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What's New

June 2017 Trailer Bill Language Affecting Regional Centers (09/20/17)
Letter to Regional Center Directors and Board Presidents regarding Trailer Bill language affecting regional centers, developmental centers and the developmental services system.

Structure for Fiscal Year 2017/18 Disparity Funds Program (09/01/17)
Fiscal Year 2017/18 Disparity Funds Program guidelines will be issued in September 2017 and posted to this website.

Assembly Bill X2-1 Provider Survey (08/31/17)
The final survey for service providers who received certain rate increases effective July 1, 2016 is now available.

Self-Determination Program Trainings (08/24/17)
The Department is holding trainings for regional centers, local consumer or family-run organizations, and community-based organizations on how to conduct a Self-Determination Program Informational Meeting.

August 3, 2017 Respite Repeal Letter (08/16/17)
Program directive to regional centers regarding the repeal of the respite restrictions per Welfare and Institutions Code section 4686.5.

Special Interest - Arts in the Community (08/01/17)
Celebrating the Art & Advocacy installation at the CA Museum were CHHS Secretary Diana Dooley, artist Gabby Ledesma, DDS Director Nancy Bargmann, and Alta CA Regional Center Executive Director Phil Bonnet. The opening night reception was hosted by the California Disability-Senior Community Action Network, Choices Person Centered Services with the California Person Centered Advocacy Partnership, Claraty Arts of Santa Cruz, and the Art of Autism. The exhibit features many artists with developmental disabilities from around the state and will run until September 17th at the California Museum, 1020 O Street, Sacramento. For more information, please visit http://www.californiamuseum.org/art-advocacy.

Drowning Prevention (06/20/17)
Governor Jerry Brown urges Californians to be vigilant while enjoying swimming this summer to prevent the tragedy of near-drownings and drownings.
ยป See our informative Drowning Infographic.

Highlights from the 85th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (12/21/16)
Please enjoy this YouTube of the 2016 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.