Welcome to “News Central” for Redwood Coast Regional Center. Check here often for current events and news updates.
Mendocino Job Fair for Employers click here for more information.
From the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD): UPCOMING EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2019: SAVE THE DATE -5 State Planning Meetings Across the Region and you are invited as your ideas and opinions to inform a new 5 year State Plan are needed. Please click here to find an upcoming meeting near you. SCDD November Calendar, please click here.
VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED: The Board of Directors for Redwood Coast Regional Center is seeking interested persons to fill board vacancies in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino Coast and Lake Counties. For more information please click here. La Junta de Directores del Centro Regional De Redwood Coast está buscando personas interesadas para llenar las vacantes de la junta en los condados de Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino y Lake. Para más información, haga clic aquí
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE JUNE 30, 2019 CYCLE FOR THE CLIENT BENEFIT FUND (CBF) GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS:
**Due to the large number of Client Benefit Fund Grant Application Requests that were received during the final week of the current grant cycle and the short timeline to review all applications prior to the July 12, 2019 RCDSC Board of Directors meeting, the Client Benefit Fund Committee along with the Board of Directors have voted to extend the June 30, 2019 cycle in order to provide the additional time necessary to thoroughly review and consider each application that was received on or before the June 30th cycle date. Please note that this extension only applies to applications that were received by the June 30, 2019 timeline and does not extend the timeline for submission of new Client Benefit Fund Grant Application Requests. A subcommittee of the CBF Committee will be meeting to determine the timeline for the grant awards. This timeline will be posted here once that date has been established. Thank you. Client Benefit Fund Committee**
Self-Determination Program, Independent Facilitator Training - July 2019 Flyer (English/Spanish)
**Home & Community Based Services Settings Final Rule Webinar**
This webinar is the first in a series of trainings and will describe the HCBS Final Rule, who it applies to, and why it exists. We will establish a common understanding of terms, discuss the review process for settings in California, and reinforce the important role stakeholder input plays.
Dates: Thursday August 1, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday August 8, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday August 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday August 20, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5094337/HCBS-Final-Rule-Training-Registration
CalABLE: Redwood Coast Regional Center is excited to announce that the CalABLE account is now here in California. This is available for people with disabilities including those served by RCRC. CalABLE is a tax-advantaged savings and investment program designed to help eligible individuals save for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Learn more about CalABLE at their website: https:calable.ca.gov/ or by downloading the informational booklet ABLEAct
CalABLE & Housing Development: Please click below on the latest information from ABLE regarding housing.
The City of Arcata has a Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program. Provides 1 year of rental assistance for qualified applicants, and my be renewed depending on funding availability. Please click on the link below for more information.
DDS and Burns & Associates Rate Study:
DDS and Burns & Associates have completed a Rate Study that impacts the rates for service providers/vendors. Please take a look at the two links below that will direct you to Burns & Associates where the Rate Study information is held. There are three methodologies that are being used for the study:
- Base Rates by Service Codes
- High/Low cost areas
Below click the link below to view the Rate Study information:
The California State Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
needs your help!
The Select Committee wants to know what clients and vendors experience in their work with the Regional Center system. Please take some time to complete the survey below that best describes your relationship with the Regional Center system.
We are happy to announce RCRC’s Service Provider Incentive Project! RCRC received funding from the Department of Developmental Disabilities to award incentives to service providers who hire and retain bilingual/bicultural staff to support RCRC clients and their families. For more information click on the Service Provider Incentive Project Announcement and the Service Provider Incentive Project Application Form
Effective March 17, 2018 - We wish to inform our clients, families, service providers, government agencies and community partners, that Redwood Coast Regional Center and the Board of Directors of Redwood Coast Developmental Services Corporation is changing its official business address to the location of its Executive Offices: 1116 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah, CA 95482. This change of address is for legal/business purposes only and will not affect the location of any Regional Center services. Thank you.
The following is a copy of the article in the Lake-County Record-Bee, People Services Makes a Difference in Clearlake.
Answers to questions from regional centers and service providers regarding provider rate increases effective July 1, 2016 are now posted on the Department's website. We'll provide updates to the responses that are still outstanding as they become available. You can also use the links on our website Service Provider Supports page by clicking here.
