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					                                              Monday Morning Memo
                                                 March 24, 2008
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                                                Week in Review
During the week we continued meeting with legislative and administration policymakers to
advocate for better public policies for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
These conversations have been “off the record” but we have consistently delivered the
message opposing the cost containment measure and the permanency of these measures.
We have also pushed on the issues related to IHSS and the dangerous proposals related to
the MediCal program. While all meetings have been productive we have seen a lot of
frustration and a high level of partisan tensions. The Arc of CA is a non-partisan association
and our constituents and their advocates will be best served to reach out to all policymakers
for help.

Monday March 17, 2008
We worked with speakers for our upcoming board training and meetings and finished
confirmations and speaker logistics.

We consulted with a variety of state officials and our national legislative advocates (Marty
Ford and Liz Savage) in Washington DC to work out the best approach to grassroots
advocacy regarding the Medicaid Regulation Action Alert. Our advocates will meet by
conference call next Monday with chapter advocates and Marty Omoto will work with officials
and advocates to create a large scale teleconference training to help the public better
understand the impact on Californians with disabilities.

Tuesday March 18, 2008
The Arc of CA Public Policy committee, chaired by Treasurer Peter Bowers, met by conference
call during the evening. We had an excellent meeting with an energetic exchange of ideas.
Our agenda included Budget Advocacy issues such as Cost Containments and Sunsets, New
Cost Containment Measures, the 10% reduction to supported employment, the MediCal
Optional cuts, and the SSI/SSP cuts related to couples. The committee worked on positions
and opinions for AB 2038, AB 2424, SB1687 and the updated bill file.

Wednesday March 19, 2008
We met with policymakers to advocate against cuts to developmental services.

Thursday March 20, 2008
Sent out the Action Alert on the Medicaid Regulations, see Action Alerts section of the MMM…
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                                                                                                    The Arc of California
                                                                                             March 24, 2008, page 1 of 18
                                                                                        Tony Anderson, Executive Director
Friday March 21, 2008
Today was the anniversary of the landmark California Supreme Court decision confirming that
the state could not override the Individualized Program Plan through categorical cuts and
supported the entitlement nature of the Lanterman Act. In the case, Association for Retarded
Citizens (ARC) – California (currently named, “The Arc of California”) vs the Department of
Development Services, the Supreme Court rejected (emphasis added) the state’s position that
it could “cut back services by category, without regard to the individual client's individual
program plan” and the state’s “contentions that the Act did not grant developmentally disabled
persons the right to any services at state expense, or if it did, it was only to such services as
may be provided within the limits of the annual legislative appropriation”. In the end the court
held that, “if the director feared a shortfall, he should have sought relief from the Legislature,
which could have resolved the crisis by appropriating more funds or reducing the entitlement
by amending the Act.” (Opinion by Mosk, J., expressing the unanimous view of the court.) To
view the decision and the opinion you can download it at:
http://www.arccalifornia.org/GA%20Committee/ArcVsDDS.doc.

Sunday March23, 2008 – (Federal Register)
This date was the effective date for the modified disability determination procedures that
reinstate “Prototype” and “Single Decision maker” tests in the Boston region. This new
process could affect other states in years to come (added). In their continuing effort to improve
the disability determination process for potential beneficiaries under Title II (disability
insurance) and Title XVI (Supplemental Security Income), SSA is modifying its disability
determination test procedures. SSA will be suspending the Federal Reviewing Official process
(see the 1/15/08 “Final Rules” section of the Federal Register Summary), and certain states in
the Boston region will resume either their “prototype” test status or their “single decisionmaker”
test status. The “prototype” test includes two modifications to the disability determination
procedures: using a “single decisionmaker” where disability examiners in state agencies may
make disability determinations for SSA without the need of a medical or psychological
consultant’s signature; and ending the reconsideration level of the administrative review
process. Earlier this month there was an amendment to the rules governing the activities of
attorney advisors in the administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing process in claims for Title II
(disability insurance) and Title XVI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits. (See the 8/9/07
“Final Rules” section of the Federal Register Summary for the interim final rule.) In an effort to
speed up the processing of cases that are pending at the hearing level, the 2007 interim final
rule is adopted as written. Authorization for this procedural change is contained in the
Administrative Procedures Act. SSA’s attorney advisors will be allowed, temporarily, to conduct
certain prehearing proceedings and, if appropriate, to issue decisions without affecting a
claimant’s right to a hearing before an ALJ. The attorney advisor’s actions will not delay the
scheduling of ALJ hearings. More information on these changes can be found at:
    1. Single Decisionmaker Pilot:
        http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/
        E8-4531.htm.
    2. Attorney Advisors:
        http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/
        E8-3945.htm.

                                      The Week Ahead
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                                                                                  The Arc of California
                                                                           March 24, 2008, page 2 of 18
                                                                      Tony Anderson, Executive Director
Monday March 24, 2008
Both the Assembly & Senate returns to the capitol from spring recess.

Today is the deadline for comments on a proposal to provide states with flexibility in providing
Medicaid Benefit Packages. Prior to enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA),
states were required to provide, at the very least, a standard benefit package to eligible
Medicaid beneficiaries. This meant that the package had to include certain specific benefits
based on the definition of “medical assistance.” With the enactment of DRA, “States may
create more mainstream packages like those found in the private insurance market by
implementing health benefit packages mirroring employer sponsored group health plans.”
CMS believes that the U.S. Congress intended to provide the states with never before known
flexibility to provide health benefits coverage. See the document at:
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-
3206.htm.

Today is the deadline for comments on proposals to implement and interpret premiums and
cost sharing under the Medicaid Program. Based on provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act of
2005 (DRA) and the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA), CMS is proposing to
amend current Medicaid cost sharing rules and State Children’s Health Insurance Program
(SCHIP) cost sharing rules, by updating the current “Nominal” Medicaid cost sharing amounts
and the nominal co-payments, and by establishing a “maximum copayment amount” (see chart
in document link below) for managed care organization (MCO) services. DRA provides for an
increase in the nominal cost sharing amounts based on the percentage increase in the medical
care component of the Consumer Price Index, 3.9 percent, rounded to the next higher 10-cent
increment. CMS’ proposal also includes alternative premiums that are not bound by the
limitations on premiums. TRHCA provides certain exemptions and other protections based on
family income. See the document at:
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-
3211.htm.

