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Building A System for Tomorrow

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Equity Committee Meeting

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 at 6:00PM – 7:30PM



The Equity Committee will be meeting at Westside Regional Center on Thursday, September 27th at 6:00pm in the 3rd Floor Danneker Boardroom.


There will be childcare available for this meeting.  You must RSVP with the FRC no later than 12:00pm on Friday, September 21, 2018 at (310)258-4063. Space is limited and it will be on a first come first serve basis.


If you know a family that is currently impacted by funding disparities or not receiving needed services please call our FRC at (310) 258-4063 and sign up for “Office Hours”.  WRC is making time for “Office Hours” on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  Families are asked to call the FRC by 12:00pm on Friday, September 21st, in order for us to review the IPP, services being funded and any other pertinent information that would help in addressing the family’s concerns.  If there are any other individuals that would like to support the family during the “office hours,”  we will request that the parent or adult consumer sign a consent for release of information in order to provide Westside Regional Center authorization to openly discuss information that is considered confidential and private.


We will also have Spanish interpretation available at the Equity Committee Meeting.


Self-Determination is Approved!¡Se Aprueba la Auto-Determinación!

**Excerpt from the State Council Los Angeles News, Volume 82**

After several years of waiting for self-determination to get off the ground, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the Medicaid waiver that was required to implement the program. The Department of Developmental Services and regional centers across the state are gearing up to implement the soft roll out of self-determination. While no specific dates have been given, the expectation is that DDS will finalize the orientation program for program participants by the end of the summer with regional centers offering this required curriculum in the fall to all who were selected in the first round.

The Los Angeles Office of the State Council will offer information and training on various aspects of self-determination throughout the summer. Training on person-centered planning and facilitation is June 16 in South Gate. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to Monday, June 11. Spanish interpretation will be provided.


**Extracto del State Council in Los Angeles News, Volumen 82 **

Después de varios años de esperar para que la auto-determinación empezara a tomar vuelo, Los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS) ha aprobado la exención de Medicaid que se requiere para implementar el programa. El Departamento de Servicios de Desarrollo (DDS) y centros regionales de todo el estado se están preparando para implementar el lanzamiento leve de la auto-determinación. Aunque no se han dado fechas específicas, la expectativa es que el departamento (DDS) finalizara el programa de orientación para los participantes del programa para finales del verano con los centros regionales que ofrezcan este currículo requerido en el otoño a todos los que fueron seleccionados en la primera ronda.

La oficina de los Ángeles del Consejo Estatal (State Council) ofrecerá información y capacitación sobre varios aspectos de la auto-determinación durante el verano. El entrenamiento sobre la planificación y facilitación centrada en la persona es el 16 de junio en South Gate. El último día para registrarse se ha extendido al lunes, 11 de junio. Se proporcionará interpretación en español.

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