Complete the 2020 Census!
Federal funding for social services (including components of the regional center system) is generally tied to population size at the state, county or municipal level, and the way population growth is measured is through the U.S. Census, which is conducted in the first year of every new decade. It is for this reason it is very important everyone be counted, and is why various public service organizations have created web resources (linked below) to help individuals with disabilities take part in this year's Census.
Want to ensure your community receives its share of over $600 billion in federal funding? All people with disabilities must be counted in teh 2020 Census. Help is available! Census message announcement.
Census Help for Individuals and Families
Disability Rights California is working to get as many individuals with disabilities as possible to take part in the Census, and to that end, the organization has authored a succinct webpage, 4 Easy Ways to Complete the Census, which is available in 12 languages.
For additional information about the Census and why it is important, watch the series of short videos (in English, American Sign Language or Spanish) on the Disability Counts 2020 website.
Census Help for Residential Facility Administrators
Residential facilities are responsible for getting their residents counted in the Census, thus the U.S. Census Bureau has created a webpage, Group Quarters Enumeration, to help facility administrators complete the process. (The page is also available in Spanish.)
Redwood Coast Regional Center believes that access to information, supports, and learning is necessary for all people to achieve their life goals. In this section, we provide links to other websites that may offer all of the above. We also offer two calendars of training opportunities; those in our communities at large, and those that may be offered by (and/or for) service providers. We encourage you to check the training calendars frequently for new postings, and to explore the online links provided. In addition, this section provides a Community Resource Handbook (pdf document), Generic Resource & Natural Supports Checklist (pdf document), a booklet, Making It Happen (pdf document), which is a resource for families for requesting coverage from a health plan for speech, occupational and physical therapy for a child, and emergency planning materials Feeling Safe, Being Safe - My Personal Safety in an Emergency English (pdf document) Spanish (pdf document).
We also invite you to contribute to this page by forwarding links we have not yet included, or announcements of local training opportunities. Please forward all such contributions via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to edit or withhold any contributions.
|The Edge Newsletter||California Services for Technical Assistance & Training|
|American Academy of Pediatricians||Children's health topics|
|American Diabetes Association||Diabetes information|
|ARCA||Association of Regional Centers|
|Autism Society of America||Autism advocacy and information|
|Calif. Business & Professions Codes||California Business and Professions Code|
|Calif. Dept. of Education||California Dept. of Education- Mental Health Services FAQ|
|Calif. Dept. of Health Care Services||Medi-Cal services web site|
|Calif. Disability Comm. Action Network||Advocacy, information and news|
|Calif. State Council on Developmental Disabilities||Advocacy and information on developmental disabilities|
|Center for Disease Control||Health and safety information|
|College Accessibility for Students with Disabilities||College Scholarship Resources for Students with Disabilities|
|College Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities||College Options Resources for Students with IDD|
|County of Del Norte||County of Del Norte|
|County of Humboldt||County of Humboldt|
|County of Lake||County of Lake|
|County of Mendocino||County of Mendocino|
|DDhealthinfo.org||Health info for people with develop. disabilities|
|Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics||Child development and behavior information|
|Directory of Regional Centers||From DDS website|
|First Signs||Early ID of children with developmental delays|
|Food Pyramid||Nutrition and diet information|
|Go Ask Alice||Health and wellness information|
|HealthCentral.com||Health and wellness information|
|Health Finder||Health and wellness information|
|Meal Plans||Diet and nutrition|
|MIND Institute||U.C. Davis' MIND Institute/Autism|
|National Guideline Clearing House||Evidence-based clinical guidelines|
|National Institute of Mental Health||Mental health treatment information|
|People First of California||Statewide self advocacy group|
|Redwood Coast Regional Center||Redwood Coast Regional Center|
|Safety Net||DDS sponsored health and safety information|
|Societly for Adolescent Medicine||Health and wellness for adolescents|
|The Arc||National Community-Based Organization|
|U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services||Medicare, health, wellness, etc. information|
|Women's Health||Women's Health|
|World Health Organization||Health and wellness information|
|Wright's Law||Special education law|