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Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc California
Monday May 23, 2016
be participating in the editorial advisory committee for the
publication, Frontline Initiative. Our upcoming publication for the
Direct Support Professionals across the country will focus on person
centered services. Click to subscribe or view past editions of Frontline Initiative.
be participating in the National Conference of Executives of The Arc
(NCE) Steering Committee chaired by Tim Hornbecker. Members are busy
working on a variety of professional development initiatives including
the upcoming Summer Leadership in Palm Springs (July 18-20 - early bird registration ends May 31, 2016) and the NCE Disney Institute executive leadership
training just prior to the national convention. This meeting will be
followed will a steering committee board development committee who is
working hard to recruit the next leadership team for NCE.
be participating in lobbying efforts to discuss the impact the minimum
wage increase will have on the community providers supporting people
with developmental disabilities and their families. While we are
grateful the administration is proposing to pay the minimum wage
increase the concern centers on the cost of related expenses associated
with exempt status employees, and local ordinances.
Tuesday May 24, 2016
Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services chaired by
Assembly member Tony Thurmond, will be meeting from 1:30 pm in the
state capitol room 444. The committee will vote on items from the
departments of Rehabilitation and Developmental Services
during part I and II of the agenda. The committee will also take up
items on Managed Health Care, Public Health, Mental Health, Health and
Human Services Agency, and more in part III of the agenda.
The DOnetwork's 2016 #VoteDisability Get-Out-The-Vote campaign will be hosting a webinar, National Disability Voter Registration (NDVRW) Organizing and Training from12:00pm to 1:30pm. "The
goal of NDVRW is to build disability community political and electoral
power by increasing registration of voters with disabilities while also
engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community.
The webinar will aid organizers from across the country to hold their
own voter registration events, both in person and online. Participants
will learn the best practices for growing the capacity of your own local
voter registration effort from professional campaign organizers and
disability policy advocates. It is our hope that communities across
America will take part in week of civic engagement during July 11-15,
2016 which will ultimately prepare the disability community to increase
our voter turnout for the November 2016 General Election. NDRVW partners
include the American Association of People with Disabilities, ADAPT,
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, DOnetwork,
National Disability Rights Network, National Council on Independent
Living, Disability Law Center, the REV UP Texas & Massachusetts
campaigns, #CripTheVote Social media campaign and the #VoteDisability
campaign. 2016 is our year to increase the disability vote and begin
building electoral power and hold our elected officials accountable -
everyone is welcome to join us!"
Wednesday May 25, 2016
be participating in the Self-Determination program (SDP) stakeholder
group coordinated by Jim Knight of the Department of Developmental
Services from 10 am to 3 pm in Sacramento. The SDP gives participants
(or their parents or legal representatives) a specific budget to
purchase the services and supports that they need to make their person
centered plan work and may choose their services and pick which
providers deliver those services. Participants are responsible for
staying within their annual budget. Visit the SDP webpage to learn more
about Self-Determination in California.
The following were announced in the Capitol Insider from The Arc US...
Rights/Education - Webinar on Supported Decision Making in Education
The National Resource Center on Supported Decision Making is sponsoring a webinar series, From Theory to Practice. On Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 pm, EDT, the topic will be Supported Decision-Making in Education.
Recent studies have found that educational professionals are the most
common source of referrals for guardianship. This webinar will feature
attorneys and advocates who have worked to include Supported
Decision-Making and self-determination into school curriculums. They
will tell stories of triumph and struggle that are applicable to
professionals across the country. The presenters are Morgan K.
Whitlatch, Legal Director at Quality Trust for Individuals with
Disabilities and Project Director of the National Resource Center of
Supported Decision-Making and Laura Smith Butler, Research Policy
Administrator of National Core Indicators at the Human Development
Institute, University of Kentucky. Register here.
Prevention/Health - Webinar Launching Drive to Eliminate Lead Poisoning
The National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition is holding a webinar to launch Find It, Fix It, Fund It: a Lead Elimination Action Drive on
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm, EDT. The drive has four components:
a National Roundtable to develop new policies and promote legislation
and administrative advocacy; a Policy Workgroup focused on federal
funding; a Grassroots Workgroup; and a Media Outreach Workgroup.
Participants will have the opportunity to provide input and sign up for
the drive's components. Register here.
