25th Annual Day on the beach- 7/8/17

Join Shared Adventures 25th annual day on the beach in Santa Cruz.  This is an amazing opportunity to help everyone enjoy the sand, water, and sun.     Pre-registration to take part in ocean sports is REQUIRED. Registration will open on our website June 8th. We look forward to seeing you all at the beach on July…


Summer Festivals

San Andreas Regional Center’s 3rd Annual Summer Festivals   Service_Providers_Register_Here   Service Providers are welcomed to be part of the Resource Fair taking place during all the festivals. However, in order to participate during the resource fair, service providers must host a festival game. Set Up for Service Providers will be at 9:30 am.  The Festival…


National Core Indicators Report

What is NCI? The National Core Indicators (NCI) program is a voluntary effort by state developmental disability agencies to gauge and track their own performance using a common and nationally validated set of performance measures. The effort is coordinated by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) in collaboration with the…

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Employment Blueprint-“Real Work for Real Pay in the Real World”

Since late 2014, the Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Rehabilitation, and the California Department of Education have been working to draft an outline of how to best work together to help individuals with developmental disabilities to transition from school to work more effectively. Yesterday, the departments released a document known as the California…


DDS’s “Preventive Health Campaign”

DDS Preventive Health Campaign Topic: Get Your Shots! Dear Caregivers and Family: As you are well aware, flu and pneumonia are common causes of serious illness and even death, and these diseases are largely preventable. The best way to prevent flu and pneumonia is to get vaccinated. The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is…


AB 637 Waiver Public Notice

Assembly Bill 637 is designed to allow regional centers to petition the Department of Developmental Disabilities to allow regional centers to waive certain requirements for certain vendors.  In this case, the petition is for Imagine SLS to operate a Family Home Agency at a higher rate than currently allowed by regulation.  Please see the attached…

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Purchase of Service Presentation Dates

Each year,  regional centers are required to post information related to how purchase of service monies are spent for variety services.  The report will detail how much money is spent by diagnosis, ethnicity, language, and other similar measures.  The goal is to analyze the process for delivering services and to determine if all people have equal…


AB 637 Approval – Early Start

DDS has approved the AB 637 waiver for San Andreas to use SLPA in meting the needs of children in the early start program.   Read the notice here:  AB 637 SARC approval letter 102615   San Andreas Regional Center is requesting from the Department of Developmental Services permission to use SLP-RPE and SLPA’s in…


A guide to Voting in California Video

The Secretary of State’s “Disability Sensitivity at the Polls” is a helpful reference for poll workers at the polling place on Election Day. The Secretary of State has approved several voting systems for use that allow voters with disabilities to cast their votes privately and independently. For a list of the equipment used in your county, visit…

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Employment Website and Strategies

Having meaningful employment is a desire many people want to achieve.     There is some very great information related to strategies for employment at this newly released website.  Click here for more details:   Work Web SIte    WIOA Collection Site Posted on March 09, 2015 at 02:28PM We are pleased to announce the…


Join the SARC Board of Directors

San Andreas is needs a representatives from San Benito,  Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties.      We need people who are both dynamic and interested in helping steer the regional center.  We need a representative from San Benito County in particular, and those who have both legal and financial backgrounds.  Please visit our Board of…