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					                      Monday Morning Memo, May 16, 2011, www.thearcca.org/2.html
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                                                                               …The Week Ahead

Monday May 16, 2011
We will be participating in the UCLA Tarjan Center Advisory Committee to review the
website accessibility and for future planning for the committee. View their new website at:
http://www.semel.ucla.edu/tarjan.

The Governor‘s budget will be released at 11 am to include a budget version that doesn‘t
have revenues associated with the extension of the current tax base. The Governor is
calling for $15 billion in revenues to be matched with the budget cuts already approved
through the Democrat majority legislature. The Republican leadership has pointed to the
state‘s more positive revenue outcome in the state as evidence of why continuing the tax
extension is not necessary. View the DDS estimates and the new trailer bill language at:
http://www.dds.ca.gov/Budget/Home.cfm.

Several members of The Arc will be visiting, helping, and praying for our member Shannon
who is in the hospital in critical care. Shannon‘s mom, Sandy Waterbury, is an executive
officer on The Arc California‘s board of directors and member of the Ventura chapter.

Tuesday May 17, 2011
We will be meeting by conference call to review the outcomes from the most recent Autism
NOW conference. We are collaborating with The Arc Los Angeles Orange County in our
Autism NOW conference in Los Angeles in July. To learn more about the Autism NOW
project visit our site at: http://autismnow.org/

We‘ll be participating in the State Executive Directors of The Arc conference call to discuss
public policy actions across the nation for people with developmental disabilities and their
families.

We‘ll be participating in the, "Health, Education, and Income in an Age of Austerity"
presentation from 12:00 pm — 1:30 p.m. at the California State Association of Counties
Conference Center 1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento. The session features Peter
Manzo, President and CEO, United Ways of California, Daniel Weintraub, Editor,
HealthyCal.org, Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, Co-authors, A Portrait of California,
Michael Genest, Capitol Matrix Consulting, former Director, California Department of
Finance, and Jean Ross, Executive Director, California Budget Project. This first-ever
California Human Development Report ranks well-being of Californians in 233 neighborhood
and county groups, by race, ethnicity, nativity, and gender.

Wednesday May 18, 2011
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We‘ll be holding a statewide budget update for the membership of The Arc and United
Cerebral Palsy in California.

Thursday May 19, 2011
Californians for Olmstead, a project of the California Foundation for Independent Living
Centers, conducting a training, ―There's No Place Like Home, The HUD HOME Investment
Partnership Presents an Opportunity to Support Housing for People Transitioning From
Institutions.‖ Steve Gold, ADA Attorney will be presenting from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. The
Implementing Olmstead training series is intended especially for advocates. This free
training is open to anyone who shares the goals and values of the Supreme Court's 1999
Olmstead decision and the supports the rights of people with disabilities to full participation
in community life. The trainings will be live, interactive webinars including real time
captioning and screen reader access (for information on using JAWS or Window Eyes, please
read the system requirements). To register go to: www.train.californiansforolmstead.org ,
Contact: Laurel Mildred, laurel@cfilc.org.

Friday May 20, 2011
The State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Start will be meeting from 8:30 am to
11:30 am by conference call. The agenda includes: a report on the ICC Activities
Supplement for the ICC Annual Report FFY 2009-2010, Infant Family Early Childhood Mental
Health Training Guidelines, Agency Reports (First 5 California, Departments of Public Health,
Alcohol & Drug Programs, Mental Health, Managed Health Care, Developmental Services,
Education, Health Care Services, Social Services), Public Input, and the review of the Draft
Guide for Early Start Service Coordinators to Request Authorization from Private Insurance.
To participate in the call dial 877- 413 – 2826, Participation Code: 7116863559.

