DDS recognizes that the current COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic will require regional centers to be more flexible in order to support the individuals they serve for their safety and the safety of the general population. Therefore DDS has waived certain requirements of the Lanterman Act and The California Early Intervention Act and/or certain provisions of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
What does this mean? It means that WRC may be doing business a little different than usual during this period. Service coordinators will be relying more on technology to conduct individual meetings such as having a phone meeting instead of a face to face meeting. Read the directive regarding Requirements Waived here.
For our service providers, there is a specific directive regarding keeping individuals with compromised immune systems, those at higher risk of respiratory illness, and those in specialized residential settings at home at this time. WRC has been and will continue to be in communication with our providers on this matter. Read the directive regarding Day Services for Consumers at High Risk for Serious Illness due to COVID-19 here
Additionally, due to the state of emergency statewide, regional center will pay vendors for absences that are the direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak in California. Read the directive regarding the State of Emergency Statewide here