The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has scheduled a series of seven public meetings for regional center consumers and families to hear comments on the regional center provider rate study and related issues.
The first meeting is scheduled for March 18th, Monday, in San Diego, followed by March 19th (Tuesday) in San Bernardino County (Corona); March 20th (Wednesday) in South Central Los Angeles; March 22nd (Friday) in Santa Barbara; March 23rd (Saturday) in Fresno, and wrapping up with two meetings on March 24th (Sunday) in Sacramento in the morning and San Francisco in the afternoon.
This series of local meetings or “briefings” for regional center consumers (meaning individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services or are eligible to receive services) and their families, follows a consumer and family online survey conducted by the Department of Developmental Services’ rate study sub-contractor – HSRI (Human Services Research Institute) – during the month of October last fall. More than 1,700 responses were received in the voluntary online survey that asked questions related to the issues connected to the regional center provider rate study.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE SERIES OF 7 LOCAL MEETINGS OR “BRIEFINGS” FOR REGIONAL CENTER CONSUMERS AND FAMILIES?
According to the information released by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and HSRI (Human Services Research Institute), the following is planned for the seven or “briefings” meetings:
- Share information about the rate study, including how and why it was done,
- Share highlights about the rate models and the rate study and where to find more information, and
- Get feedback and answer questions about the rate models
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
According to the information released by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and HSRI (Human Services Research Institute), the series of seven local meetings are for individuals who have a developmental disability and use Regional Center services, along with their families.
HOW DO I SIGN UP (REGISTER) FOR THE MEETINGS?
Meetings or “briefings” will be held at the locations listed below. The address for the meeting is also included in the Event Brite link. According to the Department of Developmental Services, meeting space is limited, so reserve your spot using the link for your preferred location
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEETINGS
If you have questions or need help in signing up for the meetings or “briefings”, please contact HSRI (Human Services Research Institute) who is organizing the series of seven local meetings on behalf of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS):
- BY EMAIL: Contact Jami at CASurvey@hsri.org
- BY PHONE: (503) 924-3783 – extension 10
MEETING OR “BRIEFINGS” INFORMATION FLYERS – IN ENGLISH – PDF Document (1 page)
MEETING OR “BRIEFINGS” INFORMATION FYERS – IN SPANISH – PDF Document (1 page)
RATE STUDY WEBPAGE – DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES – Contains overview of rate study and links to other department webpages on specific events and actions taken related to the rate study.