The Supported Life Conference planning committee, chaired by Ron Manini of Area Board 3,
will be meeting in Sacramento to review follow-up on the targeted applications for conference
session presenters.

We will continue meeting with legislative and administration policymakers in Sacramento to
advocate for better public policy decisions for people with developmental disabilities and their
families.

Tuesday March 25, 2008
The Assembly Judiciary Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Dave Jones, will be meeting
at 9 a.m. in room 4202. This committee will hear AB 1824 (Beall) Regional centers: employee
liability, from our bill file (The Arc of CA bill file can be found at:
http://www.arccalifornia.org/BillFile2006.htm).

The Senate Human Services committee, chaired by Senator Elaine Alquist, will be meeting at
1:30 p.m. in room 3191. This committee will hear the following from our bill file:
   1. SB 1175 (Steinberg) Developmental services: regional center housing.
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                                                                      Tony Anderson, Executive Director
   2. SB 1183 (Wiggins) Developmental disabilities: health services: Sonoma
      Developmental Center.
   3. SB 1475 (Torlakson) Autism pilot program.

Wednesday March 26, 2008
The Partners in Policymaking CA Collaborative will be meeting by conference call. This is a
regularly scheduled update meeting to discuss Partners session development and future
collaborative activities.

The Disability Policy Collaboration of The Arc and UCP will be meeting by conference call to
discuss a variety of federal public policy issues (federal budget and Medicaid regulation
updates). Chapters of The Arc and affiliates of UCP are invited to participate, call our office for
call-in details.

Thursday March 27, 2008 – Friday March 28, 2008
The Arc of CA board of directors will be in training and meetings on Thursday and Friday.
Members are looking forward to a jam packed training by some of the most respected
legislative advocates and lobbyists in Sacramento. The day will start with welcome remarks
and an overview of the current capitol environment by Assemblymember Hector De La Torre,
from the district of The Arc of Southeast Los Angeles. Our President Pat Heineke will present
the Assemblymember with a recognition for his support to our constituents on the state and
local level. Angela Gilliard, Legislative Advocate from the Western Center on Law & Poverty,
will begin the training focusing on the current status of the cuts to the MediCal program
including the 10% provider cuts and the proposed elimination of optional benefits (i.e., dental,
psychology, speech, incontinence care, etc.). Next we will have long time advocate and fellow
Olmstead Advisory Committee colleague, Deborah Doctor of Protection & Advocacy, who will
cover the latest cuts to In-Home Support Services. Dwight Hansen, of Hansen & Associates,
and long time lobbyist for the California Disability Services Association will give us an overview
of the cuts to Supported Employment in the Departments of Rehabilitation and Developmental
Services and ideas for addressing these with policymakers. Ms Gilliard of WCLP will then
cover the details of the SSI/SSP COLA Freeze and the new proposal to further cut married
couples income (she’ll be standing in for Mike Herald of WCLP who produced the documents
she’ll present on). After a short break we’ll get right back to work looking at the new changes
to respite as presented by Mike Huckins, President CA Respite Association. Marty Omoto,
CA Disability Community Action Network will finish with an overview of the DDS Cost
Containments, the permanency issue, and an overview of how some of the above issues
impacts people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Partners 2007 Class
has also been invited to joint the half day training and the follow-up legislative visits. The
California Conference of Executives of The Arc will meet from 5 – 7 pm and new officers will
be elected for two year terms. The members and guests will then reconnect with one another,
dance, and enjoy the sounds from a talented group of artists and performers with disabilities
called the Southside Ensemble later that evening during the President’s Reception. Friday will
include a presentation on voting by Teresa Favuzzi executive director of the CA Foundation of
Independent Living Centers, an update on the Stay Put legislation by one of our Partners
graduates, John Matthias, a variety of legislative proposals, staff reports, and committee
updates.

Saturday March 29, 2008
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                                                                                   The Arc of California
                                                                            March 24, 2008, page 4 of 18
                                                                       Tony Anderson, Executive Director
A few members and executive directors will stick around in Sacramento following our two day
board training and meetings, for a friendly round of golf together. Members not signed up can
still reserve space in a foursome – call the state office for details.

                                                 Action Alerts1
The Arc of California and The Arc of the U.S.
                       * Help Protect Medicaid Services in California *
                 Fax your Representative and Ask him/her to Cosponsor the
                   Protecting Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 (H.R. 5613)

This is the single most important issue for the disability community this year!

Background
Recently The Arc of California, along with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities,
Easter Seals, People First of California, and several regional centers participated in the
Disability Policy Seminar in Washington DC. Our seminar concluded with meetings with our
California congressional representatives where we introduced these issues related to the
Medicaid program. We also delivered a letter from the Governor and analysis from our state
MediCal director which can be found by clicking on the following address:
http://oversight.house.gov/features/medicaid08/State%20Medicaid%20Impact%20Report.pdf

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several regulations which
will significantly cut payments to Medicaid providers and services to beneficiaries. The
regulations are an attempt to implement the Medicaid cuts proposed in the Bush
Administration’s Fiscal Year 2008 Budget. Three regulations, which are summarized below,
will severely cut services to people with disabilities:
Regulation          5 Year Status          Description    Changes could
                    Cost to                               impact
                    California
Rehabilitation      $ 5 billion Proposed: Narrows scope * Day habilitation
Services            at risk     August     of rehab       such as DD skills
(Rehab) Option                  2007       services. See training and
                                Moratorium comments to communications
                                through    CMS            skills training
                                June 2008
School-Based        $ 650       Final:     Prohibits all  * Specialized
Administration million          December Medicaid         transportation       *
and                             2007       payments for Occupational
Transportation                  Moratorium school-based therapy
Services                        through    administration * Physical therapy
                                June 2008 and most        * Speech/language
                                           transportation therapy
                                           services. See
                                           Comments to

1
 To access the Action Alert system from The Arc of California website (www.arccalifornia.org) enter your zip code in the
―Contact Congress‖ federal box.
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                                                                                       Tony Anderson, Executive Director
                                          CMS

Case              $119      Interim final: Restricts    * Transition from
Management        million   December coverage of        institutional care to
and Targeted                2007           transitional the community
Case                        Became         case
Management                  effective on management.
(TCM)                       March 3,       See Comments
                            2008           to CMS
Source: http://oversight.house.gov/features/medicaid08/

Status
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Tim Murphy
(R-PA) introduced the Protecting Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 (H.R. 5613) on March 13.
The bill would provide a 1 year moratorium on the regulations, prohibiting CMS from taking
action to implement them until April of 2009. A Senate companion bill is expected to be
introduced soon.

