News

Welcome to “News Central” for Redwood Coast Regional Center. Check here often for current events and news updates. 

We are hapy to announce the Department of Developmental Services is once again seeking concept proposals from providers for the Home & Community Based Services Provider Development funds. Please join us in learning more about the State of California and the Department of Devlopmental Services Federal Home and Community Based Setting (HCBS) Service Provider Funding on Monday November 26th, 2018, from 2:30-3:30pm in our Eureka, Ukiah, Lakeport and Crescent City offices. For more detail see: DDS HCBS Funding Letter HCBS Funding Guidelines  , and HCBS Concept Proposal. For qiestions related to Lake & Mendocino Counties contact Cindy Claus-John at 707-462-3832, ext.224. For questions related to Humboldt & Del Norte Counties contact Sierra Braggs at 707-445-0893, ext.348

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.

Chick here for surveys:

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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

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Register for the Self-Determination Program
(The deadline to register is September 17, 2018 at 5:00pm PST.)

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has developed a new program called the Self-Determination Program (SDP) that let’s participants have more control over selecting their services and supports.  You can learn more about it at www.dds.ca.gov/SDP and register your interest in being considered as one of the first 2500 participants statewide by watching the video at: https://zoom.us/recording/share/i7eub3rMK_jon0ygyB8W0ABEWx3lCJmx2xrG6tm8deiwIumekTziMw?startTime=1531499879000 (use Google Chrome).

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Redwood Coast Regional Center's DRAFT 2019 Performance Plan Contract Measures and Activities - Please click here to review.

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RCRC Year 2019 Performance Plan Public Meetings:  We would like to invite you to join us at the upcoming People First of Ukiah focus group meeting to assist us in developing activities to address the Public Policy and Local Policy Outcomes for Year 2019: 

UKIAH - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Redwood Coast Regionial Center, 1116 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah, CA. Spanish-click here

Please also join us on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. for the RCDSC Board meeting at the Best Western Bayshore Inn Conference Room, 3500 Broadway, Eureka, CA, to offer comments on the DRAFT Performance Plan for 2019 which will be developed through this process of public input.

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RCRC Community Resource Development Plan Public Input Meetings Schedule:

UKIAH- 11:00 a.m. Friday August 17, 2018, at the Redwood Coast Regional Center 1116 Airport Park Blvd. Ukiah, CA: Proposed CRDP FY 18/19 Projects

EUREKA- 1:00 p.m. Thursday August 23, 2018, at the Redwood Coast Regional Center 525 Second Street, Suite 300, Eureka, CA: Proposed CRDP FY 18/19 Projects

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Understanding Special Education Training August 29th at 6:00pm. Click here for more information!

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR LAKE, MENDOCINO AND NAPA COUNTIES JULY 28, 2018 BY GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN, JR.

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.

General information about the Norovirus from the CDC

Service Provider 2017 HCBS Funding Opportunity provided in this link.

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 2018 Performance Contract Measures and Activities - please click here


Join Redwood Coast Regional Center's Self Determination Advisory Committee.

Del Norte Flyer

Del Norte Flyer Spanish

Mendocino Flyer

Mendocino Flyer Spanish

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 Spanish, click hereFor 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.

RCRC's Procurement of Services and Supports Statement

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:

What is a Tsunami?        How to Survive a Tsunami        Tsunamis in California

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