WRC EMPLOYMENT FIRST BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE- NO DECEMBER MEETING

THE WRC EMPLOYMENT FIRST BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BAC) WILL NOT MEET IN DECEMBER

WE WILL RESUME OUR REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16TH 2019, AT 1PM AT WRC

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Notice of Public Meeting to Present the 2019 WRC Performance Contract:

Westside Regional Center will conduct its annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to present the 2019 WRC Performance Contract. The performance contract is comprised of goals and outcomes that are developed as a result of community input.  Self-Advocates, families, service providers, advocates, DDS and State Council on Developmental Disabilities Representatives and others are invited to attend this public meeting.

 

We will have limited on-site childcare.  Please RSVP for childcare with the FRC at (310)258-4063 no later than 12:00pm on Friday, October 5, 2018. Spanish translation will be available.

Notice of Public Meeting to Present the 2019 WRC Performance Contract:

Westside Regional Center will conduct its annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to present the 2019 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. We will have limited on-site childcare.  Please RSVP for childcare with the FRC at (310)258-4063 no later than 12:00pm on Friday, October 5, 2018. Spanish translation will be available.

Performance Contract Survey links:

Adult Client of WRC: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSAdultClients

WRC Family Member: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSFamilyMembers

Service Provider: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSServiceProviders

Please complete the survey by Monday, September 24th at 5pm.

 

WRC Employment First Business Advisory Committee- September Meeting Date Changed to Tuesday the 18th

Please join us!

WRC Employment First & Business Advisory Committee

**Next meeting: Tuesday, September 18th at 1pm** (3rd floor Danneker boardroom)
We will continue to work on our strategic plan activities and upcoming committee sponsored events- October Career Fair & Chamber Mixer

Westside Regional Center
Employment First Advisory Committee

Committee Purpose:
Partnership and collaboration, promoting outreach and education regarding community-based, integrated employment, resulting in the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.

Committee Composition:
Individuals Served
Service Provider Representatives (Employment Support preferred)
WRC Staff- Client Services & Support Departments
Board Members
Parents
Community Business Owners
DOR Representatives
Educational Representatives
State or Local Advocacy Representatives
Community Partner Agencies

The WRC Employment First Committee meets monthly
Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30pm at WRC (September 2018 meeting changed to Tuesday)

Please inquire about joining the committee with Pam Arturi at pamelaa@westsiderc.org or 310-258-4276

WRC Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Update & Information Sessions- September Meeting Moved to Monday 9-17

WRC Self-Determination
Local Advisory Committee Meeting
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
6-8 pm
3rd Floor Board Room
Westside Regional Center
5901 Green Valley Circle
Culver City CA 90230

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

DDS Dates of Implementation

June 6 – Federal funding (waiver) approved

July 19 – Statewide Self-Determination Advisory Committee convened by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities in Sacramento/Testing of orientation

July 20-August 31 – Local committees provide feedback to DDS on orientation

September 17 – Final date to send in names for SD lottery

October 1 – Random selection (lottery) of 2,500 names for phase-in of SDP

Month of October – DDS conducts train the trainer sessions for regional centers and local advisory committees

November onward – Orientations, participants begin self-determination

Westside Regional Center Information Meetings (see below)
(to sign up for the lottery; all sessions held at Westside Regional Center Board Room)

Wednesday, August 29, 6-8 pm – In English

Saturday, September 8, 10 am – 12 pm – In Spanish

Thursday, September 13, 7 – 8:30 pm – In English
Final Informational Meeting before lottery

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INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ON SELF DETERMINATION- Childcare Provided/JUNTA DE INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL PROGRAMA DE LA AUTODETERMINACIÓN PERSONAL- Cuidado infantil proporcionado

DO YOU RECEIVE SERVICES THROUGH A REGIONAL CENTER?
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW SELF-DETERMINATION PROGRAM SEE ATTACHED & WRC website: https://westsiderc.org/self-determination-program/

Learn about:
• How the program allows you to make meaningful choices about the way you live your life!
• How the program will work.
• How you can get support from others to be part of the program.
• How you can sign up for the lottery to be picked for the first 3-year phase-in.

NOTE: To sign up, the person served by the regional center will need their Unique Client Identifier (UCI) number. If you do not know your UCI#, contact your Service Coordinator or you can get it at this meeting.

All sessions below held at:
WESTSIDE REGIONAL CENTER
5901 GREEN VALLEY CIRCLE
CULVER CITY 90230

• Wednesday, August 29th 6 pm – 8 pm
• Thursday, September 13th 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Links to register for sessions:
8/29/18: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/informational-meeting-on-the-self-determination-program-tickets-47754092777
9/13/18: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/informational-meeting-on-the-self-determination-program-tickets-47754282344

**If needed, additional childcare hours can be requested through your WRC service coordinator.**
Please note WRC will be providing limited childcare for this event (ages 0-13 for client or family relation). Please contact the FREC directly at (310) 258-4063 no later than 4 days prior to the session, to provide information on your child(s) needs.

For more information/RSVP: (310) 258-4013/email RSVP@westsiderc.org

Sponsored by the Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee of the Westside Regional Center

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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¿RECIBES SERVICIOS DEL CENTRO REGIONAL?

APRENDE MÁS SOBRE EL NUEVO PROGRAMA DE LA AUTODETERMINACIÓN PERSONAL VER ADJUNTO & WRC website: https://westsiderc.org/self-determination-program/

• Cómo el programa te permitirá tomar decisiones que impactan cómo vives tu vida!
• Cómo trabajará este programa.
• Cómo puedes obtener apoyo de otros para ser parte del programa.
• Cómo te puedes apuntar para participar en la lotería donde se escogerán los participantes para la primera fase de los primeros 3 años.

