Regional Center Concerns

SBDSA families have been working together with Autism Society of Los Angeles families to address our concerns about our local regional centers. Twenty seven family members showed up to Harbor Regional Center’s Board Meeting.  As their meetings legally must be held in public and must allow public comment we used our two minutes each to deliver this statement. [Read more…]

Is Special Education Working for You?

“Make Your Voices Heard!” – ASLA proudly presents… Community Town Halls on governmental agencies that provide education, support, and services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Los Angeles area.

Join us for Community Town Hall #1: Special Education (ALL Disabilities)

Please RSVP Here.

** FREE EVENT & OPEN to THE PUBLIC**

Friday December 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST

Westside Regional Center – 3rd Floor Board Room
5901 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA

Responsabilidad de Centro Regional

Si usted solicita cualquier servicio a su Centro Regional y es rechazado (por cualquier motivo), usted puede presentar un carta de desacuerdo y explicando las razones.  Y si usted no recibe ninguna carta negándole el servicio, pongas en contacto con el Administrador de casos.  Y si no tiene respuesta del Administrador de casos, favor de presentar una queja Administrative (Queja 4731) junto con una carta de apelación si es que decide apelar.  Puede utilizar el formulario DDS o mandar una carta firmada.  Aquí tiene las instrucciones.

Envíe el formulario al Director de su Centro Regional.  Si no responden, puede enviar su formulario o carta DDS.  Como puede ver es un formulario muy simple, este no es lo mismo que una audiencia imparcial.  Esto es para quejarse sobre el proceso Administrativo, por ejemplo no tener una declaración annual de servicios o carta rechazando su solicitud o su copia de IFSP/IPP.  Direcciones que usted necesita, puede informarse en nuestro sitio Web.  Aquí tiene una quia útil para el proceso de IFSP (llamado IPP en otros Centros Regionales).

Patricia Del Monico, Executive Director
Harbor Regional Center
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503

Westside Regional Center
Carmine Manicone
5901 Green Valley Circle # 320
Culver City, CA 90230

Dexter Henderson
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
2500 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018

DDS:
Appeals, Complaints & Projects Section
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, Room 340 (MS 3-9)
Sacramento, CA 95814

Regional Center Accountability

If you request a service from your Regional Center, ANY service and they say no (for any reason) please request a Letter of Denial, explaining those reasons. If you do not receive a denial letter, contact the case manager. If you still do not receive it, PLEASE file an administrative complaint (a “4731 complaint”) and a letter of appeal, if you choose to appeal.

You can use the DDS form or write a signed letter. Here is the form and the instructions.  You send the form to the Director of your RC. If they do not respond, please forward your letter/form to the DDS.

As you can see this is a very simple form. THIS IS NOT the same as a fair hearing. This is to complain about the admin process such as not getting an annual statement of services, letter of denial or a copy of your IFSP/IPP.

Here are the addresses that you need:
Patricia Del Monico, Executive Director
Harbor Regional Center
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503

Westside Regional Center
Carmine Manicone
5901 Green Valley Circle # 320
Culver City, CA 90230

Dexter Henderson
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
2500 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018

DDS:
Appeals, Complaints & Projects Section
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, Room 340 (MS 3-9)
Sacramento, CA 95814

Here is a helpful guide to the IFSP process (Called IPP at other RC’s).

UpVoice

You are welcome to UpVoice where you’ll learn how to be an awesome self advocate. [Read more…]

3 B’s of Sexuality: Bodies, Boundaries & Behavior

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Comedy…and magic too!

Comedy & Magic ClubPlease join us for an evening of laughter at the Comedy and Magic Club on June 9th in Hermosa Beach.  Jason Collings is the headliner. Two drink or dinner minimum.  Sorry kids, you must be 18 to participate.
The show starts at 8 pm; doors open for dinner and / or drinks at 6:30pm. Guests must be seated by 7:30.
$20 per ticket, all proceeds go to SBDSA when you buy your ticket from SBDSA.

Contact Nori     @SBDSA.org for tickets!!!

SBDSA Annual Meeting: April 27th, 2016

SBDSA members (over 15 only) are invited to attend our annual meeting. We will report on our activities this past year and our plans for the future. We will also be electing new board members. If you are interested in becoming a board member or serving on a committee please contact us.

The meeting will take place from 7-8pm, with a time for socializing until 9.

The meeting is at the Toyota Automotive museum. If you have not been there before it is an amazing collection of classic cars. However the venue is not suitable for young children.

Annual Family Event: Family Fiesta Carnival!

Please join us! See flyer for information below:

Fiesta Family Carnival

SBDSA Scholarship Fund is now open!

Our first ever SBDSA Scholarship Fund is now up and running! The South Bay Down Syndrome Association (SBDSA) is excited to provide a scholarship fund as we see it as an opportunity to promote inclusion in education and work life for individuals with Down Syndrome throughout our community. Applicants for this scholarship will be reviewed annually. The SBDSA Scholarship Fund is for individuals with Down Syndrome who are seeking post high school educational or training opportunities. To see criteria and apply, complete the attached forms that our available for download/printing on our website.

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