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2023 / 2024 National Core Indicator (NCI) Survey

The state and regional centers use the National Core Indicator (NCI) Survey to learn about the California service system. The survey assesses the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). See how California compares to other states and how SDRC compares to the state's average. Survey responses help regional centers see what they are doing well and can improve upon.

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Restored Services Public Meeting

Sponsored by San Diego Regional Center (SDRC)

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued updated guidance to Regional Centers on November 3, 2023, regarding the Trailer Bill changes for Restored Services and New Participant-Directed Services. Part of this guidance includes the recommendation to solicit input from our local communities and to allow for discussion.

SDRC hosted a public meeting to review the planned changes to the Restored Services POS Guidelines, outreach plan, and participant-directed service option on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 6 p.m.

You can view the PowerPoint Presentation that was shared at the meeting. 

You can view the draft SDRC Purchase of Service Standards for restored services HERE

You can also view the draft Outreach Plan HERE

SDRC appreciates the input we received from the community and have made a number of changes to our original proposed guidelines as a result of your input. Linked below is the document that was approved by the SDRC Board of Directors on March 12, 2024, and which is now pending review by the Department of Developmental Services. Once received, the guidelines will be amended and the outreach plan will be implemented. You can view the updated version of the Restored Services POS Guidelines HERE

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EVENTS

WEBINARS

PATH-NOW Workshops - 

Every 2nd Thursday

Aware Dance Party - 

Every 4th Sunday

SD Padres Autism Acceptance Night

Monday, April 1

 

Navigating Neurological Presentations in People

who are Deaf

Wednesday, April 3

SBSC Children's Mental Health Program

Wednesday, April 3

Autism Society's Monthly Family Pool Parties – 

Saturday, April 13

Lights! Camera! Autism! – 

Saturday, April 27

Autism Society's Monthly AWARE Dance Party – 

Sunday, April 28

Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition

Wednesday, May 8 

Iipay Nation of San Ysabel - 

Wednesday, May 15

Exceptional Family Resource Center - 

Wednesday, May 29

Community LINK - Linking Individuals to a Network of Knowledge

April 2024 Webinars

SBSC Children's Mental Health Program

April 3, 10am-11am

SBSC Strengthening Communities, formerly known as the South Bay Community Services, will provide information about their Children's Mental Health program which offers short term intensive therapy services to children ages 5-21 who meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis.

May 2024 Webinars

Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition

May 8, 10am-11am

Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc. works to bring awareness against sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sex-trafficking, and murdered & missing within tribal communities in California.

Iipay Nation of San Ysabel

May 15, 10am-11am 

Exceptional Family Resource Center 

May 29, 10am-11am

The mission of the Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) is to provide support, information and education for families of children with disabilities and the professionals who assist these families.

Coordinated Family Support (CFS)
Fact Sheet For Consumers and Families

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THE SDRC REPORT - an internal newsletter

In this issue:

  • The Master Plan

  • Staff Spotlight

  • Lucky Few Podcast

  • Leading the Charge Conference

and more

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Pedestrian Safety

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is pleased to share the latest Wellness and Safety Bulletin posted in the DDS Wellness Toolkit. Wellness and Safety bulletins provide relevant health and wellness information as part of DDS’ ongoing effort to improve our collective management of risks to the health and safety of the individuals that we serve. This bulletin addresses pedestrian safety. Since the start of 2023, four individuals served by regional centers were killed while navigating sidewalks and roads as a pedestrian. Know and share precautions with the individuals you serve to protect their health and safety when using sidewalks or crossing roads.

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Department of Developmental Services Initiatives 21/2022

Language Access and Cultural Competency (LACC)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Part C Project

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.

Review of San Diego Regional Center's 2021 Performance

You can review the 2021 Performance Contract Year End report here

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 Johanna Stafford.

SDRC Caseload Ratio Plan of Correction 2019

The SDRC Plan of Correction as required in Section 4640.6 (f) of the Welfare & Institutions Code (W&I).

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

CalFresh is the California implementation of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low-income California residents.

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