Service Provider ABX2-1 Mandated Survey- Details for Registration and Survey
Effective January 1, 2018, Welfare and Institutions Code section 4686.5 is repealed and the limits on the purchase of respite services will no longer apply. Redwood Coast Regional Center will continue to work with clients and families to identify individual needs based on the person centered planning process and individual needs assessment process. For further information please access the following link: http://www.dds.ca.gov/SupportSvcs/Respite.cfm
A partir del 1º de enero de 2018, la Sección 4686.5 del Código de Bienestar e Instituciones será derogada y los límites en la compra de servicios de relevo (respiro) ya no se aplicarán. Redwood Coast Regional Center continuará trabajando con clientes y familias para identificar necesidades individuales basades en el proceso de planificación centrado en la persona y en el proceso de evaluación de necesidades individuales. Para más información, visite el siguiente enlace: http://www.dds.ca.gov/SupportSvcs/Respite.cfm
RCRC's 2019 Performance Contract Measures and Activities - please click here
Families Advocating Autism Now (FANN) is one of our community partners in Humboldt County primarily run by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To learn more about FANN and see all the exciting ways you can get involved with a FANN event, please click here.
Information and timeline requirements for SIR reporting to RCRC, for full details please click here.
Redwood Coast Regional Center is pleased to share the attached information from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) that will allow for a 5.82% rate increase for In-Home Respite Services, Personal Assistance Services, and Supported Living Services. To review the directive from DDS, please click here.
RCRC is pleased to provide information and supports on Security and Security Breach. For additional details, please click here.
Announcing exciting new changes for the Direct Support Professional (DSP) Program! For details, please click here.
Redwood Coast Regional Center is accepting nominations for the Annual David A. Isom Excellence in Service Award. For more information, please Click here for nomination form.
The Client Benefit Committee of the RCDSC Board of Directors announces that the Client Benefit Fund will accept grant requests in the months of February and June. To submit a request, (A) Complete the CBF Request FORM, (B) Give the completed form to your Service Coordinator to finalize (C) After finalizing the form, the Service Coordinator will give the form to Kim O. @ the Ukiah office and (D) Kim O. will give the requests to the Client Benefit Fund Committee. For Client Benefit Fund information in English, click here. For the CBF Request Form in Spanish, click here.
IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: FY 2014/15 UNIFORM HOLIDAY SCHEDULE- For more information from the Department of Developmental Services regarding the injunction issued related to W & I Code Sections 4692 (Uniform Holiday Schedule) and 4690.6 (Half-Day Billing for Day Services), please click here
Providers with DDS set rate, use the following link : 2018 Minimum Wage Adjustment per Senate Bill (SB) 3
Providers with RCRC negotiated rates, please click here.
Revised Mandated Reporter Reporting under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Prtotection Act. Effective January 1,2013. For more information please click here.
Medicaid Integrity Disclosure Statement Requirement for All Vendors. If you are a vendor, you are now required to submit a Disclosure Statement , Form DS 1891. For more information on this requirement, please click here. To access the DS 1891 form in pdf format, please click here.
Important memo regarding Provider of Care Claim Forms, for more information please click here.
Denti-Cal Services, coming back for individuals over 21 served by regional centers. For more information, please click here.
DDS Safety Net informational website, please click here.
Redwood Coast Regional Center's Conflict of Interest Policy Overview, to review please click here.
Redwood Coast Regional Center's Conflict of Interest Policy, to review please click here.
Redwood Coast Regional Center needs Spanish Translators. To learn more about how to become a Service Provider, click here.
Redwood Coast Regional Center Office Hours, Updated July 1, 2012, click here.
WE Include- To learn more about consumer employment resources, click here to go to the RCRC WE Include webpage.
Families Creating a Vision and Building Inclusive Lives for Their Children- This link has been added to our Resources webpage, and you can go directly to the pdf document by clicking here.
RCRC's Whistleblower Policy Statement and Procedure, click here.
RCRC's Whistleblower Policy Statement and Procedure in Spanish, click here.
DDS Whistleblower Policy Statement and Procedure, click here.
Epilepsy Guide- RCRC has provided an excellent resource guide entitled "Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders- A Guide for Parents." This link has been added to our Resources webpage, and you can go directly to this resource web page for the pdf document by clicking here.
General Budget Reduction Information and Uniform Holiday Schedule can be found at the DDS website link, click here.
Emergency preparedness information by FEMA, including an easy to follow Emergency Supply List, click here.
Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs, please click here.
RCRC has provided the following links for Tsunami information: