJECT STATUS REPORT
Project Updates by Tim Hornbecker...
Advocacy and Community Organizing Report
Advocacy and Community Organizing Report
Advocacy Pays Big Dividends!
advocacy and support for community organizing not only has made a
difference, but is an incredible return on your investment! The recent
ruling by Judge England, Jr. of the US District Eastern District of CA
regarding The Arc California and UCP of San Diego Vs. Douglas,
Delgadillo, DDS will literally rescind the unfair and burdensome unpaid
furlough days, half day billing requirements, and most importantly...no
more cuts by the State of California without an actual cost study and
approval by the Center for Medicaid Services for those rates covered
under Section 30 (A) of the Medicaid Act!
We refer to short term and long term solutions when deciding on
'issues' to be addressed by our community organizing and advocacy
efforts. Short term (usually 6 months to 1 year) wins have included
increased funding for transportation for people with disabilities in
Alameda County, increased and expanded bus service in Sacramento,
accessibility to public transportation in Bakersfield, and the
investigation into the tazer torture at the Sonoma Developmental Center
with subsequent passage of new anti abuse legislation.
our incredible long term (1 or more years) issue has taken over 4
years, starting with the filing of our lawsuit against the State of
California in 2011! Our attorney, Chad Carlock, will share the details
and impact of this ruling at our Public Policy Conference (Mar. 8-10).
But this win couldn't have happened without the long term financial
support of local chapters of The Arc (especially The Arc of San Diego)
and affiliate organizations like UCP of San Diego and Vocation Plus
Services of Fresno. Also important was the actual presence or our self
advocates (especially from S.T.E.P., VPS and CROP) at court hearings, so
the judges could see the faces of those who are being impacted by these
government cuts. This photo in front of the Federal Court House in San
Francisco includes self-advocates from The Arc of Alameda and San
Francisco Counties with our attorneys.
work isn't over! We are collaborating with the Lanterman Coalition to
get a 10% rate increase in order to save our crumbling State system for
providing services to children and adults with intellectual and
developmental disabilities. Your continued financial support critically
needed. But we also need your emails, phone calls, personal visits and
especially self-advocates to speak with elected officials locally and in
are having an incredible impact in Sacramento, which is quite a return
on your investment of time, energy, commitment and especially your
passion for the rights of people with disabilities!
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing,
Webinar presented by The Arc of the United States...
The Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
February 26, 2015, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (PST)
Presenter: Sterling K. Clarren, MD
is a ubiquitous substance consumed commonly in spite of its many
hazards - one of which is permanent alterations in the fetal brain
leading to lifelong brain dysfunction in at least 1% of the population.
Prevention means no alcohol exposure to the embryo or fetus exposure
during all of pregnancy. This simple concept has turned out to be
anything but simple to apply and there is no evidence of a reduction
FASD over the last 40 years. This lecture will explore the most likely
approaches to prevention of this important public health problem.
is the advice "if drinking don't become pregnant, if pregnant don't
drink" so challenging for professionals to give and for women to
How effective is brief interventional counseling in warning alcohol abusers about FASD?
What methods are being used to identify the highest risk women for having children with FASD and helping them?
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
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.
13th Annual Family Voices of California Health Summit and Legislative Day March 16-17, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento Learn more.
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
April 16-17, 2015
California Supported Living Network's 2015 Conference will be held in
the annual site, the Dana Resort on Mission Bay. After registering, use
this link to book your hotel rooms now at the discounted Conference rate!
By using this link, the special code for your CSLN discount is already
entered for you. More Conference information will appear here as it
becomes available. Until then, learn about our previous conferences in
the Conference Archive. Register Now
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
The Consequences of Underfunding California's Developmental Services System
Association of Regional Center Agencies: February 2015
Crumbling Foundation. California's developmental services system relies
on a combination of regional center service coordination and community
services to provide a meaningful alternative to institutional care for
individuals with developmental disabilities. ARCA consulted with a
national expert to compare service provider rates between different
states for similar services, looking specifically at residential
facilities, day and work services, and supported employment programs. In
general, California's rates for these services fall behind other large
or western states. The impact of this difference is exacerbated by
California's high cost of living and other costs of doing business such
as its highest-in-the-nation workers' compensation premiums. In most
metropolitan areas examined, California's service rates were lower, but
the cost of living was significantly higher. For example, California's
daily rate for traditional residential facilities (also known as "ARM
Rate homes" in California) is approximately a third of the rate paid in
New York State and is comparable to the rates paid in Indiana and Idaho,
two states that are more rural and have lower costs of living.
Additionally, most service rates do not include a geographic
differential to account for the different cost of doing business in
different regions of the state.
similar review by the National Association of State Directors of
Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) in 2005 found that of
thirty-seven states with available data, California's caseload ratios
(service coordinators to individuals served) were among the highest.
Salaries budgeted for these positions have not kept pace with inflation
and cannot compete wit
those paid to similar professionals in the state. California can no
longer assure the federal government that sufficient services and
supports are available to ensure the health and safety of Californians
with developmental disabilities, putting billion of dollars of federal
funds at risk. The most significant cost of underfunding the community
service system for individuals with developmental disabilities, however,
is the inability to access necessary services...
Court House News Service Tuesday February 17, 2015
By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM
(CN) - A federal judge on Friday barred California from reducing
payments for certain Medicaid services for developmentally disabled
Californians. Medicaid providers will not have to comply with a policy
forcing them to bill for only half a day when they work for less than 65
percent of the workday. They also will be relieved of the "uniform
holiday schedule" that forces them to take off 14 unpaid days a year,
U.S. District Judge Morrison ruled.
