What are we paying attention to in 2020: DS Task Force, Disability Voices United, Self-Determination and more

CDAC has been writing letters and doing outreach, but there haven’t been many legislative activities lately, but Kelly Kulzer-Reyes was chosen to serve on the Developmental Services Task Force and the Service Equity and Access Workgroup by the Department of Developmental Services in 2019. She is in her first-3 year term serving in this capacity.

Right now the DS Task Force is providing feedback on COVID re-engagement. If you want to learn more about the DS Task Force, please visit the DDS page.

Disability Voices United continues to have CDAC representation in Carolyn Tellalian, medical social worker and amazing mom in Fresno, as well as Kelly Kulzer-Reyes. For Disability Voices United’s current work and projects,visit their website. Their Coronavirus webinars are a treasure trove of information. Consider joining their Wednesday evening (5-6 pm) roundtables via Zoom to get added to the email list,fill out their contact form.

Self-determination local advisory committees (SDLAC) around the state are working on creating trainings for Independent Facilitators(IF), how to choose a Financial Management System (FMS), and creating a Person-Centered Plan. Each regional center has a group of volunteers working on these projects. Send an email to your service coordinator, check their webpage or reach out to the local advisory committee to learn more.




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