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By Jami Ingledue
If you met my kid on the street, you would think she is perfectly normal. Charming and witty, in fact. What you…
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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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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 has 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…Continue
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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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We are seeking individual teams to participate in this mobile device app concussion study and we hope you can assist us by enrolling teams you are affiliated with as well as by distributing this call for participants to all the teams in your area. Thank you!
Dear Pop Warner Team,
Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s…Continue
Added by Retta Slay on June 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Fred Nisen
Disability Rights California
Phone: (510) 267-1200
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Trouble-Shooting on June 3: Disability Rights California Operates Hotline…
Added by Retta Slay on May 30, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments
The following information was shared with us for IHSS families who child lives at home.
***FOR INFORMATION ONLY, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR TAX PERSON**
IHSS and Respite Income
Added by Retta Slay on May 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Since 1976, the Independent Living Resource Center. (ILRC) has been providing assistance in persons with disabilities in the city of Santa Barbara, to live independently. Annually hundreds of residents of this city receive help finding housing, applying for social security benefits, advocacy and training to receive in home care, getting glasses and other assistive technology and a host of other services from our dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
Additionally, the ILRC has…Continue
Added by Retta Slay on March 14, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments
I am compiling a list of polling places that present barriers to people with disabilities in the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. I will e-mail this information to the respective registrar of voters in each county and hopefully they will investigate the access issue and remedy the problem.
To assist me in making this list, please send the location (including street address, city and county) of the polling place and a short description of the access issue…Continue
Added by Retta Slay on February 27, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Call-In Week to Senator Corker Starting January 6th!
Right before Christmas, Senator Corker walked away from the negotiations on the Disability Treaty!
As ranking Republican of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he is abdicating his leadership on this bipartisan issue.
Call Senator Corker throughout the week of January…Continue
Added by Retta Slay on January 7, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments
1. Color Matching Game
3. Pipe Cleaners and Colander
4. Shape Sorter
5. Contact Paper Art
6. Paint in Bags
7. Pack ‘n Play
8. Play with Puzzles
9. Pom Poms Through a Tube
10. Race Cars on…Continue
Added by Retta Slay on December 10, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
Jennifer wrote me awhile ago with these words:
I have two kids, 4 and 2, and feel like I can’t get anything done! We eat from scratch but lately I can barely get it together at meal times. The laundry is overwhelming and cleaning my house even to bare minimum standards is impossible. I work one day a week but otherwise I am home with kids who seem to need constant attention. Most days I can barely get the dishes done. As I write this, there are bags of groceries sitting in…
Added by Retta Slay on November 21, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments
1. Ask her what she needs.
*Go to her home with two lattes in hand, give her a hug, and listen. She may not know what she needs, but ask her, and if she isn’t sure, make suggestions of things you can do for her.
*Bring a snack for her kids and maybe a DVD for them to watch; quite likely she has been very isolated and will be thankful for a few moments with an adult. I remember standing on my front porch and bursting into tears telling my friend, Signe, that I…Continue
Added by Retta Slay on November 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Rainbow Connection is currently hiring!
Sharing your story with others can have a positive impact. Parents are valuable when it comes to their child's journey and are the greatest resource to families experiencing the same thing. If you think this could be you, view the attachment for more information and contact us. Or pass it on to someone that you believe that you could see be a part of our resource Center.…Continue
Added by Retta Slay on September 17, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments
FYI: An opportunity to serve on advisory committees that effect our access and services in Santa Barbara. Must be a city resident. Among the vacancies of interest are the Access Advisory Committee and Human Services Commission. Please share among your contacts.
You must be a City resident.
The annual recruitment for scheduled and unscheduled vacancies on various City Advisory Groups is in progress. …Continue
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