WRC Presents: 2nd Annual Transition to Adulthood Saturday Series

This is a flyer (in English) for the annual transition fair.

This is a flyer (in Spanish) for the annual transition fair.

Click here to download the flyer!

New Videos!

Westside Regional Center is happy to share with the individuals we serve, their families, service providers and members of the community our brand new videos.  All videos are available in English and Spanish with closed captioning.

Click here to view our YouTube Channel. or search for “Westside Regional Center” on YouTube.com

 

 

Don’t Go Hungry This Holiday Season

Informed Education Partners (IEP): Helping Families with their IEP Meeting

Click here to view the English Flyer.

Click here to view the Spanish Flyer.

TSA Cares: A Program for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

Passenger Support

Screening Assistance

TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process. Call (855) 787-2227  prior to traveling (72 hours in advance) with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. You can also send an email to TSA-ContactCenter@tsa.dhs.gov . Click here to read more.

Passenger Support Specialists

Travelers requiring special accommodations or concerned about the security screening process at the airport may ask a TSA officer or supervisor for a passenger support specialist who can provide on-the-spot assistance.

Disabilities and Medical Conditions

To ensure your security, all travelers are required to undergo screening at the checkpoint. You or your traveling companion may consult the TSA officer about the best way to relieve any concerns during the screening process. You may provide the officer with the TSA notification card or other medical documentation to describe your condition. If you have other questions or concerns about traveling with a disability please contact passenger support. For more information on specific disabilities and medical conditions, click here.

Other Helpful Videos

Website for Californians Impacted by Wildfires and Power Shutoff

 

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a new state website with tools and resources for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs.

 

The website, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, combines emergency response, recovery and resilience information into a single place for easy access by users. It is a one-stop portal that includes local and state resources, health services, shelters and housing, preparedness information, and more.

 

“California continues to rise to the challenge of power shutoffs and natural disasters,” said Governor Newsom. “RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with a unified portal for critical information during this state of emergency. This site will continuously be updated as needed to provide Californians with the resources they need.”

 

RESPONSE.CA.GOV provides Californians with information and resources for current incidents, transportation impacts, vital health services information, shelter and housing locations, unemployment assistance and other state information. The website also directs users to Public Safety Power Shutoff information and preparedness tips. As incidents continue to evolve, the portal will be updated to reflect the latest information and any additional resources the state may develop.

 

The Governor yesterday declared a statewide emergency due to the dangerous weather conditions. Earlier today, Governor Newsom joined the state’s top fire and emergency management officials to provide an update on statewide fire and wind conditions, and announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Getty Fire. California has also secured Fire Management Assistance Grants to bolster the response to the Kincade and Tick fires, for which the Governor previously declared a state of emergency in Sonoma and Los Angeles counties.

 

Over the course of the past week, the Governor has met with emergency responders, health officials, residents and local leaders in PetalumaNapaGeyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings regarding the ongoing fire threats and the need to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their power shutoff decisions.

 

The Governor has also announced a $75 Million Program for state and local governments to mitigate the impacts of power shutoffs, and unveiled a series of new partnerships and new tools to help secure medically vulnerable populations during these events.

 

Under Governor Newsom’s leadership, California passed AB 1054, wildfire safety and utility reform legislation that expands the CPUC’s ability to hold utilities accountable for their safety record — a central part of the Governor’s wildfire safety actions.

 

The legislation created a new wildfire safety division at the CPUC and a board of independent expert advisors to more effectively regulate the safety of publicly owned utilities. The law mandated that utilities tie executive compensation to safety performanceinvest $5 billion in safety improvements without profit, and go through a new yearly wildfire safety review and certification process. It also requires new inspections of utility electrical equipment. Under the law, utilities must create a wildfire safety committee in their corporate board, and provide direct board-level safety reporting to the CPUC.

 

 

 

Governor Gavin Newsom

State Capitol Building

Sacramento, CA 95814

New Publications

Westside is excited to share with the community our brand new publications! All publications are available online or in print at the Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center.

To view the entire publication online, click here!

 

 

The 2020-2021 FAFSA Form Is Now Available!

Completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is FREE, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college or career school. For more information or to access the form, visit fafsa.gov or download the myStudentAid app on your phone (Apple or Google Play). For assistance in completing the form, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center via email at StudentAid@ed.gov or by phone at (800) 433-3243/ TTY: (800) 730-8913.

Financial Aid Process: Click here to view the process in English.

¡El formulario 2020-2021 de Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA) ya está disponible!

Completar y enviar el formulario FAFSA es GRATUITO, y le da acceso a la mayor fuente de ayuda financiera para ayudar a pagar la universidad o la escuela profesional. Para obtener más información o acceder al formulario, visite fafsa.gov o descargue la aplicación myStudentAid en su teléfono (AppleGoogle Play). Para obtener ayuda para completar el formulario, comuníquese con el Centro de Información de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes por correo electrónico a StudentAid@ed.gov o por teléfono al (800) 433-3243 / TTY: (800) 730-8913.

Proceso de Ayuda FinancieraHaga clic aquí para ver el proceso en español.