                                                        …The Arc UCP Bill File Schedule

Monday May 16, 2011
SENATE - APPROPRIATIONS
KEHOE, Chair 10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
SB 11 (Anderson) Registered warrants.
SB 120 (Anderson) State funds: registered warrants.
SB 453 (Correa) Pupil rights: bullying: school safety plans: suspension and expulsion.
SB 462 (Blakeslee) Special education: special education advocates: certification.
SB 472 (Correa) Early intervention services: assessments.

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY FLOOR - SECOND READING FILE
#6 AB 679   (Allen) Land use: housing element.
#12 AB 1103 (Huffman) Land use: housing element.
#14 AB 1216 (Fuentes) Land use: notice of proposed change: assisted housing developments.
#21 AB 62   (Monning) Medi-Cal: dual eligibles: pilot projects.
#92 AB 876 (Valadao) In-Home Supportive Services program.        (A-2011-03-31)

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY FLOOR - THIRD READING FILE
#104 AB 483 (Torres) Housing finance. Oppose - Unless Amended

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#110 AB 312 (Lowenthal, Bonnie) Civil rights: homeless persons. Support, - Criminal
Justice & Civil Rights
#122 AB 542 (Allen) Land use: housing element: regional housing need.
#158 AB 683 (Ammiano) Homelessness. Support - With Amendments - Housing
#184 AB 332 (Butler) Elder abuse.      Support

CALIFORNIA SENATE FLOOR - THIRD READING FILE
#52 SB 184 (Leno) Land use: zoning regulations.
#62 SB 930 (Evans) In-home supportive services: enrollment and fingerprinting
requirements. Support

Wednesday May 18, 2011
ASSEMBLY - APPROPRIATIONS
FUENTES, CHAIR 9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202
AB 40 (Yamada) Elder abuse: reporting.
AB 641      (Feuer) Long-term health care facilities: civil penalties.

                                                                                 …Action Alerts

                             The Arc and UCP in California (Greg deGiere, Public Policy
                             Director)

                                                     SENATE FLOOR ALERT
                               SB 930 (Evans) – IHSS: Enrollment & Fingerprinting Requirements

                              The undersigned organizations are members of the IHSS Coalition and
                              are SB 930 by Senator Evans which would repeal the statutes that
require (1) IHSS consumers to be fingerprinted, (2) fingerprinting on timesheets by the provider and
consumer, and (3) prohibition for providers to use a P.O. Box on IHSS forms.

The IHSS program provides in-home personal care and domestic services to low-income
Californians who are blind, aged, or who have disabilities, and who need the services to stay
safely at home. Approximately 410,000 Californians receive IHSS services from an estimated
357,000 providers. The program is responsible for low usage of California‘s Medi-Cal home
health care services compared to other states and for lack of growth of Medi-Cal nursing
facility beds. It has been a cost-effective model for other states, and has been the
cornerstone of the independent living movement.

In 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger persuaded the legislature to adopt the ―IHSS Anti-Fraud
Initiative to strengthen efforts to detect, prevent and reduce fraud in the IHSS program.
The anti-fraud initiative has ten separate components: (1) new Provider Enrollment
requirements, (2) fingerprinting and criminal background checks for all providers, (3)
increased data matching with jail, death and other official records to eliminate fraudulent
claims, (4) provider acknowledgement of delivering services, (5) provider orientations, (6)
unannounced home visits, (7) fraud training for county staff, (8) prohibition on the use of
post office boxes by providers on IHSS forms, (9) fingerprinting consumers, and (10)
fingerprints of consumer and provider on each timesheet.

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                                                                       Tony Anderson, Executive Director
The purported purpose of the fingerprints is to ensure the identity of the applicant and to
prevent duplicate aid – people receiving IHSS under more than one name or in more than one
county. CDSS representatives have testified before budget committees in both the Assembly
and Senate that they planned to purchase fingerprint imaging devices costing $5,000 each.
These "MorphoTrak" devices have been used by the military in Iraq and can fingerprint, snap
a photo and transfer data instantaneously. If deployed statewide, the state would need a
minimum of 1,000 of these devices at an estimated cost of $41.6 million.                The
administration and the Department of Social Services have yet to identify any instances of
duplicate aid (the problem they were trying were to solve), or that fingerprinting provides
any kind of solution. In the absence of that evidence or information, it's a waste of $41.6
million in taxpayer money.