Take Action
On March 18 you received an Action Alert to call your Representative. Today we are asking
you to follow up the call with a fax. Please fax your Representative during the Congressional
Recess between March 17 and 28. Send the fax to his/her local Congressional District office.
You can find the fax number by selecting your Congressional district at
http://capwiz.com/thearc/dbq/officials/

      Please be sure to print out & attach California’s summary of state impacts at:
       http://oversight.house.gov/features/medicaid08/ca.pdf

Any information you wish to add about your professional involvement with the issue is strongly
encouraged.

Sample Fax Letter
Dear Representative ________________
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several regulations which
will significantly cut payments to Medicaid providers and services to beneficiaries. The
regulations are an attempt to implement the Medicaid cuts proposed in the Bush
Administration’s Fiscal Year 2008 Budget.
Three regulations, which are summarized below, will severely cut services to people with
disabilities. The costs of the three regulations to the state of California are listed below.
1) Coverage of rehabilitative services (CMS 2261-P)
    1. Loss of federal funds in 2008: Not specified
    2. Over 5 years: Not specified
    3. "The impact of this rule is dependent on how aggressively CMS chooses to interpret the
        rule’s elements … this rule puts at risk over $1 billion annually and $5 billion over a 5-
        year period for all of these services."
2) Payments for costs of school administrative and transportation services (CMS 2287-
P)
    1. Loss of federal funds in 2008: $130.00 million

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                                                                                  The Arc of California
                                                                           March 24, 2008, page 6 of 18
                                                                      Tony Anderson, Executive Director
    2. Over 5 years: $650.00 million
    3. "Currently Medicaid Administrative Activities (MAA) is claimed by almost 800 school
       units representing more than 56 percent of the school districts in California."
3) Targeted case management (CMS-2237-IFC)
    1. Loss of federal funds in 2008: $24.00 million
    2. Over 5 years: $119.00 million
    3. "Potentially, California might conduct 100,000 fewer Medi-Cal beneficiary TCM
       encounters."

Medicaid is the lifeline for millions of people with disabilities. California is in a serious fiscal
crisis with an estimated $16 billion deficit and it does not have the money to make up the lost
funding imposed by the Administration’s Medicaid regulations. Our state is cutting provider
rates and is already proposing to cut Medi-Cal (Medicaid) benefits and these regulations will
surely cause further cuts to an already vulnerable essential service for people with disabilities
in California.

There may not be time this Session to pass changes to Medicaid law. We need moratoria on
the Administration’s Medicaid regulations now. This is why I am requesting that you cosponsor
the Protecting Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 (H.R. 5613) which was introduced on March 13
by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Tim
Murphy (R-PA) . This bill would provide a 1 year moratorium on the regulations, prohibiting
CMS from taking action to implement them until April of 2009.

I hope I can count on your cosponsorship of this critical legislation.

Sincerely,
Name
Address
Tel Number
Email


                                    Project Status Report
Partners in Policymaking
The Partners In Policymaking kick-off session was a tremendous success and now the second
session is just around the corner. The first session's training was focused on the history of
disabilities in society and on the various movements that have taken place in the disability
community. Now the training for the next two sessions will focus on current best practices in a
range of areas that impact the lives of every parent and self-advocate. The first day of
our April training will feature Tom Pomeranz, a nationally sought after speaker in multiple
fields of disability. Tom will be presenting on the importance of employment and the different
types of employment options. The day will end with Alan Kerzin, Director of the State Council
on Developmental Disabilities, along with Tammy Eudy and Tracey Mensch providing a
panel discussion on the new Employment First concept and current legislation that is aimed at
increasing employment opportunities.

The second day of training will focus on housing options and will begin with Patti Uplinger,
Director of Housing Now, who will provide information on the latest and greatest in housing
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                                                                         Tony Anderson, Executive Director
trends and opportunities. Patti was one of our featured speakers last year and we are
thrilled she is returning. We will then receive training from Joe Denofrio, Executive Director of
CHOICESS (Community Housing Options: Integrated Community, Employment and Social
Services), who will be giving an interactive presentation on independent and supported living
and how it has evolved over the years.

This new Partners class has quickly connected with each other and with their individual
ambitions. We are very excited to see the advocacy skills and confidence continue to grow
within each participant.

Partners 2007 Update:
Many graduates will see each other this weekend at the Celebration Service of their former
PIPster Nathan Magid. The group has collectively decided to wear their PIP lapel pins in
honor of Nathan.

California College of Direct Support
By Sack Keophimane (funded by SCDD)
We gave a presentation to the Executive Director, Ron Wolff, Director of Operations, Butch
Jones, Human Resources Director, James Moore, Nicki Denver, and the leadership team of
OPARC. OPARC is a quality organization and operates employment programs to nearly 600
adults with developmental disabilities and provides vocational services in Montclair, Ontario,
Upland and Rancho Cucamonga, in Southern California. The purpose of the presentation was
to discuss about the license and administrator fees in subscribing to the CDS. The meeting
was well received. The managers of OPARC feels that the administrative functions from the
learning system would definitely be a valuable tool in saving time, customizing, and assigning
modules for their staff development. We also assisted Bob Battistoni, who is the Program
Director of Plumas Rural Services from Quincy, California to get started with the Far Northern
Regional Center pilot.

