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.