Service Provider Announcements
Direct Support Professionals
SPRING 2022 SURVEY
In the Spring of 2022, agencies that employ Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) will receive a survey to collect quantitative information about factors impacting this workforce during the 2021 calendar year. For the purpose of this survey, DSPs are defined as paid staff whose primary job responsibility is to provide support and guidance, help with sills development, or provide personal assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Expect a promotional mail about the survey in February.
Review these announcements & presentations for further details, such as sample survey questions and how information and data will be used.
Local Partnership Agreement (LPA)
The California Department of Education, California Department of Rehabilitation, and the California Department of Developmental Services, issued the California Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint.
This Blueprint is a five-year initiative that is the result of the commitment between the three departments to provide opportunities for Californians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD), regardless of the severity of their disability, to prepare for and participate in competitive integrated employment.
Local Partnership Agreements between regional centers, local Department of Rehabilitation Districts, and LEA/school districts incorporate strategies for collaboration and coordinated service delivery to transition-aged youth who are leaving school for competitive wage employment in the local communities. Individuals with ID/DD are connected with community resources and appropriate services and supports from transition to adulthood, including benefits planning to encourage employment.
The San Diego Local Partnership Agreement can be found here.
Home & Community Based Services
Home and Community Based Services Self Assessment is to help providers align their program with the HCBS Final Rule federal regulations. The Self Assessment is available to for providers who provider grouped services such as Day Programs and Residential Services.
For additional information or log in support please email Tiffany Swan call (858) 576-2868.
Dear Early Start Providers,
DDS has provided a directive allowing for Early Start Services to be provided through remote services. This is a waiver that will be time limited for the period of the State of Emergency and only if the family agrees to have the services provided remotely.
1. We are not requiring a change in program design for this temporary service.
2. Before you start working remotely with the families, please contact the assigned San Diego Regional Center Service Coordinator to let them know the family has agreed to receive remote services for their child. Providers do not need to get a signature from the family to start remote services.
3. If for some reason, you are not able to, or do not wish to provide remote services, please send an email to Myriam Rodriguez-Gonzalez.
4. For any questions, please contact Therese Davis.