Embracing Your Deaf Child

We are delighted to invite you to join the first annual Conference of the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) 2022 for Latino families. Our mission is to train Latino families to understand the needs of living as a family with deaf children.

The full-day conference will be held in Spanish via Zoom.


9:00 AM  4:45 PM (PST) | $25

Why Should I Attend?

ASL provides a strong foundation for learning, supports other languages like English and Spanish, and sets the stage for success in school and life. Starting as early as possible is crucial to building this foundation and understanding the resources available to assist you as a parent and your family as you support your deaf child. This conference will support you in this journey and give your child the boost they deserve in developing strong language skills. All sessions are in Spanish.

Click on the link to download the flyer: English | Spanish


Understanding the HCBS Final Rule

ARCA will hold its next public webinar three weeks from today on the basics of the Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule and how it applies to the developmental disabilities services system. This event is for people served by regional centers, their families, and service providers who want to learn more about this important new policy.

They will cover the basics of the Final Rule, California’s approach to implementing it, and complying with the rule. Register online to join this webinar on Thursday, September 22nd, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Supporting Healthy Aging for Californians with Disabilities

Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy a long life in communities where they can thrive! However, many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a harder time accessing their communities and services they need to stay healthy as they age. Programs meant to help older adults aren’t always designed for people with IDD, and IDD services aren’t always fully prepared for the unique needs of the aging individuals they serve. The good news is that the California Department of Aging and Department of Developmental Services, as well as community organizations around the state, are working to change that. Join our webinar to learn more about:

• State strategies and programs to support aging people with IDD
• How service providers are integrating people with IDD into aging programs
• Resources and partnerships supporting older adults in their communities

Join this event on Wednesday, August 10, at 3:00 PM. Click on the link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4716577366201/WN_zm7W1kHHTtyiVyS6_6lNKQ

Interpreters will be available for ASL and Spanish.

April 28: Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP) Webinar for Families

Thursday, April 28, 2022

11:30 AM & 6:30 PM

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is excited to share information about the Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP) with families of children (ages 0 – 17) who need coverage for hearing aids. 

Two webinar sessions are being offered for your convenience. Both will present the same information.

Watch the 11:30 AM session: tinyurl.com/HACCP-1130

Watch the 6:30 PM session: tinyurl.com/HACCP-630

HACCP Help Center: For questions, please call 1(833) 956-2878 or email haccp@maximus.com. 

Visit www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/HACCP.aspx to learn more about this program. Click here to view the event information page.

Notice of Public Meeting on May 24: Reducing Caseload Ratios

Special Board Meeting on May 18: Performance Contract Public Input

Call for Prospective Service Providers: Camping, Social Recreation, and Other Services