Alta California Regional Center creates partnerships to support all eligible individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, children at risk, and their families in choosing services and supports through individual lifelong planning.
The Self Determination Program (SDP) has begun! As a reminder, the SDP will begin with 2,500 clients state-wide chosen by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The number of client chosen to participate from ACRC catchment area is 179.
The names of the participants for the first three years, were identified on October 1, 2018 and have been notified via a letter, sent by the DDS. Clients not selected to participate at this time will be notified by mail as well.
This Fall, DDS will begin formally assessing identified vendors for compliance with the CMS Final Rule, through a combination of vendor self-surveys as well as onsite visits. Any setting that has the effect of isolating clients from the broader community (limited opportunities for interaction with the broader community, restriction of choice of activities outside of the setting, physically located apart from the broader community, etc.) will be presumed to have the qualities of an institution.
To ensure the protection of sensitive client information, any email containing client identifying information sent to an email address outside of ACRC must be encrypted. ACRC uses Barracuda Email Encryption Service.
We’re looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our services for people with developmental disabilities. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness and leadership to two meetings a month, nine months of the year, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, please call us at (916) 978-6245 to find out whether this opportunity is right for you. Click on the links below for more information.
We’re especially looking for people residing in Yolo and El Dorado counties, with a knowledge of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, a background in business, law, management, and/or finance, and a commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Taylor is a soft spoken, 26 year old young man who lives in Marysville and has been drawing and creating art since he was very young. It is his passion, and he spends hours a day working on it. He draws mythical-looking creatures, super-hero type creatures and cartoon people, but he says he enjoys drawing dragons most of all.
Richard who prefers to be called Rick, has kicked off 2018 with a bang – he has released his first rap album! The lyrics and beat in Rick’s rap songs offer a unique outlook into his life experiences, what he is grateful for, and what he is working towards. He even wrote a song called, “I Thank God” about his appreciation for the services and support arranged through Alta California Regional Center!
Jack is a young man with ASD who celebrated his 16th birthday in September. He is very talented with computers and computer gaming, and became interested in building one himself. Through the process, he practiced comparison shopping by researching the costs of individual parts and recording them into an Excel spreadsheet; both full price and sale prices so he could predict what the total cost would be. He wanted to get the best deals out there! Once he had all the parts he needed, he built his computer all by himself.
Vincent is a very motivated individual and has recently found a new job as a dishwasher and a polisher (polishes silverware and rolls in the napkins) at Season’s 52 located at 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento. He is very proud of getting this job on his own and the work he does. He reports he works five days a week and earns a competitive wage with some nice benefits.