We are happy to report that Jeff Ross, and the team of Taft College application for the Direct
Support Education certificate and degree program has been approved by California
Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC), and the official notification letter will be
sent out to Taft shortly. The Commission serves a unique role in integrating policy, fiscal, and
programmatic analyses about California's entire system of postsecondary education; "to
assure the effective utilization of public postsecondary education resources, thereby
eliminating waste and unnecessary duplication, and to promote diversity, innovation, and
responsiveness to student and societal needs through planning and coordination."
Today is the "Spring Recess" for the Taft Community College Fast Track Online Direct Support
Education Certification Program for the Spring Semester of 2008 from January 28th to March
28th. These are the following classes: SS1 Intro to Developmental Disabilities, SS2
Documentation and Individual Rights, SS3 Introduction to Medication Support, SS4 Cultural
Competency, and SS5 Person Centered Planning & Support. For more information, please
visit www.taftcollege.edu <http://www.taftcollege.edu/> or contact the counseling Center to
register at 661-763-7748 or call Lindsey Whittaker at 661-763-7841.

We are please to invite you to participate in the 2008 CDS Administrators Forum at the
Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans on April 13th from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM. The Forum is free, and
a complimentary lunch will be provided. We will need to know how many people will be
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                                                                      Tony Anderson, Executive Director
attending in order to have a sufficient number of lunches prepared. (Over 70 attended last
year). Please let us know if you are going to attend and join us for lunch. Email Michelle Kael
at mkael@collegeofdirectsupport.com to make your reservation.

You do not need to be a member of ANCOR to participate in the Forum. You do not even have
to attend the conference! (We hope that you will). If you are interested in attending the
ANCOR conference (April 13-15), visit its website at www.ancor.org for registration
information. For additional information, call Jerri McCandless at ANCOR at 703-535-7850 or
via email at jmccandless@ancor.org

                                      Upcoming Events
May 15, 2008
Save the Date: DISABILITY CAPITOL ACTION DAY. The Disabilities Action Coalition is a
coalition of Disability Organizations that serve and/or advocate for and with people with all
types of disabilities and their families. The Disabilities Action Coalition is scheduled to hold its
fifth annual Disability Capitol Action Day on May 15, 2008. More information will be available
soon at
http://www.kintera.org/site/c.ifIPKVOzFqG/b.2639151/k.EC5D/2007__Disability_Capitol_Action
_Day.htm.

June 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2008
Save These Dates!!! The 13th Annual People First® of California Statewide Convention.
Make Plans Now to Attend The Largest Annual Self-Advocacy Conference in America!. FOR
MORE INFORMATION: �� Please phone the Supported Life Institute office at (916) 567-1974.
Convention Registration Materials with costs, speakers, program times are sent automatically
to past participants by March 2008. Money will be due April 30th. Mail Form
(http://www.supportedlife.org/PFCA/2008/PFCA2008SaveTheDate.pdf)
To: PFCA c/o Supported Life Institute, 2035 Hurley Way, Ste 250 Sacramento, CA 95825 or
FAX To: (916) 567-1977 Questions? (916) 567-1974 or sli@supportedlife.org

July 31, 2008
SAVE THE DATE: 2008 National Conference of Executives of The Arc Summer Leadership
Institute will be at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, New York. Thursday, July 31, 2008 -
Sunday, August 3, 2008 details to follow!

October 8th, 2008
Save the Date: Our 15th Annual INCLUSION CELEBRATION! From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the
DoubleTree Hotel – Sacramento. Join us on the eve of the Supported Life 2008 Conference to
celebrate the spirit and joy of inclusive communities. At this Inclusion Celebration dessert
social and awards ceremony, help us acknowledge individuals from around the state who
strive to make inclusion a daily reality in their communities. Mark your calendars now for an
inspirational evening on Wednesday, October 8th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento as
we bring you the Fifteenth Annual Inclusion Celebration. Nominations for Honorees Due
Date - Wednesday, February 27, 2008 (Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2008 whether
their nominee was selected.) To nominate someone for consideration by the Inclusion
Celebration Committee - to honor their efforts toward making inclusion a reality in their
California community - please send by February 27, 2008 the following Nomination
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                                                                        Tony Anderson, Executive Director
Information, by: MAIL: Supported Life Institute, 2035 Hurley Way, Ste 250, Sacramento, CA
95825. EMAIL (Word Attachment or text): sli@supportedlife.org or FAX: 916-567-1977. 1.
Name of person you are nominating, their Address (including Zip), Daytime Phone, Email
address, and their Role (parent, consumer, educator, service provider, employer, other). 2.
Description of how this person has advanced the cause of inclusive communities (up to 200
words). 3. Your own Name, Agency/Affiliation, Address (including Zip), Daytime Phone, and
email address.

October 8th – 10th, 2008
Save the dates: SUPPORTED LIFE 2008: Dignity and Justice for All, at the DoubleTree Hotel,
Sacramento. Choose from over 50 concurrent sessions in 9 major topic areas and hear
nationally-renowned speakers: Norman Kunc, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, Disability
Rights leader; Educator; Axis Consultation and Training Ltd.: Jayne Chase, Florence,
Alabama, Parent Advocate, Partners in Policymaking State Coordinator; Michael Callahan,
Gautier, Mississippi, Founding Member, Employment for All; President, Marc Gold &
Associates; and Tom Pomeranz, Indianapolis, Indiana: President, Universal Lifestiles; creator
of “Universal Enhancement” promoting community participation.
       Session Presenter Proposals — Deadline: 2/27/08. The conference planning
       committee welcomes session proposals from individuals and agencies for Supported
       Life 2008. Sessions are 75 minutes long. All proposals received by 2/27/08 are
       reviewed by the planning committee. Please use one of these four ways to submit a
       session proposal for the 2008 Supported Life Conference. Apply ONLINE:
       www.supportedlife.org or by EMAIL: sli@supportedlife.org or FAX: 916-567-1977 or
       MAIL to: Supported Life Institute, 2035 Hurley Way, Ste 250, Sacramento, CA 95825.
       Please send us the following information: 1. Session Title (8 words or less). 2. Lead
       Presenter Info: Name / Affiliation?, Address (include Zip), Phone Numbers (Day &
       Evening), Email (if any) Note if you are a: Family member, Person with a disability,
       Professional (or “Other“ - explain). 3. General topic area: Please see back of this flier for
       our 11 general topic areas. 4. May we assign you for “Either Conference Day“? or note
       “Thur 10/9” or “Fri 10/10” if only available on one day. 5. If there are other presenters,
       please provide for each: Co-Presenters Names, Affiliations, Email & Note for each:
       Family member, Person with disability, Professional (or “Other“ - explain). 6. Session
       Summary (50-100 words). 7. Brief Resume / Bio / Personal History of Lead Presenter.
       8. Session Objectives: 3 brief one-sentence descriptions of what attendees will learn
       from your session.

