Every two years, Special Olympics athletes come together to compete at the Special Olympics World Games. Over 7,000 athletes from around the world will gather in Los Angeles this summer to show the true meaning of courage, joy, and determination. Athletes will be competing in a variety of different sports at venues throughout Los Angeles. Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports. Around 500,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s World Games. The games commence on July 25, 2015 and are free to attend. Learn more about the 2015 Special Olympics World Games here.
TCRC communities have stepped up as “Host Towns” for the games in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. Check out this Host Town web page and video. About 30,000 World volunteers are needed to support the host towns and athletes in creating a memorable and unique experience. Regardless of skills or background, there are volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups. Learn more about volunteering for the Special Olympics World Games here.Other ways to support the games include fundraising, corporate sponsorship, or donating to a Host Town. Click here for more information about how to get involved. Join us this summer in supporting and celebrating our Olympians!
Please Join Us! Informational Night & POS Expenditure Presentation - View Flyer
All Held at TCRC Offices
Tuesday, March 10th in San Luis Obispo View Location on Map3450 Broad StreetSan Luis Obispo, CA 93401(805) 543-2833
Tuesday, March 24th in Santa Barbara (Annex) View Location on Map505 East Montecito StreetSanta Barbara, CA 93103(805) 962-7881
Thursday, March 26th in Oxnard View Location on Map2401 East Gonzales RoadOxnard, CA 93036 (805) 485-3177
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pmBe sure to check our website for updated information:www.tri-counties.org
• Informational Night with representatives from:
*TCRC (service coordination, Early Start, behavioral services, private insurance)
*Family Resource Centers
*State Council on Developmental Disabilities Central Coast
• Light meal served
• Meeting facilitation
• Child care may be available (reservations required)
• Spanish translation will be provided
Three Additional Meetings
These additional meetings will be held in local community settings at other locations in TCRC’s catchment area including:
• Santa Paula
• Santa Maria/Lompoc
• Grover Beach/Arroyo Grande/Paso Robles
Locations, dates and times to be finalized soon.
• 5:30 Light Meal Served
• 6:00 Data Presentation
• 6:20 Small Group Discussions to Gather Input
• 6:50 Closing Remarks
• 7:00 Adjourn
Representatives from TCRC, Family Resource Centers, and State Council on Developmental Disabilities Central Coast will be available after the presentation until 8:00 pm to meet with people.
MARCH 26 - 28, 2015, MARRIOTT MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA
A CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY, SCHOOL & REGIONAL CENTER STAFF & FIRST RESPONDERS
Learn more at www.EpilepsySummitCA.org
March 26, 2015 • All Day
This conference provides an overview about epilepsy and the basics of caring for someone with epilepsy in school and in the community. Attendees will learn how to recognize different types of seizures and administer seizure first aid, while also gaining a better understanding about epilepsy, the
treatments, and the impact on a person and family. This event is designed for professionals who care for individuals with epilepsy and their families as part of their work responsibilities.
- Basics of the Epilepsies
- Seizure Triggers
- Seizure First Aid
- Epileptic & Non-Epileptic Seizures (video examples)
- Treatments: Medication, Diet, Neuromodulation and Surgery
- Emergency Rescue Medication
- Impact & Challenges for Individual and Family
– Breakout Groups
*Meeting start times vary, contact the local office for times.
January 14, 2015 - San Luis Obispo
March 11, 2015 - Santa Barbara
May 27, 2015 - Simi Valley
July 15, 2015 - Santa Maria
September 23, 2015 - Oxnard
October 14, 2015 - Atascadero
Omar Noorzad, Ph.D., Executive Director and the Directors’ Group of Tri-Counties Regional Center will be hosting the town hall public forums.
This time is set aside to answer questions and get acquainted with persons receiving services, family members, service providers and other community partners. Please join us and bring your questions! For more information, please feel free to contact our office at: 805-844-7215