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February 23, 2015 Public Housing Waiting List Open!!!

The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA) will accept applications for Public Housing beginning Monday, February 23, 2015, for an indefinite period of time. Applications will be…Continue

Started May 20, 2015

Statewide Volunteer Opportunity: Olmstead Advisory Committee seeks new members!‏

Self-Advocates, Family Advocates and Service Providers:Have a voice in the direction of community living: CA Dept. of Health and Human Services - Olmstead Advisory Committee seeks new…Continue

Started Mar 18, 2015

California State House: Support the Developmental Disabilities Community

Dear Friends and Family: Will you please join me and my son by signing up along with other affected families who are served by our Tri Counties Regional Center. We need to preserve our special…Continue

Started Jan 22, 2015

FYI: CDCAN REPORT (JAN 9 2015): GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS CUT

CDCAN Disability-Senior Rights Report:  BREAKING NEWS - GOVERNOR's PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS CUT IN SERVICE HOURS FOR ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS  BREAKING NEWS:GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED…Continue

Tags: cut, budget, ihss

Started Jan 15, 2015

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January 23, 2015, Ed Robert’s Day

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2015, Ed Robert’s Day
 
Santa Barbara, CA  - January 8th, 2015
 
 
On January 23rd, 2015 California will celebrate Ed Roberts’ Day, marking the birthday of one of the most important figures in the national disability rights movement.
 
Diagnosed with polio at the age of 14, and after successfully completing high school, Roberts was determined to study at the University…
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Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Fight for your service system!

The push for 10% continues!

Change.Org petition urging reform nearing 4,000 signatures 



The 19-member Lanterman Coalition, including ARCA, is urging the Brown administration to stop the current state of collapse of our system. This starts with a 10% reinvestment in developmental services as a stop-gap until rates…

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Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:13am

ILRC goes caroling in support of SSI

The ILRC went caroling ​Wednesday​,​ December 17th​,​ at the office of Assemblyman Das Williams to advocate for raising the amount California pays to SSI recipients. As a member of the Assembly, Williams can vote to raise these benefits. Sadly, ​California's share of cost has not increased since 2009, and ha​s been cut by $77 since then.​  Thanks to ILRC​'s​ community members ​and staff ​for supporting this event​. ​A big thank you to Mike Just and Community Resources For Independent Living…

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Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:00am

New changes coming to IHHS in 2015

Did you know that as of January 1st In-Home Support Service (IHSS) providers will only be able to work 66 hours a week in California? This change will mean that many providers who take care of family members and other consumers with specialized needs won't get paid for all the hours that are needed. 

This new policy would cause a major disruption in the lives of consumers…

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Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:17pm

 
 
 

A parent run website of special needs community resources: events, specialists, workshops, clubs, activities and travel ideas.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

VOLUNTEER for FALL Basketball Buddies for Kids with Special Needs: 6 Tuesdays, Sept 5 - Oct 10

Our program is for boys and girls with physical and developmental special needs; Volunteers work with our players who need assistance.

 WANTED:

Coaches AND Buddies for players with special needs - beginner and intermediate instruction.

Host/Greeter/Registrar Assistance needed as well.  

 Dates:  6 Tuesdays, Sept 5 - Oct 10

Time:  3:30 - 5 pm 

Location:  Page Youth Center - 4540 Hollister Avenue, SB

Community Service Hours awarded-  great for teens, college students and community volunteers; groups included.

Indoor and Outdoor Courts; Skill  level groups - Great exercise and FUN!

Please call Retta Slay (Keaton's Mom), for details - 805/452-9039

              

"321 Playhouse" Down Syndrome Family Support always welcome volunteers. Call Tara Vasquez at (803) 269-6313 to  register.

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Hearts Therapeutic Santa Barbara is looking for dedicated volunteers who are willing to commit to a weekly 4-hour shift.

See their webpage for details

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Hidden Wings, a non-profit for autism, welcomes volunteers of all talents

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10 Things Parents Of ‘Normal’ Kids Should Know

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January 23, 2015, Ed Robert’s Day

Posted by Retta Slay on January 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Fight for your service system!

Posted by Retta Slay on January 20, 2015 at 10:13am

Zero Co-Pay Epi Pen Link 2015

For those of you who have kids/family members that need Epi pens, here is the zero co-pay link for 2015!

https://www.epipen.com/en/copay-offer

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