November 6-8, 2008
Save the Date: The Arc's 57th Annual Convention at the Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Click here for information from your 2008 Local Host Committee.
The Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau.

                              Recently Released Reports, Studies, etc.
The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2008 by David Braddock, Richard
Hemp, Mary C. Rizzolo the University of Colorado. “Established in 1982 to investigate the determinants of
public spending for mental retardation/developmental disabilities (MR/DD) services in the United States, the project
maintains a 28-year longitudinal record of revenue, spending, and programmatic trends in the 50 states, the District of
Columbia, and the United States as a whole. Analysis of the rich detail of the data base reveals the impact over time of
federal and state fiscal policy, and illustrates important service delivery trends in the states in community living, public and
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private residential institutions, family support, supported employment, supported living, Medicaid Waivers, demographics,
and related areas. These financial and programmatic trends are presented in The State of the States in Developmental
Disabilities: 2005, by David Braddock, Richard Hemp, Mary C. Rizzolo, and Diane Coulter, Laura Haffer, Micah Thompson.
Please send an e-mail here to receive a copy of this new report. The State of the States project has produced over 170
articles contributing to the field's understanding of the evolving character of developmental disabilities service delivery
systems in the United States: including 8 books, 28 book chapters, 49 journal articles, 67 monographs and technical reports,
9 congressional and judicial testimonies, and 10 newsletters and brief reports. A list of our publications is available on this
web site. The project's research findings have also been disseminated through an extensive program of 439 presentations
delivered in 43 states and seven foreign countries. A list of the fifty states and the District of Columbia provides links to four
pages of graphs and tables for each of the states and the United States.
https://www.cu.edu/ColemanInstitute/stateofthestates/aboutSOS.html.”

                                                     News Articles
California budget cutters look at tax breaks
Sacramento Bee Sunday, March 23, 2008
By Judy Lin
Each year Californians benefit from an estimated $50 billion in tax breaks, deductions for everything
from conducting business research to raising children. But as California faces at least an $8 billion state
budget shortfall this summer, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers have begun
focusing on those deductions, credits and exemptions – what budget wonks call "tax expenditures" – to
help balance the books. State leaders are battling over how to solve the budget, with Democrats pushing
to increase revenue and GOP lawmakers advocating only cuts. The governor and lawmakers have yet to
embrace a specific tax break, but both sides are analyzing the possibilities. The conversation isn't likely
to stop there. Assembly Democrats proposed – and Schwarzenegger's fellow Republicans in the lower
house rejected – taxes on oil production and profits. Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, last week raised the
possibility of taxing services. "There's a lot of changes that are happening in California and all over the
United States," Schwarzenegger said Wednesday while promoting budget changes. "I mean, we are
missing a lot out there. There's whole new economies that are developing, service-oriented economies."

But as yet there is no agreement on some of the less sweeping revisions to tax breaks, such as those
suggested by the Legislature's nonpartisan fiscal adviser, Elizabeth Hill. Hill said the state could
achieve better taxing and spending balance by tweaking 12 tax policies that could generate $2.7 billion
in annual revenue. Among her proposals: • Reduce the state income tax exemption for each dependent
from $294 to $94 because the 10-year-old law, Hill said, mostly benefits taxpayers making $50,000 or
more. • Limit the research and development credit that a company may claim in one year to two-thirds
of its tax liability so that more businesses contribute to the state treasury. • Extend from 90 days to one
year the time a yacht, recreational vehicle or plane must be kept out of state in order for the purchaser to
avoid paying sales tax. The politics of tax expenditures are evolving. Democrats want taxes to be part of
the budget solution but don't support all of Hill's ideas. Legislative Republicans say easing or repealing
tax breaks amounts to raising taxes, which they oppose. Schwarzenegger, who says he opposes tax
increases, has a different definition…
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/805406.html

Gap in Life Expectancy Widens for the Nation
New York Times March 23, 2008
By Robert Pear
WASHINGTON — New government research has found ―large and growing‖ disparities in life
expectancy for richer and poorer Americans, paralleling the growth of income inequality in the last two
decades. Life expectancy for the nation as a whole has increased, the researchers said, but affluent
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people have experienced greater gains, and this, in turn, has caused a widening gap. One of the
researchers, Gopal K. Singh, a demographer at the Department of Health and Human Services, said ―the
growing inequalities in life expectancy‖ mirrored trends in infant mortality and in death from heart
disease and certain cancers. The gaps have been increasing despite efforts by the federal government to
reduce them. One of the top goals of ―Healthy People 2010,‖ an official statement of national health
objectives issued in 2000, is to ―eliminate health disparities among different segments of the
population,‖ including higher- and lower-income groups and people of different racial and ethnic
background. Dr. Singh said last week that federal officials had found ―widening socioeconomic
inequalities in life expectancy‖ at birth and at every age level.