Family Support - Webinar on TimeBanking for Respite Services
The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is sponsoring a webinar, TimeBanking for Respite: An Innovative and Socially Just Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers on
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, EDT. This webinar will
describe the history and philosophy of TimeBanking and describe how
TimeBanks can be applied to the offering of respite care to family
caregivers. Timebanking is based on the idea is that those receiving
help can "pay" for the services they receive from others, not with money
but time credits which they have earned by helping others. Edgar Cahn, CEO of TimeBanks USA, will provide an overview of the content, philosophy and functions of TimeBanks. Chris Gray, TimeBanks Special Projects Coordinator, will provide more details on how these principles can be applied to delivery of respite services. Register here.
Thursday May 26, 2016
Arc US will be hosting a webinar, the Attorney Client Relationship:
Bridging the Gap Between Attorneys, Clients with I/DD, and Their
Families, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT). "Join National Center
Criminal Justice and Disability as we help attorneys, clients, and their
families understand each other's needs and obligations during a
criminal case, and how they can work together to ensure the best
representation possible for people with I/DD. Mr. Gordo will speak about
his son, Paul, who has autism and was charged with assault after
experiencing sensory overload at a library. Hear how the Gordo family
was able to work with their defense attorney to get the charges reduced
from a major felony to a misdemeanor. Ms. Kelley will discuss the ethics
of representing someone with I/DD and the perspective of the attorney
in cases where the client has I/DD. Ashley Brompton will discuss how the
worlds of clients/families and attorneys can come together and help
each other. Register here.
Friday May 27, 2016 - Last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the Floor
California Collaborative for Long Term Supports and Services (CCLTSS)
will be meeting today from 9 am to 10:30 am. The collaborative works on a
variety issues impacting people with disabilities and seniors and the
LTSS programs they use to remain in their communities. Click to learn
more about the CCLTSS.
be participating in the stakeholder group with the Department of
Developmental Services from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at DDS. The purpose of
the group is to "provide DDS an opportunity to gather input from
stakeholders toward the establishment of a paid internship program and
the implementation of the newly authorized competitive integrated
employment incentive payments.
THE ARC UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY CALIFORNIA COLLABORATION: Public Policy Reports
Want to vote in the June 7th election? If you're not registered yet today is the last day.
found out again this year that our elected representatives are the key
to meeting - or not meeting - the needs of Californians with
intellectual and all developmental disabilities.
guess what? Elected representatives pay attention to registered voters.
Why do you think they have given themselves easy access to the voter
registration rolls from their office computers? When you write or call
them, they look you up.
tonight (Monday) is the deadline to register to vote in the June 7
election, -- when half of our state senators and all of our state
assemblymembers will be on the ballot, along the candidates for
President and a lot of other offices.
people with developmental disabilities can register and vote . If a
court hasn't officially found you to be "mentally incompetent," your
disability is no bar to voting. An yes, it's OK to ask someone you trust
to help you register and vote.
Department of Labor (DOL) Releases New Overtime Final Rule - Including Non-Enforcement for Some Medicaid Providers
The DOL released the much anticipated final Overtime rule on May 18, 2016, with an effective date of December 1, 2016. Along with the rule, DOL announced a non-enforcement policy for
providers of Medicaid-funded services for individuals with intellectual
and/or developmental disabilities in residential homes and facilities
with 15 or fewer beds. The full policy will be published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016.
non-enforcement policy will be in effect from December 1, 2016 (when
the final rule goes into effect,) until March, 2019. This
non-enforcement timeframe is intended to align with the implementation
timeline of the Home and Community Based Settings final rule. This will
allow Medicaid Home and Community Based Services providers who qualify
to prepare for the implementation.
Arc staff is in the midst of analyzing the rule and the non-enforcement
policy more closely. The Arc staff anticipates, based on its review and
the thoughtful questions received from chapters, seeking some further
clarification from DOL in the very near future.
DOL has also released several documents for non-profits including guidance and a shorter fact sheet. Additional resources can be found on DOL's website. DOL will also be hosting several webinars to provide additional information: register here.
The Arc & United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95814
Advocacy and Community Organizing
Tim Hornbecker, Director of Advocacy and Community Organizing
weekend The Arc California was honored and recognized by Genesis, a
civil rights Gamaliel affiliate in Alameda County, with the 2016 Genesis
Carl Anthony Equity award presented to Tony Anderson, our state
leaders of Genesis, including over 100 community members and leaders,
met in 2015 to set their vision for community equity issues. These
issues were prioritized and we are excited to report that through
listening, discernment and research, the following issues have risen:
The School to Prison Pipeline: This group has two subgroups: a. In School issues and b. Post School issues.