Arc California United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego have
spent more than three years fighting funding cuts and restrictions for
services provided to developmentally disabled people under the federally
funded Medicaid program. Last year, a three-judge panel of the 9th
Circuit remanded the
case and ruled that England had improperly dismissed the nonprofit
organizations' claims under the Medicaid Act. "California did nothing
whatever to study the likely effect of its uniform holiday schedule or
half-day billing rule on the 'efficiency, economy, and quality of care'
or the availability of service providers, before enacting and
implementing those rules," 9th Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon wrote for the
court. In Friday's ruling, England found that two bills enacted by the
Legislature violated the Medicaid Act. One of the bills calls for 14
unpaid holidays every year for which vendors are not reimbursed for many
services. The other half-day billing rule prevents regional centers
from being reimbursed for a full day of service if a client should leave
early for any reason, even of the providers have to maintain a full day
slot for that person. Based on the 9th Circuit's finding that a state
must get approval before implementing any policies that affect the
payments service providers receive under its plan, England found that
California's two payment reductions cannot be enforced. "Since it is
undisputed that no such approval was obtained (a fact both noted in the
9th Circuit opinion and expressly conceded by defendants as undisputed
herein), the 9th Circuit's holding makes it plain that the state's rules
enacting the half-day billing rule and uniform holiday schedule are
invalid," England wrote. He permanently enjoined the state from
implementing the two laws and from making any changes to payments
without complying with the Medicaid Act and receiving approval from the
Center for Medicaid Services.
influential California budget and policy agency is recommending that
the Sonoma Developmental Center be closed within a decade and more than
400 residents moved out of the facility to save the state money and
follow trends to care for the disabled in community settings.
recommendation from the state Legislative Analyst's Office, though not
entirely groundbreaking, could carry substantial weight as the office
acts as a key advisory body for lawmakers. For that reason, the
recommendation drew swift condemnation from the North Coast's
legislative delegation and the head of the facility's parents group, who
say that many of the alternatives to the Eldridge facility don't
provide equal care. "You can't just make it about the money and throw
people in the community and, 'Oh, job over,'"
said Kathleen Miller, president of Sonoma's Parent Hospital
Association. "It's just an oversimplification of a very complex issue."
sentiment was echoed in a letter to the state analyst signed by the
North Coast's two state senators and three Assembly members, as well as
Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin, who represents the Sonoma Valley.
"You simply cannot put a dollar figure on the health and well-being of
some of the neediest and most medically fragile people in our state,"
the letter stated. Sonoma Developmental Center is home to more than
400 patients, and employs about 1,200, making it Sonoma Valley's largest
employer. Calls to downsize or close the center for budget reasons or
because of substandard patient care date back years, if not decades. But
when it comes to policymaking, few voices are as influential as the
independent Legislative Analyst's Office.
office made the recommendation to close the Sonoma center and Fairview
Developmental Center in Orange County as part of its review of Gov.
Jerry's Brown's proposed 2015-16 budget for an array of state human
services agencies. Brown is seeking $515 million from the state's
general fund for the state's three development centers, representing an
8.5 percent funding decrease over the prior fiscal year.
legislative analyst's report noted that the 1,100 people who reside in
the state's remaining developmental centers represent less than 1
percent of the state's total caseload. The average annual cost of
treating a patient at a center is $500,000. The federal Medicaid
program, which is administered in California through Medi-Cal, covers as
much as half of the cost for patients who qualify. The Sonoma facility
also has been wracked by problems ranging from deficient client care to
press won in a California Supreme Court lawsuit seeking the release of
details in abuse cases at government-run facilities for the mentally ill
and developmentally disabled. The court voted unanimously that the
records should be made public except for patients' names for privacy
reasons. The state's highest court said a law intended to protect
patient privacy should not shield the state from revealing the
circumstances behind citations issued against state-run, long-term care
facilities. The decision was a victory for California's Center for
Investigative Reporting, which wanted copies of nearly five dozen
reports on physical abuse, negligent medical care and other
improprieties at state institutions for the developmentally disabled.
state gave the center 169 pages of documents but redacted almost every
word. The center was reporting on lapses in policing abuses at
facilities in Los Angeles, Orange, Sonoma, Riverside and Tulare
counties, where about 1,800 patience with such disabilities as
severe autism and cerebral palsy reside. Duffy Carolan, who represented
the investigative reporting center, called the ruling "a complete
victory under the Public Records Act."
are key documents that show what is transpiring at the facilities and
now residents at the facilities and their families and the public are
going to be able to hold the facilities and the Dept. of Public Health
accountable," Carolan said. She said a reporter had learned that 11
patients in a Sonoma County facility had been repeatedly shot with a
taser gun. But the documents the state produced were so heavily redacted
that "you couldn't even tell what had happened to those residents."
Thursday's ruling said a state law requiring disclosure of abuses took
precedent over an earlier law that barred release of patient
information. The case required the court to reconcile a law protecting
patient confidentially with a more recent law that said citations
against homes for the developmentally disabled must be made public.
The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:Updated: February 23, 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
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
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: email@example.com (e-mail applications are required). Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered
on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from
their law schools for these positions.
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: HR3@diamondbackmgt.com. Pinnacle Community Services, EOE, 3355 West Cheyenne Ave., Suite #103, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.
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