Upcoming Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee Meeting Information

The Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee reviews 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.

This meeting is held on the last Wednesday of each month on zoom  from 6:00-8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend these meetings.

Agenda for 10/28/20

1. Introductions
2. SDP Participants and Families – How can we help you?
3. Updates from staff on numbers of participants in program
4. Approval of RFP – Vote (Click here to view the draft RFP)
5. Change of day to have meetings in the future
6. November 1 – SDP Fair with NLACRC
7. Agenda items for next meeting

HOW TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING:

By Computer

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/91006109643?pwd=TFJsRkxNa0p3NnVMdlZhN0Vxa1N1dz09 

Meeting  ID: 910 0610 9643

Password: 54321

Note: if you have never used Zoom before on your computer, you should go in beforehand to download the app at zoom.us

Join Zoom Meeting

By cell phone or tablet/iPad WITH video: You must download the Zoom app (available by clicking here).  At the time of the meeting, go into the app and click on “Join.”

Meeting ID: 910 0610 9643

Password: 54321

By cell phone with NO video:

One tap mobile:

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Everyone will be muted upon entering the meeting. To speak, you will need to raise your hand using the button at the bottom of the screen. You will be called upon by the chair to speak and she will unmute your line. Please remember that if you are using the video, that we are seeing you. You can turn off the video at any time.

If a self-advocate needs support in using Zoom for this meeting, please reach out to your service coordinator who can help.

For more information, please call Cesar Garcia (310)258-4090.

 

Opening for Westside Regional Center’s Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee

The Westside Regional Center’s Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee has two openings: one appointed by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and one appointed by the Westside Regional Center.

If you would like to be considered for an appointment by Westside Regional Center, please send an email to Cesar Garcia and copy Judy Mark, telling us why you would like to serve on the committee and what your experience has been. We are particularly interested in individuals who have been attending our committee meetings regularly. Here are our emails:

 

CesarG@WestsideRC.org

judymark@ucla.edu

CANCELLED – Self Determination Local Advisory Committee

This meeting is CANCELLED. Please check the calendar for September’s meeting date (which will meet sooner in the month).

Self Determination Local Advisory Committee

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.

 

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

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FLYER

**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.