Justice for the Disabled: This group is focused on funding for services for people with intellectual disabilities.
will continue to work on our Justice for Youth Transit campaign: This
group is focused on implementation and monitoring of the Free Youth Bus
Pass in Alameda County.
all have an interest in breaking out of our silos to join forces with
other community leaders for the good of all. We have a statewide
partnership with Gamaliel and The Arc California and local partnerships
between local chapters of The Arc (like The Arc Alameda County) to fight
for justice and community for all.
Day Weekend is just around the corner. This holiday is great time when
family and friends come together in the warm weather and communities
everywhere honor those who died in military service to our country. It
also is known as the holiday that kicks off the summer season.
this week we'll send out our annual water safety announcement including
the governor's message and safety tips. This year Assemblymember Kansen
Chu has introduce AB 470 to help improve water safety and prevent
drowning deaths and severe disabilities caused by near drowning
accidents. Today over 700 people with developmental disabilities are
served by the Department of Developmental Services because of
disabilities caused by near drowning accidents, accidents that could be
prevented. Assemblymember Chu's bill simply increases the compliance of
safety features for swimming pools from one feature to two features.
believe this bill represents a reasonable additional safety measure for
children and others at risk of drowning, it's not worth it to risk the
safety of our loved ones, please tell your representatives about the
need for more safety and support AB 470 (Kansen Chu):
Swimming Pool Safety Act requires when a building permit is issued for
construction of a new swimming pool or spa, or there modeling of an
existing pool or spa, at a private, single-family home, that the pool or
spa be equipped with at least 1 of 7 drowning prevention safety
features. The act requires the local building code official to inspect
and approve the drowning safety prevention devices before the issuance
of a final approval for the completion of permitted construction or
remodeling work. This bill would instead require, when a building permit
is issued or the home is sold, that the pool or spa be equipped with at
least 2 of the7 drowning prevention safety features. By imposing
additional duties on local officials, this bill would impose a
state-mandated local program.
Teresa Anderson, MPH
The Arc California
June 7-8, 2016
Registration Open for AAIDD Annual Meeting.
The AAIDD Annual Meeting is two full days of educational sessions,
exhibits, poster presentations, and networking events. There are also
optional half-day pre and post conference sessions. Our Annual Meeting
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.
The 2016 Reinventing Quality conference, Assuring Quality Lives for
Everyone: Moving from the Why to the How, will be held July 31-August 2,
2016 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbour place Hotel, in Baltimore,
Maryland. The 2016 Reinventing Quality Conference is jointly hosted by
the National Association of State Directors of Developmental
Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), Research and Training Center on
Community Living at the University of Minnesota, Human Services Research
Institute (HSRI), University of Delaware National Leadership
Consortium, American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR),
TASH, and American Association on Intellectual and Developmental
July 18-20, 2016
Summer Leadership Institute for the National Conference of Executives of The Arc 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 years' SLI will be in California at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs.
October 21 and 22, 2016
for the Educational Advancement of Travel Instruction will be hosting.
"Takin' It to the Streets: Skills to Further Enhance Your Practice of
Travel Instruction ". ACVREP Credits Available, at RTC of Southern
Nevada, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106
(Space is limited to 100 attendees!). A few of the keynote sessions
include: "The American with Disabilities Act - 25+ Years of Providing
Freedom". Anthony A. Anderson, JD; "Boots on the Ground: 13,140 days as a
career Travel Instructor and Certified Orientation and Mobility
Specialist or Why my Hair Turned White at 30".Lydia Barden Peterson, MS;
"Influencing Drivers and Reducing Street Crossing Risk: What Research
Tell Us". Conference Registration: Early Bird (by 7/31) - $125, Advanced
(8/1-10/14) - $150, On-Site (after 10/14) - $175. To register by mail
or email, please use PDF form. Available here >>>. Online registration form and payment option using PayPal here >>>. Dates/deadlines and cancellation policy appear on the PDF form. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: The Orleans 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89103 , Group Name: CEATI Reservation ID: A6RTC10, Questions? Email email@example.com.
October 27-29, 2016
2016 National Convention & International Forum "Shaping the Future" will be in Orlando, FL this year and will be a joint disability event with The Arc of the United States and Inclusion International.
"Join the global conversation as people from all over the world share
best practices, struggles, successes, and hopes for the future. Our
collective work is toward a common goal-to protect and promote the human
and civil rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities in the U.S. and abroad. Attendees can expect to make
enduring personal and professional connections while learning how to
shape the future for the better.
