November 6, 2019 at 6:00PM
AT WESTSIDE REGIONAL CENTER – DANNEKER BOARDROOM
The Board Meeting is being held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00PM at Westside Regional Center 5901 Green Valley Circle, Mike Danneker Boardroom on the 3rd Floor, Culver City, CA 90230.
To view the agenda for the meeting click here.
All Board Meetings Take Place At Westside Regional Center, 3rd Floor, Danneker Board Room. Everyone from the community is welcome. Committees meet different conference rooms.
To Present the
2020 WRC Performance Contract
Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Westside Regional Center will conduct its annual Public Meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2019 to present the 2020 WRC Performance Contract.
The performance contract is comprised of goals and outcomes that are developed as a result of community input. WRC will be disseminating a Performance Contract survey for the community to provide their input on these goals and activities prior to the Public Meeting. (Please refer to survey links below.) Self-Advocates, families, service providers, advocates, DDS and State Council on Developmental Disabilities Representatives and others are invited to attend this public meeting.
Performance Contract Survey links:
Adult Client of WRC: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019AdultsSurvey
WRC Family Member: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019WRCFamilySurvey
Service Provider: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019WRCserviceprovider
*Spanish translation will be available.
September 11, 2019 at 6:00PM
AT WESTSIDE REGIONAL CENTER – MIKE DANNEKER BOARDROOM
The Board Meeting is being held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:00PM at Westside Regional Center 5901 Green Valley Circle, Mike Danneker Boardroom on the 3rd Floor, Culver City, CA 90230.
To view the agenda for the meeting click here.
All Board Meetings Take Place At Westside Regional Center, 3rd Floor, Mike Danneker Board Room. Everyone from the community is welcome. Committees meet in different conference rooms.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH AT 5:00PM
The Strategic Planning Committee will be meeting at Westside Regional Center on Thursday, September 5th at 5:00pm in the 4th floor Conference Room 4D.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 6:00PM
The Equity Committee will be meeting at Westside Regional Center on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:00pm in the 4th floor conference room 4D.
There will be childcare available for this meeting. You must RSVP with the FRC no later than 12:00pm on Friday, August 30, 2019 at (310)258-4063. Space is limited.
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”. Families are asked to call the FRC by 12:00pm on Friday, August 30th 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.
July 22, 2019
Dear Clients and Families of Westside Regional Center,
We are writing to inform you that, after a great deal of thought and concern, the Board of Directors of Westside Regional Center (WRC) has decided not to renew the contract of the current Executive Director, Carmine Manicone. Carmine has led our regional center for the past three years, in addition to 14 years in other positions. We thank him for his dedication and wish him well.
We wanted to reach out to you directly and assure you that this change will not affect your services. You will continue to receive support from your service coordinator and other regional center staff. We promise to work diligently to find a new director and will keep you informed of our efforts and provide you with opportunities for input and feedback. Please know that the Board of Directors, made up mostly of people with developmental disabilities and family members, did not make this decision lightly.At this point, with the approval and input of Carmine, we are fortunate to have Dr. Tom Kelly accept the position of Interim Executive Director. Currently Dr. Kelly is the Director of Clinical Services at Westside Regional Center and is a member of WRC’s executive management team.
Our Board is filled with dedicated volunteers who represent you and the nearly 10,000 stakeholders that make up the people we serve. Our roles are varied and include approving the regional center’s annual budget and significant contracts with vendors, developing policies on the services available for funding, and reviewing the performance of the Executive Director, among other duties.
We are committed to a regional center that is responsive, respectful, and fair-minded. We work hard to ensure that the regional center is providing the services that you deserve. We prioritize eliminating the substantial racial and ethnic disparities that affect so many in our community. As new opportunities and changes arise in our program areas we work to respond to them–like providing oversight of the regional center’s implementation of the Self-Determination Program, the new rule requiring inclusive settings, and the shift towards Person-Centered Thinking. In all these endeavors, we strive to make sure that every family’s and individual’s voice is heard.
We know our regional center can do better and we are committed to working closely with our devoted staff to explore areas for improvement and respond to your concerns. We invite any questions or comments you may have and encourage you to come to our Board meetings, committee meetings and other public forums—which are posted on our website at:https://westsiderc.org/. You may also contact us by email at email@example.com. We hope you will join us at our next Board meeting on September 11, 2019 on the 3rd floor boardroom of the Westside Regional Center where your input will be valued.
Over 50 years ago, when parents fought for the passage of the Lanterman Act that created the regional centers, it was envisioned that this new system would be led by the people with developmental disabilities and their families through volunteer boards of directors. The farsighted law also confirmed that individuals with developmental disabilities “should be empowered to make choices in all life areas,” and stated that “the contributions made by parents and family members in support of their children and relatives with developmental disabilities are important and those relationships should also be respected and fostered.”
More than a half-century later, these are the values that we continue to fight for.We thank you for your support during this time of transition. We take our oversight responsibilities as Board members very seriously and will continue to work hard on behalf of all of Westside Regional Center clients and families every single day.
The members of the Westside Regional Center Board of Directors
July 29, 2019 from 10:00AM-11:30AM
July 30, 2019 from 6:00PM-7:30PM
At Westside Regional Center
There will be two Public Meetings on Caseload Ratios. The first one will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM and the second will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM, both at Westside Regional Center, 5901 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230.
To view the notice of the meeting click here.
August 8, 2019 at 6:00pm
(NEW DATE FOR AUGUST )
This meeting that is held on the second Tuesday of each month at Westside Regional Center from 6:00-8:00 pm, except for the month of August 2019. The committee shall consist of the regional center client’s rights advocate, consumers, family members, and other advocates and community leaders. A majority of the committee shall be consumers and their family members. The committee shall reflect the multicultural diversity and geographic profile of the catchment area. The committee shall review the development and ongoing progress of the Self Determination Program, including whether the program advances the principles of self determination and is operating consistent with the requirements of this section, and may make ongoing recommendations for improvement to the regional center and the department. All are welcome to attend these meetings.