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Hill & Woolsey Fire Updates

Updates on evacuations, school and road closures and links to emergency resources.
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Autism Society of CA Survey

Take the survey by Oct 31, learn more...
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Help make regional center services better!

en espanol Do you or a family member receive regional center services? Take our survey here. Let your voice be...
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1st Annual Provider Survey for VAC

Service Providers are invited to provide feedback in the first survey from the Vendor Advisory Committee about 2019 priorities....
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Announcing the New Service Provider Portal

Service Providers will love the new portal! View this post for a PDF guide, YouTube Tutorial and a link to the new Service Provider Portal.
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Public Notice: Caseload Ratio Plan of Correction Discussion

Join us for a discussion about caseload ratios.
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New Art Studio Opens in Santa Barbara

New art studio grand opening Sept 6!
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Self-Determination is on the Way!

On October 1st, DDS will randomly select from the interest list for each regional center. Be sure to get on the list by September 16 ...
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DDS Seeks Members for the Consumer Advisory Committee

The Department of Developmental Services is looking for people with developmental disabilities to apply to become members of the Consumer...
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DATA BREACH AT DDS

We recently learned that the offices of DDS Legal and Audit departments were broken into and vandalized after hours. See...
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Spring TriLine 2018 – From the Executive Director

by TCRC Executive Director Omar Noorzad, Ph.D. Our vigilance and advocacy around budget issues has led to some good news...
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What is the Self-Determination Program?

en español ¿Qué es el Programa de Autodeterminación?  The Self-Determination Program allows for individuals receiving services and/or their families to...
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Law Enforcement and Autism Talk – Parents Invited

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 6:30-8:30pm Location: Tri-Counties Regional Center, 520 E. Montecitio St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Join...
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Communities of Practice (COP) – Simi Valley

PCT Communities of Practice Simi Valley TCRC, Rancho Conference Room 2635 Park Center Dr. Simi Valley, CA 93065 May 17th,...
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Communities of Practice (COP) – Santa Maria

A safe place to practice person centered thinking skills and tools. May 3, July 12 CANCELED, Sept. 13 & Nov....
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California State Legislators for Tri-Counties Area

Contact your local elected representative
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Help make regional center services better!

en espanol Do you or a family member receive regional center services? Take our survey here. Let your voice be heard! The Department of Developmental Services is working with a contractor on a rate study about service provider rates. You can find more information...

Self-Determination is on the Way!

On October 1st, DDS will randomly select from the interest list for each regional center. Be sure to get on the list by September 16 …

DDS Seeks Members for the Consumer Advisory Committee

The Department of Developmental Services is looking for people with developmental disabilities to apply to become members of the Consumer Advisory Committee. The Consumer Advisory Committee provides advice to the Department on policies, programs, legislation, and...

View Online Presentations about Self-Determination

Self-Determination Program The Self Determination Program (SDP) roll-out is approaching! To learn more about this new way of receiving services, view and listen to the online narrated PowerPoint presentations below. Viewing this meets the training requirement to have...

DATA BREACH AT DDS

We recently learned that the offices of DDS Legal and Audit departments were broken into and vandalized after hours. See details about the data breach at the DDS web site.

Spring TriLine 2018 – From the Executive Director

by TCRC Executive Director Omar Noorzad, Ph.D. Our vigilance and advocacy around budget issues has led to some good news from the State. This January Governor Brown announced the annual State Budget Proposal for the new Fiscal Year, 2018-2019, with funding set aside...

What is the Self-Determination Program?

en español ¿Qué es el Programa de Autodeterminación?  The Self-Determination Program allows for individuals receiving services and/or their families to have the freedom to control and select the programs and services that support the goals in their IPP (Individual...

Law Enforcement and Autism Talk – Parents Invited

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 6:30-8:30pm Location: Tri-Counties Regional Center, 520 E. Montecitio St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Join us for a free informative discussion with Officer Brian Herritt, a veteran officer and private consultant who is also the father...

Communities of Practice (COP) – Atascadero

A safe place to practice person centered thinking skills and tools. April 12, July 12, Oct. 11 2018 TCRC Atascadero 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Participants will have the opportunity to talk about topics that matter most to that community and learn how to use Person Centered...

Communities of Practice (COP) – Simi Valley

PCT Communities of Practice Simi Valley TCRC, Rancho Conference Room 2635 Park Center Dr. Simi Valley, CA 93065 May 17th, July 19, Sept. 20 & Nov. 15  2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM COP Purpose: A safe place to practice person centered thinking skills and tools....

Communities of Practice (COP) – Oxnard

A safe place to practice person centered thinking skills and tools. April 26, June 28, Aug. 23 & Nov. 29  2018 TCRC Oxnard 2401 East Gonzales Rd., Ste 100 Oxnard, CA 93036 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Participants will have the opportunity to talk about topics that matter most...

Communities of Practice (COP) – Santa Maria

A safe place to practice person centered thinking skills and tools. May 3, July 12 CANCELED, Sept. 13 & Nov. 8, 2018 TCRC Santa Maria 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Participants will have the opportunity to talk about topics that matter most to that community and learn how to use...

Get on the Self-Determination List

This new resource on the DDS web site allows persons served to confirm they are on the Self-Determination list by entering the UCI number.

The ABLE Act and CalABLE

The ABLE Act and CalABLE Click here for Cal ABLE Fact Sheet What is CalABLE? California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) is a new program that allows people with disabilities to establish tax advantaged accounts and save up to $100,000 without losing...

Home and Community Based Services – HCBS Final Rule

Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have regulations (or rules) for Medicaid waiver programs that provide Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). These federal rules require homes and programs where HCBS are delivered to meet new criteria in order...

TCRC Performance Contract Plan 2018

Members of the public were invited to provide input on the TCRC Performance Contract Plan 2018 during a public meeting on Friday, November 3 at 6:00 pm in the Oxnard office, located at 2401 East Gonzales Road, Suite 100 Oxnard, CA 93036. Click here to see...

Exciting Changes to Respite

We want to let you know about an important change in the law. Currently, regional centers cannot purchase more than 90 hours per quarter of in-home respite and cannot purchase more than 21 days of out-of-home respite for a family, unless an exemption is granted....

TCRC Orientations

You're invited to a TCRC Orientation We hope you will join us for this informative meeting to learn more about how TCRC can help you and your family. We recognize you may have many questions and are eager to find answers. This orientation will give you an overview of...

Intro to Person Centered Thinking Trainings

Tri-Counties Regional Center Offices Oxnard February 14 & 15 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Santa Barbara April 11, 18, 25  2019 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM Simi Valley May 10 & 17  2019 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM San Luis Obispo June 7, 14 & 21 8:30 AM – 12:45 PM Atascadero August 2, 9 & 16 2019...

The Journey of Cannabidiol

by James O’Hanlon, Ph.D., Psychopharmacologist The rise of cannabidiol (CBD) to prominence began on August 11, 2013 with a CNN documentary about Charlotte Figi, a 5-year-old born with a rare, single-gene mutation that causes a devastating type of epilepsy – Dravet...

My Life Inside – Peter Stoner – Column 1

Peter Stoner’s chronicle of his early life in an institution. Additional excerpts will be featured in future issues of the TriLine. By Peter A. Stoner Early Years My earliest memories prior to moving to an institution, are those of a little boy with cerebral palsy in...

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