The intent of this paper is not to discourage the use of person
centered planning methods, nor is it intended to convey any sense that
people might not derive appreciable benefits from their involvement with
such exercises. Rather, it is a brief attempt to surround person
centered practices with some context, as to what are some of the
inherent limits and risks in its use. This might not be so needed, were
it not for the fact that person centered planning is so often
uncritically embraced as a panacea. The cultivation by any person or
organization of a mystique that any of its methods or systems somehow
easily transcends fundamental issues is misleading, and eventually
disillusioning. Unfortunately, despite the sincerity and intentions of
many of its founders and practitioners, person centered planning has now
become used by many as one of those "magic bullets" we need to be wary
of. The "magic", if any, in person centered approaches is in the values
and ethics it can help uphold about people. These have preceded person
centered planning, and can exist quite well without it.
Arc San Francisco, a nonprofit education and workforce development
center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(I/DD), announced today that it has received a $250,000 grant from
Salesforce to help accelerate its education and employment initiative,
Arc SF Path to College. The funds from Salesforce will support the
enrollment and success of 100 adults with I/DD at City College of San
Francisco and other postsecondary institutions. As part of the program,
student cohorts will obtain certifications and degrees to improve their
employment opportunities and gain assistance to access noncredit
courses. All program participants will benefit from an enriching college
experience at a choice of inclusive campuses.
Arc will train and deploy education navigators who will assist students
in vocation development, course registration and classroom
accommodations using principles of universal design for learning (UDL).
initiative is a collaboration between City College of San Francisco
(CCSF), San Francisco Unified School District, California, University of
Massachusetts, Boston-Think College and Special Olympics Northern
CA/Nevada. Other participants include Skyline College, College of Marin
and San Francisco State University. Additionally, The Arc is partnering
with University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to capture metrics
and provide a foundation for scaling the program nationally.
individuals with disabilities wish to go to college just like their
non-disabled peers. With this award, we can provide a clear path to
postsecondary education and career opportunities for this population,
creating a springboard for their personal growth and independence.
Salesforce shares our vision of providing equal and authentic
opportunities for all individuals to interact, collaborate, learn and
achieve their dreams," said Dr. Glenn Motola, CEO, The Arc San
have employed individuals from The Arc for more than 16 years at
Salesforce. They are some of our most dedicated team members and an
important part of the Salesforce family," said Suzanne DiBianca, EVP of
corporate relations and chief philanthropy officer, Salesforce. "We are
thrilled to support The Arc as they provide even more incredible
opportunities to people with disabilities through the Path to College
About The Arc San Francisco
Arc San Francisco is a nonprofit education, advocacy and workforce
development center for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. For over 60
years The Arc SF has been widely recognized for its innovation in
education and career programs as well as independent living services,
health advocacy and a broad range of arts and recreation. The Arc SF
supports individuals with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities
to meet the challenges of adulthood while achieving personal goals and
lifelong success. Affiliations with local and national business,
education and health partners help The Arc SF to provide successful
internships and employment opportunities while offering a more diverse,
enriching life experience.
though there are close to 80,000 children and adults in Los Angeles
County who have been formally diagnosed with developmental disabilities
(DD) such as autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy and
epilepsy, there are very few medical clinics and offices that are have
the specialized equipment and trained medical personnel to meet the
needs of this growing population, which is expected to grow by 20% in
the next two decades. For children with complex health issues and a DD
diagnosis, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles does a great job of
serving that population, and there's some very kind and compassionate
pediatricians in LA County who have welcomed children with special needs
into their practice, but kids eventually grow up and become adults. And
who will take care of their health needs then?
our own son with DD turned 21, we were gently asked by his kind,
long-time pediatrician (who is retiring soon) to seek out new medical
care. And we aren't alone; there's a huge gap out there in medical care
for adults with DD since most doctors received little or no training
while in medical school in how to communicate and treat adults with
autism and other developmental disabilities. Disability Scoop reported
in 2015 that researchers with Kaiser Permanente Northern California
polled 922 providers of adult primary care, mental health and obstetrics
and gynecology services through the insurer's network, and found that
the vast majority, 77%, self-rated their ability to treat patients on
the spectrum as "poor or fair." Lucky for us, we are now able to take
our son to The Achievable Health Center, housed in the same building as
the Westside Regional center in Culver City. Created by the Achievable
Foundation, The Center is the first Federally Qualified Health Center
California devoted to meeting the health needs of the DD population (and
also their family members). All of the staff members are comfortable
treating adults with DD. They have the right equipment, such as an
adjustable, fully accessible examination table with grab bars on the
sides. For people who can't stand independently on a scale, there's a
special sling contraption that can hoist up a sitting person and
accurately get their weight. And an on-site lab can quickly process many
blood and urine tests. . .
