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October 2017

Oct

17

SERVICE PROVIDERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The WRC Service Provider Advisory Committee (SPAC) is open to anyone who provides a vendored service to WRC clients. WRC encourages all vendors to attend. This is youropportunity to find out about what’s happening at the Regional Center, and give your input and ideas to the WRC Board of Directors. Rotating SPAC members host a continental breakfast each month. New members are WELCOME! If you would like to learn more, contact Joe Montez at (310) 258-4014.
Oct

17

EMPLOYMENT FIRST BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor WRC is looking for a diverse group of individuals to join our WRC Employment First & Business Advisory Committee! The committee’s purpose: Building partnerships and collaboration, promoting outreach and education regarding community-based, integrated employment resulting in the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community. Please inquire about joining the committee with Pamela Arturi at pamelaa@westsiderc.org or 310-258-4276.  
Oct

17

LETS TALK SELF-ADVOCACY

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Conference Room 4D-  Are you an individual receiving services from WRC? Want to learn more about self-advocacy? Want to meet others who can support you in advocating for yourself? Want to get your point across and still get your needs met? Or, do you want to encourage, support or teach others the skill of advocating for themselves? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, please join us. Bring  your questions, ideas, bring a friend, we will listen and troubleshoot with you. If you have questions or need more information, please call Linda Butler at (310) 258-4245. Linda, Coordinator of Self-Advocacy for the WRC, will be available for individuals, families, and support staff to come discuss issues of Self-Advocacy. We meet at WRC in the 4th Floor Meeting Room. Take the elevator to the 4th floor and follow the signs to our group!
Oct

17

WEST L.A. CHADD

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Provides support for families of children, youth or adults with ADD/ADHD. This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Call 310-258-4063 for my information.
Oct

19

AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor We are happy to welcome the African American Families Support Group back to WRC. This first meeting back will focus on parents conducting needs assessments, creating a vision statement for the group and identifying topics for 2017-2018. Please contact the FREC for childcare; we have limited space available.310-258-4063.
Oct

20

ETHOPIAN SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Meets 3rd Friday of each month. Call (310) 692-5669 for more information Limited childcare available. RSVP a must!
Oct

24

HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCBS) INFORMATION SESSION

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Conference Room 4A   This information session will cover the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)-CMS Final Rule which requires that all HCBS meet certain qualifications for integration and support, enabling full access to the greater community; promoting individual choice, rights, freedom and independence in making life choices. This session will additionally cover Person Centered Planning (PCP), an approach to determining, planning for and working toward the preferred future of a person based on their strengths, capabilities, preferences, lifestyle and cultural background, as well as key employment legislation—Workforce Integration & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Employment First.  This session will be repeated in November and December. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-and-community-based-services-hcbs-info-session-tickets-38446446356
Oct

25

DEFINING PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom This training’s goal is to provide participants with the tools necessary to set professional boundaries to create a healthy and productive work environment.1) Understand the importance of boundary setting. 2) Help others to understand your boundaries while respecting and protecting theirs. 3) Learn how to set and maintain boundaries. This course is designed to train parents, group home staff and Direct Support Professionals in basic intervention and prevention techniques. We will review successful strategies to be proactive, reactive and systemic. Throughout the course, the instructors will assist the audience with vignettes and discussion concerning real life situations. Presenter: Stephanie Young Consultants. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/defining-professional-professional-boundaries-tickets-38447718160
Oct

31

BI-MONTHLY SERVICE PROVIDER TRAINING: DENTAL CARE AND DENTAL SERVICES

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Presented by WRC Dental Coordinator Darlene Mairo. CEUs provided. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dental-care-and-dental-services-tickets-38718736784
Nov

01

CLIENT SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor

The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) meets every first Wednesday of the month between 3:30-5:00 pm at the Westside Regional Center. The purpose of CAC is for consumer advocacy leaders in the Westside area to meet and share ideas about self-advocacy. CAC is a sub-committee of the WRC Board of Directors. All WRC consumers are invited to attend. Contact Linda Butler at (310) 258-4245.
Nov

02

INFORMED EDUCATION PARTNERS (FOR WESTSIDE FAMILIES ONLY)

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor This group provides information and strategies to assist parents to become stronger advocates at their Individualized Education Planning meeting with the school districts. Meets 1st Thursday of each month. Call (310)258-4063 to RSVP. Limited childcare available.
Nov

07

CRISIS PREVENTION INTERVENTION (CPI)--November (2 Days)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Conference Room 4D; Classes run from 8:30am-4:00pm on both 11/7 and 11/8 Please read carefully, as WRC has a new enrollment policy and procedure for the CPI course:
  • This class is available for Westside Regional Center service providers only. Those who are  not WRC service providers should contact CPI directly to locate an alternative course.
  • All registration and payment for the course must be completed online no later than 2 business days before the training. We will no longer be accepting checks for our courses and we will not be able to admit you if you have not paid ahead of time. This means no walk-ins will be admitted.
  • We will be using Eventbrite for registration and payment. The cost of the class is $20 a person. Eventbrite accepts PayPal and all major credit cards.
  • Upon signing up, you will be contacted by email, to confirm that you are affiliated with a WRC vendor. Please be prepared to provide your organization’s name and vendor number.
  • If you have not taken CPI since January 2016, you will need to take the full 2-day course instead of the refresher.
  • Please make sure you sign up for the right class. There are no refunds available.
  • If you are having an issue navigating the online registration, you may call 310-258-4001 and ask to speak with Angela Edmond.
  • This is a two day course. Participants must complete both days of training in order to receive certification. Class Sessions are from 8:30am-4:00pm on both days.
Course Description: Non-violent crisis intervention is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help professionals provide for the best possible care and welfare of individuals, even during the most violent situations. This course will assist the professional to develop skills in early and appropriate intervention for potential crisis situations while keeping in mind the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, must be physically able to participate, must take a written pre and post-test independently, and must attend all days in order to complete this class. Link to Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crisis-prevention-intervention-cpi-for-wrc-vendors-only-november-tickets-38159657563
Nov