Fingerprinting on timesheets is not an effective anti-fraud tool. IHSS consumers and
providers would be self-affixing their fingerprint to the designated area on the timesheet.
There is a high likelihood of errors and smudges. It is unlikely that the fingerprint image will
have sufficient quality to be used for any purpose in the legal system and CDSS has testified
that they cannot legally compare timesheet fingerprint to the original fingerprint.

No evidence was ever offered to connect post office boxes with fraud. In fact, there are
many valid reasons that IHSS providers use P.O. Boxes. There are thousands of IHSS
providers who live in rural parts of the state where P.O. Box mail delivery is the only means
for receiving mail. Other providers must utilize P.O. Box mail delivery because their
relatives, landlords or roommates do not allow them to get mail sent to their residence. How
are care givers, who live in rural areas with no at home mail delivery, going to receive their
check? Why are caregivers who use PO Boxes subjected to extra barriers in order to comply
with all the new rules? This prohibition makes no sense and should be repealed.

We respectfully urge an ―Aye‖ vote on SB 930.

Sincerely,

AARP-California
Access to Independence
ACLU of Southern California
California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)
California Association of Public Authorities (CAPA)
California Church IMPACT
California Council of the Blind
Congress of California Seniors
Californians for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR)
California Foundation for Independent Living (CFILC)
California IHSS Consumer Alliance (CICA)
California Senior Legislature
California Disability Community Action network (CDCAN)
California United Homecare Workers (CUHW)
Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled
Disability Rights California (DRC)
East Bay Community Law Center
Friends Committee on Legislation
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Gray Panthers
Independent Living Resource Center Inc.
Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC)
Marin IHSS Public Authority
National Senior Citizen‘s Law Center
Nevada-Sierra-Plumas Public Authority
Northern California ADAPT
Older Women‘s League
Personal Assistance Services Council of Los Angeles
Resources for Independent Living
The San Diego IHSS Coalition
San Francisco Public Authority
Service Employees International Union – State Council
SEIU United Long Term Care Workers
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
SEIU Local 521
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center | California Office
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy in California in California
Tri-Counties Center for Independent Living
UDW Homecare Providers Union/AFSCME

Greg deGiere
Public Policy Director
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy in California
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-552-6619, ext. 16
916-223-7319 (mobile)
916-441-3494 (fax)
www.TheArcCA.org

National




The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2011
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 5/10/2011
… President Obama said, ―These fine public servants both bring both a depth of experience
and tremendous dedication to their new roles. Our nation will be well-served by these men
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and women, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.‖
President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key
Administration posts:

James T. Brett, Appointee for Chair, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. James T. Brett is the President and CEO of The New England Council, a position
he has held since 1996...

Peter V. Berns, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Peter V. Berns is the Chief Executive Officer of The Arc, a charity federation
with 710 chapters nationwide dedicated to promoting the human rights of people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities. A nationally recognized nonprofit sector leader
and public interest lawyer, Mr. Berns served as the Executive Director of the Maryland
Association of Nonprofit Organizations from 1992 to 2008. In addition, he served as Chief
Executive Officer of the Standards for Excellence Institute from 2004 to 2008 where he
developed Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit
Sector. A frequent lecturer, facilitator, consultant, and trainer, he has served as an adjunct
faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. He was named to the Nonprofit Times Power
and Influence Top 50 list five times in the past decade. Mr. Berns has a B.A. from the
University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. from Georgetown
University Law Center.

