Self-Determination is Approved!¡Se Aprueba la Auto-Determinación!

**Excerpt from the State Council Los Angeles News, Volume 82**

After several years of waiting for self-determination to get off the ground, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the Medicaid waiver that was required to implement the program. The Department of Developmental Services and regional centers across the state are gearing up to implement the soft roll out of self-determination. While no specific dates have been given, the expectation is that DDS will finalize the orientation program for program participants by the end of the summer with regional centers offering this required curriculum in the fall to all who were selected in the first round.

The Los Angeles Office of the State Council will offer information and training on various aspects of self-determination throughout the summer. Training on person-centered planning and facilitation is June 16 in South Gate. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to Monday, June 11. Spanish interpretation will be provided.


**Extracto del State Council in Los Angeles News, Volumen 82 **

Después de varios años de esperar para que la auto-determinación empezara a tomar vuelo, Los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS) ha aprobado la exención de Medicaid que se requiere para implementar el programa. El Departamento de Servicios de Desarrollo (DDS) y centros regionales de todo el estado se están preparando para implementar el lanzamiento leve de la auto-determinación. Aunque no se han dado fechas específicas, la expectativa es que el departamento (DDS) finalizara el programa de orientación para los participantes del programa para finales del verano con los centros regionales que ofrezcan este currículo requerido en el otoño a todos los que fueron seleccionados en la primera ronda.

La oficina de los Ángeles del Consejo Estatal (State Council) ofrecerá información y capacitación sobre varios aspectos de la auto-determinación durante el verano. El entrenamiento sobre la planificación y facilitación centrada en la persona es el 16 de junio en South Gate. El último día para registrarse se ha extendido al lunes, 11 de junio. Se proporcionará interpretación en español.

Presentation of findings from Client Satisfaction Survey

Wednesday, April 25th 2018

Please join us in learning about the findings of the Client Services Accessibility and Satisfaction Survey conducted by Kinetic Flow Corp.  The purpose of the survey was to quantify the voice of people served by Westside Regional Center and to determine their satisfaction with the regional center and our services.

Ami Sullivan from Kinetic Flow will present the results and answer questions about the how the survey was administered and the results gathered.

We hope you’ll be interested in hearing her presentation and we encourage you to attend and share your ideas on how we translate the results into improved satisfaction and better services for our Westside community.

I look forward to seeing you there.

All the best,

Carmine Manicone (Executive Director)



Session #1: For CAC members and Self-Advocates (4:30PM – 5:30PM)

Session #2: For ETF members, BOD members, families, relatives, stakeholders, service providers (6:00PM – 8:00PM)

Location for both sessions: Westside Regional Center, Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor

**Spanish interpreter services will be available during both sessions**