…While researchers do not agree on an explanation for the widening gap, they have suggested many
reasons, including these: ¶Doctors can detect and treat many forms of cancer and heart disease because
of advances in medical science and technology. People who are affluent and better educated are more
likely to take advantage of these discoveries. ¶Smoking has declined more rapidly among people with
greater education and income. ¶Lower-income people are more likely to live in unsafe neighborhoods, to
engage in risky or unhealthy behavior and to eat unhealthy food. ¶Lower-income people are less likely
to have health insurance, so they are less likely to receive checkups, screenings, diagnostic tests,
prescription drugs and other types of care. Even among people who have insurance, many studies have
documented racial disparities…―The recent trend of growing disparities in health status is not
inevitable,‖ she said. ―From 1966 to 1980, socioeconomic disparities declined in tandem with a decline
in mortality rates.‖ The creation of Medicaid and Medicare, community health centers, the ―war on
poverty‖ and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 all probably contributed to the earlier narrowing of health
disparities, Professor Krieger said. Robert E. Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at
the conservative Heritage Foundation, said one reason for the growing disparities might be ―a very
significant gap in health literacy‖ — what people know about diet, exercise and healthy lifestyles…
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/us/23health.html?_r=1&ref=health&oref=slogin

Disabled housing project to get another chance
Jackson County Chronicle March 17, 2008
By Chris Hardie
A proposed apartment complex in the city of Black River Falls for residents with developmental
disabilities that was rejected in January is back for another round. Ted Hakala, vice president with
Lutheran Social Services, said he is appealing the Black River Falls Plan Commission's Jan. 30 decision
to reject a request for a conditional use to construct an eight-unit apartment building. The commission
voted 5-2 to reject the request to build on two lots directly north of Black River Auto Sales on Alder
Street. A public hearing on the appeal before the commission will be at March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in city
hall. "It's the same location and nothing really has changed," Hakala said. "We're requesting the same
variances. We don't think the Plan Commission gave it fair consideration. We're going back to see if
they will take a closer look at it." Some of the neighbors who appeared at the Jan. 30 meeting said they
were opposed to the project; with a few making direct comments about not wanting disabled individuals
living in their neighborhood. In an interview after that meeting, Hakala said the neighbor's wishes would
factor into his decision about whether to appeal.

"Part of me says I'd like to do it, but the other part tells me we would have individuals living in
neighborhoods who don't want them there," Hakala said in early February. "But part of my job is to
advocate for people who don't have a strong voice in the community." While he hopes to receive
approval from the city to start the project, Hakala said Monday there is no guarantee it would be built.
Final funding would need to be approved by the Housing and Urban Development. "This is still in the
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early stages," Hakala said. "The application to HUD is a very competitive process. All of the previous
variances sought by LSS are back on the table. Bill Arndt, Black River Falls city administrator, said the
lots sought by LSS required various approvals by the city. The lots were each 85 feet and the city
requires 100 feet to build a multi-family structure. Since the lots were zoned residential R-3, anything
more than four units requires a conditional use permit…Hakala said after the January vote that he
perhaps didn't clarify enough the concept of independent living. He said all of the residents would need
to be capable of staying by themselves. None would have live-in caretakers and all would have access to
support, depending on their abilities. "One of the fears that I heard was the housing would turn into
something else, like people who are sex offenders," Hakala said. "That's simply not the case. If we
receive funding from HUD, we can't change the population."
http://www.jacksoncountychronicle.com/articles/2008/03/17/news/00lead.txt

Resist cutting special ed
Eureka Times-Standard March 19, 2008
Donna Currier, Humboldt-Del Norte SELPA, McKinleyville
For the first time in state history, the governor is proposing a real cut -- $189 million -- to federally
mandated special education programs for the nearly 700,000 students with disabilities in our state and
the 3,350 students in Humboldt-Del Norte Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA). The
proposed cuts come at a critical time when our schools are attempting to close the achievement gap,
especially for children with disabilities. The cuts come at a time when we are attempting to provide
intensive early intervention services to the increased number of young children being diagnosed with
autism (one in 150 children are now being diagnosed with autism).

Because special education is a federally mandated program, services will still be provided to students
with disabilities; however, the cost will have to be absorbed using other school funds (which are also
proposed to be cut by over 10 percent). If state funding for special education is cut, our schools will be
faced with untenable choices that hurt all children! The decisions made by legislators and the governor
can forever impact the lives of children with disabilities and their families. We urge them to resist
cutting education programs for our most vulnerable population, our children!
http://www.times-standard.com//ci_8622524?IADID=Search-www.times-standard.com-www.times-
standard.com

Drinking while pregnant risks autism in babies
The Sunday Times (United Kingdom) March 23, 2008
By Sarah-Kate Templeton, Health Editor
Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy may be putting their babies at risk of developing autism,
according to new research. The consultant psychiatrist who alerted the medical profession to the finding
that drinking while pregnant can give babies a condition called fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) has now
found that the consumption of alcohol by expecting mothers can also cause autism. The research is the
first to suggest that autism may be triggered by the child’s mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
The findings will heighten concern about the increase in alcohol consumption among women of
childbearing age. More than half of all mothers drink alcohol while pregnant, according to the
Department of Health. This week the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence will issue a
new warning about the dangers.

A recent survey showed 8% of women aged 18 to 24 had consumed at least 35 units of alcohol, the
equivalent of about 15 glasses of wine, during the previous week. Binge drinking among young women
has resulted in the number of alcohol-related deaths in women aged 35 to 54 doubling between 1991 and
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2005. Earlier this year, the British Medical Association warned that the increase in alcohol consumption
by young women will be reflected in a rise in drinking during pregnancy and, subsequently, will put
more babies at risk of being damaged by alcohol while in the womb. Raja Mukherjee, consultant
psychiatrist at Surrey Borders Partnership NHS trust, has spent the past 18 months examining children
who have been damaged by their mother’s drinking during pregnancy and found that a high proportion
of them have autism. The research has been presented at scientific meetings. Mukherjee, who has
presented his findings to medical colleagues, declined to discuss them in detail before their publication
in a medical journal but said: ―Genetic conditions are by far the most common cause of autism but that
is not to say that other things cannot cause it, and prenatal alcohol appears, possibly, to be [a cause].
―Unlike genetic conditions, this is 100% preventable.‖ …
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article3602704.ece

                                    Funding Opportunities
CNCS - Corporation for National and Community Service Martin Luther King Jr. Day of
Service FY 2009 Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=41039