Clay Boatright, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Clay Boatright is the President of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Texas, a
non-profit organization which creates opportunities for people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities to be included in their communities and to make the necessary
decisions on issues that affect their lives…

Micki Edelsohn, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Micki Edelsohn is currently the Treasurer of Homes for Life Foundation, a
nonprofit organization she founded in 1999 to build safe and comfortable neighborhood
group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities…

Ann Hardiman, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Ann Hardiman is currently the Executive Director of the New York State
Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA)…

Alison A. Hillman de Velásquez, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People
with Intellectual Disabilities. Alison A. Hillman de Velásquez is Program Officer for the Open
Society Foundations‘ Disability Rights Initiative, where she manages a grant making program
aimed at implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities…

Carl M. La Mell, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Carl M. La Mell is the President and CEO of Clearbrook, a service provider for
individuals with developmental disabilities in Illinois…



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                                                                     Tony Anderson, Executive Director
Annette McKenzie Anderson, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with
Intellectual Disabilities. Annette McKenzie Anderson, Ph.D. is the President & CEO of
Diversified In-Valuable Assistance (DIVA) Enterprises…

Carol Quirk, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Carol Quirk is currently the Co-Executive Director of the Maryland Coalition for
Inclusive Education (MCIE), a non-profit corporation that provides advocacy services to
families and professional development opportunities to schools…

Susana Ramirez, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Susana Ramirez is currently a Special Education Advocate at Disability Rights
Oregon, the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy Agency in Oregon that advocates
for the rights of individuals with disabilities…

Deborah M. Spitalnik, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with
Intellectual Disabilities. Deborah M. Spitalnik, Ph.D. is the founding Executive Director of
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at New Jersey Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School, where she is also a Professor of Pediatrics…

Lillian Sugarman, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Lillian Sugarman is currently Director of the Early Head Start National Resource
Center at ZERO TO THREE (ZTT), an organization that informs, trains, and supports
professionals, policy makers and families in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and
toddlers…

Liz Weintraub, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Elizabeth Weintraub currently works for the American Association of University
Centers on Disabilities. She also serves as a consultant for the National Children‘s Center,
and for the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL)…

Carol Wheeler, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with Intellectual
Disabilities. Carol Wheeler most recently coordinated the Washington chapter of Project
Children and founded the Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership…

Sheryl White-Scott, Appointee for Member, President‘s Committee for People with
Intellectual Disabilities. Sheryl White-Scott is currently the Associate Director of Community
Health Services for the medically frail at AHRC/New York City and Medical Director for
Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services...

                                                                  …Project Status Report

Advocacy Training
The Lanterman Regional Center Service Coordination Advocacy Training, Navigating the
Special Needs System SCAT:
Session 1 ~ Overview of the Regional Center System, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9
p.m., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ~ The Lanterman Act ~ What It Means for Clients and Families

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Presenter: Edward Perez, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ~ Regional Center Funding ~ Where Does the
Money Come From and Where Does It Go? Presenter: Patrick Aulicino

Session 2 ~ Developing a Partnership with Your Regional Center, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 7
p.m. to 9 p.m., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ~ You and Your SC ~ How the Partnership Works, Presenter:
Bill Crosson, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ~ Getting to Know the KYRC ~ Helping You Help Yourself,
Presenter: Edward Perez.

Session 3 ~ Lanterman Values in Action, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. ~ How Values Guide Our Work with Clients and Families, Presenter: Edward Perez.

Session 4 ~ Advocacy and the Legislative Process, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ~ The Legislative Process ~ How to Make a Difference, Presenter: Edward
Perez, 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ~ Client and Family Advocacy ~ What You Need to Know to
Better Advocate for Your Child, Presenter: Marc Baca, 8:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. ~ Graduation,
Presenter: Edward Perez, Location: Lanterman Regional Center, 3303 Wilshire Bl. KYRC Rm.,
Los Angeles, California 90010.

Registration and Additional Information: For more information and to register, contact
Edward Perez, Family Support Specialist, 213.252.4986 or EPerez@lanterman.org.