-- The mother of a girl with cerebral palsy has filed a federal lawsuit
against the Martinez Unified School District, alleging her daughter was
physically and verbally abused by a teacher and her aides while
attending preschool. According to the lawsuit filed Thursday, the abuse
occurred during the 2013-2014 school year and involved a teacher, Louise
Dombrowski, and two unnamed aides. It was alleged to have happened at
the Martinez Early Intervention Preschool Program. This newspaper is not
naming the girl or her mother, per its policy of not identifying
juvenile victims of violence. The complaint states the girl, who was
between 4 and 5 years old during the alleged abuse, was hit and at times
dragged by staff members when she did not move as quickly as the
girl has minimal use of the right side of her body, according to the
complaint. An attempt to reach Dombrowski at phone numbers listed in
public records were unsuccessful. The complaint alleges that Martinez
police opened an investigation into Dombrowski in May 2014, after a
school bus driver heard the girl cry out in pain when Dombrowski grabbed
her arm. The Police Department did not immediately respond to a request
for information about the findings of that investigation. C.J. Cammack,
deputy superintendent with the district, declined to comment on the
allegations because of the pending litigation. According to the
complaint, Dombrowski was briefly put on administrative leave and then
returned to work. . .
with impaired intellectual abilities are already at higher risk of
being abused and exploited and their likelihood of abuse and
exploitation increases if they use social media platforms more
frequently, suggests a new study. According to the study, adults with
Williams syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder with mild to
moderate intellectual disability, who frequently use social networking
sites, such as Facebook, are especially vulnerable to online
victimisation. Besides having intellectual disability and learning
problems, those suffering from Williams syndrome tend to be excessively
social, friendly and endearing. "You have this very social group of
people who are vulnerable in real life and now they are seeking a social
outlet through the internet, communicating with people they know and do
not know," said Marisa Fisher, assistant professor of special education
at Michigan State University (MSU) in the US. "They do not have the
training or the knowledge to know how to determine what is risky
behaviour," said Fisher.
one-of-its-kind study, Fisher and co-researcher Emma Lough, a doctoral
student at Durham University in the United Kingdom, tried to determine
the online risk of victimization for adults with Williams syndrome. They
found that nearly 86 percent of adults with Williams syndrome use
social networking platforms like Facebook nearly every day, typically
without supervision, and nearly a third of them said they would send
their photo to a stranger, go to meet a person they met online and keep
online relationships from their parents. Adult participants with the
syndrome also reveal personal information on their social network
profiles and are prone to engage in socially risky behaviors. Debunking
the past studies that pointed out sociability is a compelling
characteristic in people with Williams syndrome, the recent research
suggests people with this syndrome can learn to say no to an unknown
person. . .
The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities Announces:
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 general direction of the Deputy Director, Developmental Centers
Division (Division), the incumbent provides executive-level leadership;
assists the Deputy Director with statewide clinical and program
administration, policy formulation and implementation, program
evaluation, and quality management for the Division, consisting of
24-hour State-operated developmental centers (DC) and community facility
(CF), and the headquarters (HQ) support services operation. Routine
communications and work with Executive Management at each of the
24-hour/7 day facilities managed by the Department of Developmental
of Ventura's Human Services Agency, is currently seeking a Chief Deputy
Director. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational,
budgeting, administrative/ management, supervisory skills and extensive
leadership experience in in a large, complex, multi-disciplinary public
human service delivery system. The ideal candidate will further be a
highly motivated executive with excellent communication and
interpersonal skills, and a passion for providing the highest quality of
services to the community. The individual will also have a successful
track record of establishing and maintaining successful collaborative
relationships among a variety of stakeholders in a comprehensive public
human service system.
executive search firm of Saenger Associates has been exclusively
retained to conduct a search for an Executive Director for our client, a
pioneer in providing services to Seniors and their families for more
than 40 years. Our client provides comprehensive services for more than
10,000 seniors annually, including 500 daily meals; 200 home delivered.
Additionally, the organization oversees 3 contracts for affordable
senior only communities. Our client plans to open a new central facility
in late 2017 that is triple the size of their present facility.
