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.

Notice of Public Meeting on May 24: Reducing Caseload Ratios

Special Board Meeting on May 18: Performance Contract Public Input

UC Davis Recruiting Volunteers for a Research Study

If you are interested in participating, please fill out our Interest Form: https://tinyurl.com/EPICCfocusgDAVIS and sign up! If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact the Davis research team at Project Coordinator Marjorie Llanera at mbllanera@ucdavis.edu or Co-PI Dr. Sarah Dufek at sadufek@ucdavis.edu. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER. 

Strengthening Mental Health Through Empathy and Understanding (Free Webinar)

We invite you to join our next FREE statewide webinar on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recession, isolation, and the loss of loved ones; feelings of anxiety, depression, distress, and lack of sleep can sometimes be unavoidable.

Supporting mental health is essential to disability services during these challenging and constantly changing times. Learn tools to recognize and support your mental health or that of an individual with developmental disabilities who you support. Discover the importance of taking time to nurture healing within ourselves and our communities through empathy and understanding. Join our next webinar on Strengthening Mental Health Through Empathy and Understanding.

This webinar will focus on:

·      Understanding common mental health challenges

·      Recognizing and addressing serious concerns

·      Reducing barriers to getting help and readily accessing resources

·      How supporting mental health strengthens our communities

Guest speakers from UCP at the Inland Empire and Project Connect will be sharing tools and resources to support mental health in our communities. Members of the disability community will also be present to share personal experiences.