Workforce Development
NADSP Announces New Membership Schedule

Read any newspaper headline from around the country and you will agree that we are facing
a critical juncture in our history of supporting people with disabilities. The economic crisis
from which we are slowly recovering has resulted in an uncertainty of services and funding
cuts in most in states. But one thing remains certain: now, more than ever, people with
disabilities need a stable, competent and committed workforce to directly support and walk
with them in their journey toward a life of opportunity, well-being, freedom and
contribution. Now, more than ever, the work of the National Alliance for Direct Support
Professionals (NADSP) is essential.

Over the last 15 years we have tried to build and keep a professional direct support
workforce, one that is guided by a Code of Ethics and proficient in universal community
support skills. We've offered a three-tiered, voluntary, competency-based credentialing
program in nationally validated community support skill standards and disseminated
information and training tools. With over 3,000 members and maintaining our stance of
union neutrality, we have given voice to nearly 1,000,000 direct support workers across the
country who speak passionately and eloquently about the abilities, desires and needs of the
people they support, as well as their own desires and needs as care givers.

Today, we need your help so we can continue our important work during a very critical time.
NADSP has recently shifted to a "fixed" annual membership enrollment period, which will
begin the month of September of each year. This is very different than our previous "rolling"
system in which members would join at any time of the year, but have to keep track of


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when your membership expires and when dues need to be paid. We believe this new system
will help all of us keep better track of membership status.

A large majority of our members will have their membership term expire between now and
September, so we are offering a special membership opportunity - effective May 1, 2011 -
you can renew your NADSP membership and it will not expire until September 2012 - 16
months of individual membership for only $20.00.

Please help by re-joining today!

Community Organizing
Our Voice, Our Choice, Our Lives, Our Vote! That‘s the theme of this year‘s Annual Disability
Capitol Action Day (DCAD). We want to encourage you and your groups to register for this
year‘s event.

The first 1000 registered participants are guaranteed a free box lunch. Only one person
needs to register from each group. The registration form will ask you if you are the group
leader and if so, how many people are you planning to mobilize.

The Disability Action Coalition encourages you to connect with your local Independent Living
Center to see if they are planning to bring a group to DCAD. The ILC in your area may have
space available to bring you.

Vendors, non-profit and government agencies are encouraged to participate in the outdoor
Resource Fair where your organization‘s information will be available to approximately 2,000
DCAD attendees. Exhibitor booth rate is $175 and the deadline for Resource Fair registration
is Friday, May 13, 2011.

Registration forms and information can be found at, www.disabilityactioncoalition.org.

We‘re looking forward to seeing you in Sacramento on May 25th! The event flyers (English,
Spanish, Chinese and text version) are posted to our website.

Disability Action Coalition

                                                                              …Prevention Activities
The latest Trailer Bill Language on the regional center Prevention Program…
 665 Transfer Reduced Scope Prevention Program to the Family Resource Centers
SECTION 1. Section 4435 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:
(a) The department shall establish a prevention program for at-risk babies. For purposes of this section, ―at-
risk baby‖ means a child under 36 months of age who is otherwise not eligible for the California Early
Intervention Program pursuant to Title 14 (commencing with Section 95000) of the Government Code or
services provided under the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Division 4.5 (commencing with
Section 4500)) and whose genetic, medical, developmental, or environmental history is predictive of a
substantially greater risk for developmental disability than that for the general population, the presence of
which is diagnosed by qualified clinicians.


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(b) This program shall provide intake, assessment, case management, and referral to generic agencies. For
purposes of this section, ―generic agency‖ means any agency that has a legal responsibility to serve the general
public and that is receiving public funds for providing these services.

(c) The department shall allocate to each regional center, subject to appropriation, specific funding for this
program. A regional center's total expenditures for purchasing or providing services under the prevention
program shall not exceed the funding allocated in its contract for this purpose.