Position responsibilities: Reporting to the Board of Directors, provide
overall leadership for the agencies' continuing evolution and
significant growth, Successfully lead, manage and execute a continued
transition to balance business needs and expanded programs, Continue the
company's partnering with other 501 (c) (3) organizations, Act as the
FACE of the organization. . . We would welcome your comments and
appreciate any thoughts you have on this truly unique and outstanding
growth opportunity. Interested candidates, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive Officer will lead PRRC to an increased sense of
community engagement, both inside and out. This position offers an
exceptional opportunity to set the agenda and lead PRRC, together with
the Board of Directors, to achieve its strategic vision. The CEO directs
and oversees all aspects of the agency, including strategic planning
and achievement of the mission and goals. In addition, the CEO is
responsible for fiscal and budgetary management, program and service
development, community relations and fundraising, operations, and the
development of a skilled workforce. The CEO manages the resources of a
$6.5 million annual operating budget, a staff of approximately 120, $10
million in assets and the provision of services to over 420 clients in
San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Scott E. Miller, Direct: (415) 613-1354, Scott@ScottMillerExecutiveSearch.com, Scott Miller Executive Search, 1231 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.
the direction of the Deputy Director, Developmental Centers Division
(DCD), the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of
Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) and is delegated responsibility for
all clients and staff within SDC. The Executive Director is responsible
for providing the leadership necessary to assist SDC in maintaining
certification and the ongoing relationships with the local community;
works as member of the DCD management team to achieve organizational
goal sand works to support the DDS in fulfilling the Department's
vision, "Building Partnerships, Supporting Choices." The Executive
Director has twenty-four hour overall responsibility for the management
and oversight of all DC operations and programs, including the health
and safety of residents and staff.
Assistant Executive Director for Employment and Day Services (AED) is a
senior level position that reports directly to the Executive Director.
The AED is responsible for planning and oversight of all operations in
the Employment and Day Services division, the agency's largest division.
The AED seeks to fulfill The Arc Baltimore's commitment to maximizing
employment outcomes for all people supported by leading and managing The
Arc Baltimore's strategic efforts to best align its supports to enable
each individual's desired employment outcome. The position is also
responsible for ensuring access to innovative, meaningful and integrated
(i.e. community-based) activities for those who choose not to work
(e.g. are retired).
Arc of Mercer County Pennsylvania is located in western Pennsylvania 60
miles north of Pittsburgh and 70 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio. The
Arc/MCAR serves Individuals with Intellectual and autism related
disabilities residing in Mercer County with Day, Residential, Community
Employment and Habilitation Aid programs. The Arc/MCAR Is seeking a CEO
who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for
staff, programs, expansion, development and execution of its mission. An
integral function of the position Is advocacy at the local, state and
federal levels to improve the lives of those whom we serve.
Living Options, Inc., located in West Sacramento, is seeking applicants
for the position of Executive Director. This is a rewarding leadership
opportunity to work with a stable organization and partner with a
supportive board as the organization looks to continue their success
beyond the retirement of their founding CEO. Creative Living Options,
Inc.'s mission is to provide persons with developmental disabilities the
opportunity to create an individual and personalized lifestyle, with
the supports necessary for each person to fully participate in community
life, as he or she desires. The organization has a budget of
approximately $3.5M, a staff of 120 and serves customers living
throughout Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties. The Executive Director
will report to the Board of Directors.Priority
review of applications will begin Friday, April 29, 2016 and will
continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration,
please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
California Primary Care Association is looking for a Government affairs
professional responsible for leading efforts related to key public
policy issues impacting community health centers.
The Executive Director (The Arc Capital Area - Central Texas) will
report to the board of directors, provide vision and leadership for the
organization, and manage day-to-day operations. Ideal candidates will
bring to the position a variety of attributes, knowledge, and skills,
including: Proven record of success with government funding, as well as
fundraising through individual and corporate sponsorships and from
special events. Excellent communication skills as both an effective,
articulate speaker and an artful, active listener. Respectful and
collaborative approach to connect with clients and their families,
donors and partners, and key stakeholders. Dynamic, team-focused leader
with proven experience taking an organization to new levels of services
excellence and demonstrated initiative to generate and try new ideas.
Administrative operations fluency, well-versed in financial management,
board relations, and resource management. Energetic self-starter ready
to build on our strengths and the value of our mission. Demonstrated
experience leading an organization through significant growth or
transition. Commitment to the importance of the mission and services of
The Arc of the Capital Area and sensitivity to the challenges facing
people with disabilities.
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Advocates for people with intellectual and all other developmental disabilities and their families since 1950.