NOTA: Para participar en la lotería, necesitarás el número universal de identificación al cliente (UCI#) de tu hijo(a). Si no lo tienes, llama a tu coordinador(a) de servicios o puedes obtenerlo en esta junta.

*EN ESPAÑOL*

SABADO
8 DE SEPTIEMBRE
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CENTRO REGIONAL DEL OESTE
3RD PISO
5901 GREEN VALLEY CIRCLE CULVER CITY, CA 90230

Usa este enlace para registrarte para en Español:
9/8/18: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/junta-de-informacion-sobre-el-programa-de-la-autodeterminacion-personal-tickets-47755386647

*Si necesitas cuidado de niños, puedes pedir horas adicionales haciendo el pedido a tu coordinador(a) de servicios del Centro Regional del Oeste.
Tenga en cuenta que WRC proporcionará cuidado infantil limitado para este evento (edades 0-13 para client o relacion familiar). Comuníquese con FREC directamente al (310) 258-4063 a más tardar 4 días antes de la session, para proporcionar información sobre las necesidades de su (s) hijo/a.

Para más información/RSVP: (310) 258-4013/email RSVP@westsiderc.org

Patrocinado por el Comité de Asesoría Local de Autodeterminación del Centro Regional del Oeste

ESPERAMOS VERLOS AQUÍ

Westside Regional Center: UPDATE FY 2018-19 Community Resource Development Plan Priorities

Westside Regional Center’s 2018-2019
Community Resource Development Plan

Post Date: August 15, 2018

Westside Regional Center (WRC) priorities considered for the Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) proposals* to the Department of Developmental Services include but may not be limited to development in the following areas:

1. Housing services

  • Multi-Family Housing Project (s)
  • Enhanced Behavioral Supports Homes (EBSH)
  • Transitional Homes
  • Family Teaching Homes

2. Enhanced Behavior Services Supported Living Services
3. Adult Employment Readiness Services for individuals with limited communication skills and sensory issues.
4. Family Foster Home Agency (FFA) for children
5. In-Homes Respite Agency to provide respite services tailored for individuals with significant behavior issues.
6. Services Provider(s) to provide Person Center Thinking training to individuals served by WRC, families, and service providers
7. Crisis Stabilization Services to provide short-term intensive support and training services to stabilize individuals in their homes.

Any additional input from persons served/family members, service providers and advocates in the WRC community should be submitted to WRC as soon as possible for consideration in the development of proposals for submittal to DDS for funding requests. Please submit input to Daniel Hoyos at danielh@westsiderc.org or (310) 258-4134.

*All projects for the WRC CRDP will be culturally and linguistically sensitive and will be in compliance with the Home and Community Based Services Settings Rule.

Westside Regional Center’s 2018-2019
Community Resource Development Plan

Public Meeting on Caseload Ratios

July 30, 2018 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

&

August 1, 2018 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

At Westside Regional Center – Mike Danneker Boardroom

There will be two Public Meetings on Caseload Ratios. The first one will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM and the second will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM, both at Westside Regional Center, 5901 Green Valley Circle, Danneker Boardroom 3rd Floor, Culver City, CA 90230.

To view the agenda for the meeting click here.

 

 

 

2018 Service Provider Rate Study- Additional Service Codes Added

2018 Service Provider Rate Study- Additional Service Codes Added (7-2-18)

Please note the additional service codes added to the rate study:

017 – Crisis Team- Evaluation & Behavioral Intervention
073 – Parent Coordinator Supported Living Program
115 – Specialized Therapeutic Services- 3 Yrs. Up to not Including 21 Yrs.
116 – Specialized Therapeutic Services- Less than 3 Yrs.
117 – Specialized Therapeutic Services- 21 Yrs. and Over
420 – Respite Services- Family Member
465 – Participant- Directed Respite Services- Family Member
475 – Participant- Directed Community-Based Training Service for Adults
490 – Financial Management Services – F/EA
491 – Financial Management Services – Co-Employer
858 – Homemaker
864 – In-Home Respite Worker
883 – Transportation Broker
900 – Enhanced Behavioral Supports Home – Facility
901 – Enhanced Behavioral Supports Home – Individual Services
902 – Community Crisis Home Facility Component
903 – Community Crisis Home Individualized Services & Supports Component
899 – Community Crisis Home Transition Component

·More detailed information is on our WRC Website under Providers/Service Provider Forms.

·In order to complete the survey, click on “download the report” and then you will see the sheet to fill out. You will need to open it and eventually “save as”. You may refer to page 2 on the survey instructions, it tells you how to name/save your submission to send via email attachment.

·If your agency is providing multiple services, including a service not included in the rate study, you may add that information/revenue from that service code in the DDS Revenue tab on the excel sheet for the survey (line #86)

·Completed surveys are due by Friday, August 3rd and should be submitted to DDSProviderSurvey@burnshealthpolicy.com .

If you have any questions regarding the rate study, you may contact Pamela Arturi, WRC HCBS Manager at pamelaa@westsiderc.org (310) 258-4276 or Mary Lou Weise-Stusser, WRC Community Services Director at MaryLou@WestsideRC.org or (310) 258-4042. You may also contact DDS at vendorsurvey@dds.ca.gov or (916) 654-2300.
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