 (d) The department shall establish policies and procedures for implementation of the prevention program by
regional centers. These policies and procedures shall define other services included in this program and the
process for appealing denial of eligibility for the prevention program. Babies identified as being at-risk who are
in the prevention program as of June 30, 2011, shall continue in the prevention program until the child reaches
the age of 36 months, the regional center has determined the child is eligible for services under the California
Early Intervention Program pursuant to Title 14 (commencing with Section 95000) of the Government Code or
the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 4500), or June
30, 2012, whichever date is earlier.

(e) Effective July 1, 2011, a regional center shall not refer any at-risk babies to the prevention program
described in this section.

(f) This section shall no longer be in effect as of July 1, 2012.
SEC. 2. Section 4435.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is added to read:
(a) Effective July 1, 2011, the department shall establish a program for at-risk babies. For purposes of this
section, ―at-risk baby‖ means a child under 36 months of age who is otherwise not eligible for the California
Early Intervention Program pursuant to Title 14 (commencing with Section 95000) of the Government Code or
services provided under the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Division 4.5 (commencing with
Section 4500)) and whose genetic, medical, developmental, or environmental history is predictive of a
substantially greater risk for developmental disability than that for the general population, the presence of
which is diagnosed by qualified clinicians.2

(b) Effective July 1, 2011, when a regional center intake and assessment determination is that a baby is an at-
risk baby as defined in subdivision (a), the regional center shall, with parental consent, refer the baby and
family to the family resource center(s) set forth in subdivision (c) for outreach, information, and referral
services.

(c) Effective July 1, 2011, the State Department of Developmental Services shall contract with an organization
representing one or more family resource centers which receive federal funds from Part C of the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. § 1431, et seq.) to provide outreach, information and referral
services to generic agencies for children under 36 months of age who are otherwise not eligible for the
California Early Intervention Program pursuant to Title 14 (commencing with Section 95000) of the Government
Code or services provided under the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Division 4.5
(commencing with Section 4500)). The organization with which the State Department of Developmental
Services contracts shall be a private nonprofit organization that supports families of young children with
intellectual or developmental disabilities, and those at risk of intellectual or developmental disabilities by
ensuring the continuance, expansion, promotion and quality of local family support services, including
coordination, outreach and referral.

Any contracts entered into pursuant to this section shall be exempt from state contracting and procurement
requirements set forth in the Government and Public Contract Codes and shall take effect immediately to
protect the health and safety of the children receiving the services.
(d) The contract described in subdivision (c) shall:
(1) ensure the expeditious delivery of outreach, information and referral
services to at-risk babies; and
(2) require the organization to establish a process with the applicable regional center(s) for referral of the at-
risk baby to the regional center when the family resource center(s) suspects that the child may be eligible for
services pursuant to the California Early Intervention Program or the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities
Services Act.
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SEC. 3. This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or
safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts
constituting the necessity are:

In order to make changes necessary for implementation of the Budget Act of 2011, it is necessary that this act
take effect immediately.

                                                                                     …Upcoming Events

May 19 -20, 2011
Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention will be meeting on Thursday May 19
and 20th, 2011. Thursday's meeting will start at 10 am with the ICC Executive Committee
review of standing committee assignments on ICC priorities, and review of plans for future
meetings followed by the ICC Committee Meetings (Policy Topics, Child & Family Outcomes,
Qualified Personnel, Quality Data) from 1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. On Friday the Full ICC will
meet from 8:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. and will review standing committees and departments will
provide reports. The ICC will vote to approve the ICC Activities Supplement to the ICC
presentation is to be announced. The ICC will hear input from the general public. The ICC
will meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Anaheim-Garden Grove, 12021 Harbor Blvd, Garden
Grove, California 92840.

