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Notice of Public Meeting
Review of San Diego Regional Center's 2021 Performance
On July 12, 2022, at 12:00 p.m., San Diego Regional Center’s (SDRC) governing board will hold a public meeting regarding its 2021 contract performance objectives and outcomes. The meeting will be held in Suite 100 of the SDRC offices located at 4355 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123. SDRC will provide individuals attending these meetings with data and associated information to facilitate discussion and community input. You can review the 2021 Performance Contract Year End report here.
Leading the Charge - Suzy Requarth
We are recognizing Suzy Requarth today for her outstanding leadership in moving the Self-Determination Program forward within the San Diego and Imperial communities.
In addition to being a Regional Manager at the SDRC, Suzy is the Self Determination Project Manager and has worked tirelessly to provide information to clients, families, vendors and Regional Center staff regarding Self-Determination.
Suzy is known locally and statewide for her collaboration, problem solving, innovative ideas, positive attitude, and humor. Suzy is a certified Person-Centered Thinking Trainer and has provided numerous training for SDRC staff, service provider staff and families. Her enthusiasm about the self-determination program, promotion of person-centered practices, and leadership have contributed to San Diego being a leader in the State with implementation of the program.
San Diego has the highest number of people fully enrolled in Self-Determination in the State, with the numbers growing each month.
Thank you for your hard work Suzy!
Covid-19 Information & Updates
Get the latest news from Executive Director Mark Klaus, including Billing Guidelines for Service Providers and Resources for the individuals we serve and their families.
Purchase of Service Expenditures Public Meeting 2021
The San Diego Regional Center will review purchase of service data to develop recommendations to help reduce disparities, as required by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act. These meetings will take place via Zoom. We welcome individuals, families, community partners, and service providers. Your input and suggestions are important. Please see the flyers for additional details which have been included in Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Tagalog.
The San Diego Regional Center is dedicated to promoting the use of person-centered practices with individuals accessing SDRC services. This Person-Centered Thinking Training was developed by The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices (www.tlcpcp.com) and teaches the principles behind person-centered thinking and provides attendees with a variety of tools and techniques to implement person-centered thinking practices. Information in the training is relevant to all aspects of service coordination and provision and is consistent with HCBS Final Settings Rule, Self-Determination, and Employment First. All SDRC trainers are certified by The Learning Community.
For more information about Person Centered Thinking, please contact Suzy Requarth.
Competitive & Integrated Employment Blueprint
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), California Department of Education (CDE), and California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) have entered into a new agreement consistent with the State’s “Employment First” policy and other laws, to make employment in an integrated setting, at a competitive wage, for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) its highest priority.
Affordable Housing Complex
The Pacifica Apartments is a 42 unit complex with 13 units set aside for our clients at SDRC. All 13 units are now occupied by people we serve.
Our Foundation for Developmental
Disabilities contributed $750,000
towards the Pacifica project.
CalFresh is the California implementation of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low-income California residents.
My Magical Day Program
To be added to the SDRC list for updates, the person with the disability MUST BE
an SDRC client to qualify. To receive an
e-mail notification about this program, please submit the client’s name, the UCI number, and e-mail address to DisneyCIP@sdrc.org
The e-mail address needs to belong to the client or immediate family member.