ED - U.S. Department of Education Evaluation of State and District Evaluation
Programs and Policies CFDA 84.305E Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17055

ED - U.S. Department of Education Special Education Research CFDA 84.324A-1
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17060

ED - U.S. Department of Education Special Education Research CFDA 84.324A-2
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17062

ED - U.S. Department of Education Special Education Research Training CFDA 84.324B
Modification 1
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17063

HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Services Adminis. Program Supplement to Center for Mental Health Services Suicide
Prevention Resource Center Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17256

NSF - National Science Foundation Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities
Modification 3
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=14823

HHS - Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Services Adminis. Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and
Universities Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=17271


                       The Arc of the United States, in partnership with GrantStation, brings you the
                       GrantStation Insider each week. The GrantStation Insider provides you with the
                       latest information on new funding programs, upcoming grant deadlines,
                       conferences, trainings, and relevant information for grantseekers. The Arc of
                       California Monday Morning Memo includes a small clipping of resources from
 the GrantStation Insider, visit their website to learn more: GrantStation.com.
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Grants Honor Community Volunteers
Reader's Digest Foundation: Make It Matter
The Reader's Digest Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities and promoting efforts that encourage individuals to
make a positive difference in their communities. The Make It Matter program, the Foundation's newest initiative, honors
individuals who are taking action and giving back to their communities in a significant way. Each month, through 2008,
Reader's Digest magazine will profile an individual who has made a significant contribution to his or her community.
Considering the subject of the selected story, the Foundation will select an appropriate nonprofit organization and grant
$100,000 to that organization in honor of the person featured in the story. Nominations for the Make It Matter program may be
submitted online through the website listed above at any time during the next ten months.

Homeownership Programs Funded
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation is committed to increasing homeownership through the development of affordable
housing in communities throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Homeownership Grant Program offers support to
nonprofit housing organizations that have demonstrated the ability to create homeownership opportunities for low- to
moderate-income families. Grants are provided in the following categories: Construction/Rehab; Home Repairs; Education,
Counseling, and Prevention; and Subsidies. Requests for construction or land acquisitions are not considered. The remaining
application deadlines for 2008 are May 1 and August 1. Visit the website listed above for details on each of the grantmaking
categories.

Support for Community Programs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia
Foster's Community Grants
Foster's Community Grants, a program of the Foster's Group, a global company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia,
provides support to nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, and Australia for community-building projects.
Grants are provided in the following focus areas: wellness, including both physical and mental health; culture, including artistic,
sporting, and educational activities; and the environment, including all aspects of the natural environment. Online applications
will be accepted from April 7 to May 23, 2008. Visit the website listed above to download more information about the grant
program.

Grants Promote Investor Education Programs
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects that give investors the tools
they need to better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing. In 2008, the Foundation is
especially interested in applications that focus on the following areas: new marketing and distribution channels for financial
and investor education, helping Americans manage their finances and investments in retirement, meeting the financial and
investor education needs of underserved audiences, and using behavioral finance to improve saving and investing. Successful
projects should be highly practical and serve large numbers of Americans. Nonprofit organizations and public colleges and
universities in the United States are invited to submit Project Concept Forms by May 2 or July 12, 2008. Visit the website listed
above to review the grant program guidelines.

Funds Target Progressive Programs
Educational Foundation of America
The mission of the Educational Foundation of America is to improve individual lives and surroundings through education and
awareness, in hopes of bettering humanity and the world we inhabit. The Foundation provides grants to progressive nonprofit
organizations throughout the United States that offer specific programs with broad impact. The Foundation’s areas of interest
include, but are not limited to, the environment, reproductive freedom, theatre, education, medicine, drug policy reform,
democracy, peace and national security issues, and human services. Online letters of inquiry are accepted at any time through
the website listed above.

Education and Health Programs Supported
GE Healthcare Charitable Giving Program
The GE Healthcare Charitable Giving Program provides support to nonprofit organizations in the United States that focus on
youth education and/or promote healthy lives. For the Youth Education grant category, the focus is on underserved
communities with low graduation rates; core competencies (math, science, reading, writing); arts in education; and early
childhood development programs. For the Healthy Lives grant category, the focus is on childhood obesity; women’s
healthcare; and cancer, heart disease, and diabetes prevention and education programs. Online applications are due quarterly
(February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1). An application eligibility quiz is available on the website listed above.

                                                  Grantmaker Updates
                           National and Regional Awards, Fellowships, and Requests for Proposals


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NW Funds for Social Justice
Social Justice Fund Northwest is accepting applications for its Basic Grants program.

Awards Encourage HOPE
The application period for the 2008 HOPE Awards is now open.

Foundation Offers Handy Support for Museums
The Coby Foundation is accepting applications for the Exhibition Grant Initiative for Museums in the Mid-Atlantic and New
England.

ING Awards Sing for the Unsung
ING is accepting applications for the 2008 ING Unsung Heroes Awards.

GTECH Supports After-School Programs
GTECH offers the After School Advantage program to nonprofit organizations and public schools in company communities
across the U.S.




To view additional funding opportunities on an ongoing basis visit the Funding News Section of the Quality Mall. The
Quality Mall is maintained by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota with
support from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Human Services
Research Institute and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.qualitymall.org/funding/index.asp

                                                   Career Ladder
The Arc of California posts job announcements in the Career Ladder section every week because we would like
to contribute to steering quality candidates to professional positions that support people with disabilities and we
are trying to communicate to Direct Support Professionals that there is a real “career ladder” in their chosen
profession.