June 7, 2011
The Collaborative Challenge: Coordinating Services to Children with Cognitive Delays, Mental
Illness, and Behavior Problems, featuring Special Guest Speaker, Scott Gutentag, Ph.D.,
School Psychologist, Diagnostic Center, South. The session will be from 9:00am – 3:00pm,
Pasadena Hilton, 168 South Los Robles Avenue. Please save the date for a dynamic
gathering of professionals supporting children with cognitive delays, mental illness and
behavior problems to find creative service delivery solutions! REGISTER NOW: SPACE IS
LIMITED… www.arcanet.org/conference.php CEUs available for psychologists, social
workers, nurses and MFTs.

                                                  …Recently Released Reports, Studies, etc.

A Portrait of California by the American Human Development Project May 17, 2011.

A Portrait of California goes beyond the state‘s fiscal and budgetary woes to examine the
well-being of its people using the American Human Development Index, a measure based on
official government data in health, education, and living standards. This timely report
introduces the ‗Five Californias‘ to highlight the varied opportunities open to differing
segments of the population, and provides close-up snapshots of major metro areas. The
report also ranks native-born and foreign-born residents for each major ethnic group, as well
as all 233 Census neighborhoods in the state. The report concludes with recommendations
aligned with current fiscal realities for protecting and building upon human development
successes already in place.
A few facts:
     Asian American women in California can expect to live up to 88.6 years, over 18 years
        longer than African American men.

                                                                                         Monday Morning Memo
                                                                                            The Arc of California
                                                                                      May 16, 2011, page 11 of 13
                                                                                Tony Anderson, Executive Director
      A gap of $58,000 in median personal earnings separate the top earners in the Santa
       Clara–Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos area (about $73,000) from the lowest earners in
       the LA–East Adams–Exposition Park area (about $15,000)—a gap double the median
       personal earnings for the country as a whole.
    Just 100 of California‘s nearly 2,500 high schools account for nearly half of the state‘s
       dropouts.
    California‘s Latina women earn the least, at $18,000—earnings on par with those of
       the typical American worker in 1960, half a century ago.
A Portrait of California highlights actions that Californians can take to lock in human
development successes today while setting the stage for significant budget savings and
improved well-being tomorrow. These include investing in public health campaigns and food
subsidies for fruits and vegetables; investing in preschool and targeting the worst performing
high schools with the highest dropout rates; and taking steps to address gender equality and
wage discrimination in the workplace. http://measureofamerica.org/california/

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                                                                                       …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 and People with
Disabilities that there is a real ―career ladder‖ in their chosen profession.

Jobs Page Links: Click Here

       Chief Executive Officer, The Arc of San Francisco

       The Arc of San Francisco was founded in 1951 to offer services to developmentally disabled adults.
       They are a primary resource for people with disabilities in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties,
       serving several hundred clients every day. They have an annual operating budget of $10.5 million and
       employ 186 people. The Arc SF is a local affiliate of a national organization, headquartered in
       Washington, DC, with operations in all 50 states. More information about The Arc of San Francisco can
       be found at www.thearcsf.org.

       Carlson Beck LLC has been retained to conduct a search for a Chief Executive Officer who will be
       responsible for strategic direction, financial strength, community relations, management and
       development of staff, fund development, business operations, and organizational planning.

       We‘re looking for someone with significant management experience in the non-profit sector, including

                                                                                       Monday Morning Memo
                                                                                          The Arc of California
                                                                                    May 16, 2011, page 12 of 13
                                                                              Tony Anderson, Executive Director
at least five years of experience leading/overseeing fundraising programs and five years of managing
staff and program administration. Previous experience in organizations serving developmentally
disabled individuals is highly desirable.

Please direct resumes and inquiries to: Linny Simkin, Principal, Carlson Beck LLC,
linny@carlsonbeck.com.




                                                                                  Monday Morning Memo
                                                                                     The Arc of California
                                                                               May 16, 2011, page 13 of 13
                                                                         Tony Anderson, Executive Director

				
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