ATTENTION ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS: THIS IMPACTS EVERYONE!

 

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has released the Proposed Rate Models!  It is imperative that you review this proposed rate structure as it has serious implications  to how providers do business and what reimbursement rate will be assigned.

The WRC Rate Model can be viewed here. Our community has until April 5, 2019 to provide comments.  We need your input!

WRC will host 2 sessions on Tuesday, March 26th to gather information to send to DDS and the Legislature.  Sessions will be held from 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm -2:30pm in our Danneker Boardroom at WRC.   A third session will be held at Empowertech located at 9100 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, on March 28th from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  Please plan to attend at least one but you are welcome to all.

You should additionally provide your input by completing this survey.  Please answer the questions that are relevant to the services you provide.  You are able to skip to questions in the survey that apply to your organization. ALL feedback is valuable and needed.

All comments and input must be received by Monday, April 1st to be submitted by WRC to DDS.

Please get the word out to every service provider that you know.  This is your last chance to provide input regarding this new rate structure.

Finance Committee Meeting

MONDAY, MARCH 18TH at 5:00PM

The Finance Committee is responsible for monitoring the budget of the corporation and the expenditure of corporate funds. The Committee will be meeting at Westside Regional Center on Monday, March 18th at 5:00pm in the 3rd floor, Danneker Boardroom.

Self Determination Local Advisory Committee

March 12th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

This meeting that is held on the second Tuesday of each month at Westside Regional Center from 6:00-8:00 pm. 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.

Equity Committee Meeting

THURSDAY, MARCH 21st AT 6:30PM

 

The Equity Committee will be meeting at Westside Regional Center on Thursday, March 21h at 6:30pm in the 4th floor conference room 4A.

There will be childcare available for this meeting.  You must RSVP with the FRC no later than 12:00pm on Friday, March 15th, 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, March 15th 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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

March 6, 2019 at 6:00PM

AT WESTSIDE REGIONAL CENTER – MIKE DANNEKER BOARDROOM

The Board Meeting is being held on Wednesday, March 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.

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda March 6, 2019

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.

Public Meetings on Purchase of Services for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

March 26, 2019 from 3:30PM-5:00PM

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March 27, 2019 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

At Westside Regional Center – Mike Danneker Boardroom

Regional Centers are required to compile data related to purchase of service (POS) authorization, utilization, and expenditure and share this information with their community prior to March 31st.

To view the agenda for the meeting click here.

WRC Transition to Adulthood Saturday Series–Save the Date!

Click here to view the flyer for our upcoming Saturday series. More registration information will be coming soon!

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Self-Determination Update as of 1/10/19–Orientations are Still Postponed at this Time

The Self-Determination Orientations originally scheduled for January 2019 have been postponed. WRC is awaiting the approval of the orientation materials by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). In the meantime, you can stay informed by attending the Self Determination Local Advisory Committee (LAC) meetings. They are typically held on the second Tuesday of every month in the WRC Boardroom. The next LAC is February 12th at 6:00pm.  Additionally, please visit our WRC Self-Determination Page.  

New Information on Independent Facilitators (IF) and Financial Management Services (FMS):

View the directive related to Independent Facilitators and  view the directive related to Financial Management Services (FMS)  in the Self-Determination Program (SDP).  This information is also available on the Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS)  website at https://www.dds.ca.gov/SDP/SDPUpdates.cfm.  DDS is continuing to work on additional SDP information, including training for local advisory committee members and regional centers on conducting participant orientations and guidance for developing the individual budget.  Updates on progress in completing these and other items needed as we move toward implementation will also be posted on the Department’s website.  If you have any questions, please send an email to sdp@dds.ca.gov.