Position: Executive Director, The Arc of the United States
Description: The incoming executive will inherit a mature organization with a pioneering history at the forefront of
work for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a large membership base and a nationwide
network of affiliates. Building on its 58-year legacy, the board is committed to keeping The Arc vibrant and
focused on the needs of our constituency as those needs change and the service landscape evolves. Our new
executive director will have the opportunity to lead an exciting initiative to take a top-to-bottom look at the needs
of our membership, chapters and other affiliates and then realign The Arc in light of the findings. Toward this end,
the board has identified the following priorities for the first 12 to 18 months of the incoming executive’s tenure (not
necessarily in priority order):
     Forge strong relationships with The Arc’s constituencies at all levels – members, state and local chapter
         leaders, the board, staff, stakeholders, affiliates and collaboration partners.
     Work with the Task Force on Membership and Affiliation to complete their membership study. Work with
         the board of directors to develop a strategic plan that builds on the findings. Begin to align the
         organization with the new strategic plan.
     Maintain the high degree of quality and effectiveness of The Arc’s current portfolio of services.
     Invest time in establishing a base and work with the board and staff to move the organization forward
         through visionary leadership.
     Continue to develop the national identity of the organization, building the brand identity.
     Continue to build a strong staff and quality infrastructure.
Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The Arc offers a competitive and
comprehensive benefits package.
How to Apply: To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: TheArc@transitionguides.com.
Other inquiries should be addressed to: The Arc Search Committee, c/o TransitionGuides, 1751 Elton Rd, Suite
204, Silver Spring, MD 20903. Phone: (301) 439-6635 Fax: (301) 439-6638. Resume reviews begin
immediately. EO/AA. The Arc is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity and national origin,
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age, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religious affiliation. Full description visit:
http://www.thearc.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?&pid=206&srcid=183.

Position: Director of Corporate Relations, The Arc of the United States
Description: The Arc of the United States, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization advocating for
service and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is seeking exceptional candidates
for the position of Director Corporate Relations. The Arc is looking for an experienced professional to increase
corporate support through contributions, program sponsorships, cause marketing and affinity programs. This is a
great opportunity for a highly creative, entrepreneurial fundraising or marketing profession with a track record in
attracting corporate support. A minimum of Five years of related experience, bachelors degree, exceptional
communications skill are essential. Please send a cover letter, salary history and resume in confidence to
humanresources@thearc.org.
Salary: Competitive
How to Apply: Send resume to humanresources@thearc.org.

Position: Family Home Agency Services Manager (Orange County Arc in Los Angeles)
Description: We are looking to expand our Family Home Agency services in the Lanterman Regional Center
catchment area. This person will run our "soon to be" Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate will be self
motivated, with an entrepreneurial spirit, will have a Bachelor's Degree; a minimum of three years experience
working with the developmentally disabled population, have at least 2 years experience as a manager.
Residential experience with the DD population is preferred, but not mandatory. Must possess marketing skills and
the ability to work independently. Experience working with challenged populations i.e. troubled youth, mentally ill,
drug and alcohol addictions, will be considered.
Salary: Salary $40K to $44K based on qualifications. Plus incentives.
Benefits include, two weeks vacation, 12 holidays and 5 sick day per year. Health and dental insurance paid for
employee.
How to Apply: So if you know someone living in the Los Angeles or nearby areas who may be interested, please
have them contact Mike Robinson at (714) 744-5301 X 143, or email resume to mrobinson@orangecountyarc.org

Position: Executive Director, Sherwood Community Services
Description: Provide ongoing financial management planning oversight. Present an annual agency budget for
approval by the Board. Ensure the agency operates efficiently and within its annual budget. Work to develop new
avenues for funding and monitor existing revenues. Pilot the agencies strategic plan and provide ongoing
evaluation of agency services. Negotiate contracts for agency services while continually evaluating agency
policies and procedures ensuring compliance with applicable laws and contract expectations. Provide Board of
Directors with timely information and analysis on matters pertinent to the agency to enable them to fulfill their
policy-making responsibilities. Employ high ethical standards and establish credibility throughout the organization
as an effective problem solver. Supervise the collaborative leadership of senior management staff and advance
the continuing development of all staff. Advocate and provide leadership to national, state and local policymakers
on disabilities issues. Stays current on national, state and local legislation. Serve as spokesperson for the agency
and acts as liaison for Sherwood Community Services within the community and with other agencies. Cultivate
Board, community and donor relations.
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits.
How to Apply: Position open until filled. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Executive Hiring
Committee, Sherwood Community Services, Fax(425) 335-1894, E-Mail: sherwood@sherwoodcs.org, 402 91st
Ave. N.E., Lake Stevens, Washington 98258.

Position: Development Consultant The Achievable Foundation
Description: The Achievable Foundation seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Development Consultant whose
primary focus includes design, planning, implementation and management of all development activities and
fundraising efforts. As an independent contractor, this individual will work with staff and the board of directors to
support Achievable mission of significantly improving the quality of life of low-income children and adults who
have a developmental disability such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy and/or epilepsy. The
Achievable Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to bridge the gap in services for people with
developmental disabilities and help families overcome the financial challenges of obtaining services. The
Achievable Foundation is committed to four key areas that support people with disabilities to achieve their


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greatest potential: 1) access to health care, 2) emergency support, 3) mobility and communication, and 4)
Outreach.
Salary: Excellent hourly rate, commensurate with experience
How to Apply: For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to: jobs@achievable.org or mail to: The
Achievable Foundation, Attn: Jobs – Ida S., 5901 Green Valley Circle, Suite 320, Culver City, CA 90230.

Position: Chief   Executive Officer, National Association of Councils on Developmental
Disabilities
Description: The Chief Executive Officer manages the programmatic and financial operations of the National
Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) to accomplish the goals and objectives of the
Association as determined by the Member Councils. The Chief Executive Officer will demonstrate national
leadership and public policy experience in advocating with and on behalf of individuals with developmental
disabilities and their families using the values of inclusion and self-determination.
Salary: The NACDD offers an excellent salary and benefit package, which is comparable to other Associations
within its size and budget. NACDD encourages people with disabilities and people representing other minority
groups to apply. NACDD is an equal opportunity employer.
How To Apply: Submit a cover letter describing the reasons for interest in the position, a resume of relevant
experience, and contact information for 3 references via mail or e-mail to: CEO Search, National Association of
Councils on Developmental Disabilities, 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 650B, Alexandria, VA 22314. Or:
CEOResume@nacdd.org NACDD will not pay for travel expenses to the interview. Out of state interviews will be
conducted via telephone. NACDD will not pay for moving expenses for individuals needing to relocate.




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