09

CRISIS PREVENTION INTERVENTION REFRESHER COURSE--November (1 day)

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Conference Room 4D Please read carefully, as WRC has a new enrollment policy and procedure for the CPI Refresher course:
    • This class is available for Westside Regional Center service providers only. Those who are not WRC  service providers should contact CPI directly to locate an alternative course.
    • All registration and payment for the course must be completed online no later than 2 business days before the training. We will no longer be accepting checks for our courses and we will not be able to admit you if you have not paid ahead of time. This means no walk-ins will be admitted.
    • We will be using Eventbrite for registration and payment. The cost of the class is $20 a person. Eventbrite accepts PayPal and all major credit cards.
  • Upon signing up, you will need to send an email to angelae@westsiderc.org with the name of the participant, the vendor name and the vendor number so that we can confirm you are eligible for the refresher course. Registration is not complete without sending this email.
 
  • If you have not taken CPI since January 2016, you will need to take the full 2-day course instead of the refresher.
  • Please make sure you sign up for the right class. There are no refunds available.
  • If you are having an issue navigating the online registration, you may call 310-258-4001 and ask to speak with Angela Edmond.
  • Course Description: Non-violent crisis intervention is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help professionals provide for the best possible care and welfare of individuals, even during the most violent situations. This course will assist the professional to develop skills in early and appropriate intervention for potential crisis situations while keeping in mind the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, must be physically able to participate, must take a written pre and post-test independently, and must attend all days in order to complete this class. Link to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crisis-prevention-intervention-cpi-refresher-course-for-wrc-vendors-only-tickets-38160189153  
Nov

11

SIB SHOP

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Support group for siblings of children who have special needs. This group is for families served by Westside Regional Center only.
Nov

14

IHSS WORKSHOP

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor The Westside Family Resource Empowerment Center of Los Angeles is offering In Home Support Services Workshops to help families that are applying or that are providing IHSS support and need more hours. This workshop is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For more information and to RSVP call 310-258-4063. No walk-ins will be admitted. Orientation to the IHSS Program; 10:00am-12:00pm A session for people that are applying for IHSS and want to know more about the basic steps of the application process. Advanced IHSS Trainings; 12:30pm-2:30pm For people that want to learn the basic steps to appeal IHSS or are requesting a re-evaluation of IHSS hours.  
Nov

14

SELF-DETERMINATION TASK FORCE

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor This is a public meeting held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm The committee shall review the developmental and ongoing progress of the Self-Determination Program, including whether the program advances the principles of self-determination and is operating consistent the regional center and the Department of Developmental Services.
Nov

15

WRC SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT ROUNDTABLE (BI-MONTHLY MEETING)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor This is a forum for Supported Employment Provider Agencies to receive support, education, feedback and information sharing. Meetings are held every other month on the third Wednesday of the month. No RSVP is required.
Nov

21

EMPLOYMENT FIRST BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor WRC is looking for a diverse group of individuals to join our WRC Employment First & Business Advisory Committee! The committee’s purpose: Building partnerships and collaboration, promoting outreach and education regarding community-based, integrated employment resulting in the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community. Please inquire about joining the committee with Pamela Arturi at pamelaa@westsiderc.org or 310-258-4276.  
Nov

21

LET'S TALK SELF-ADVOCACY

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Conference Room 4D                      Are you an individual receiving services from WRC? Want to learn more about self-advocacy? Want to meet others who can support you in advocating for yourself? Want to get your point across and still get your needs met? Or, do you want to encourage, support or teach others the skill of advocating for themselves? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, please join us. Bring your questions, ideas, bring a friend, we will listen and troubleshoot with you. If you have questions or need more information, please call Linda Butler at (310) 258-4245. Linda, Coordinator of Self-Advocacy for the WRC, will be available for individuals, families, and support staff to come discuss issues of Self-Advocacy. We meet at WRC in the 4th Floor Meeting Room. Take the elevator to the 4th floor and follow the signs to our group!
Nov

21

WEST L.A. CHADD

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Provides support for families of children, youth or adults with ADD/ADHD. This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Call 310-258-4063 for my information.
Nov

22

HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCBS) INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conference Room 4A This information session will cover the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)-CMS Final Rule which requires that all HCBS meet certain qualifications for integration and support, enabling full access to the greater community; promoting individual choice, rights, freedom and independence in making life choices. This session will additionally cover Person Centered Planning (PCP), an approach to determining, planning for and working toward the preferred future of a person based on their strengths, capabilities, preferences, lifestyle and cultural background, as well as key employment legislation—Workforce Integration & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Employment First. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-home-and-community-based-services-hcbs-info-session-tickets-38718221242
Nov

27

SUPPORTING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Monday, November 27, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Get Safe will present service providers with tools to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in developing healthy relationships. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-safe-presents-supporting-healthy-relationships-for-service-providers-tickets-38718320539
Nov

28

PERSON CENTERED PLANNING

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom Person-Centered Planning empowers people with disabilities by focusing on the desires and abilities of the individual. This training will focus on how to develop a team including the individual, family, friends, community members, service providers, and other professionals. We will teach the team how to develop appropriate goals and have reasonable expectations for progress. CCL Approved. Presented by Stephanie Young. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/person-centered-planning-tickets-38718404791
Nov

30

ABLE ACT INFORMATION SESSION

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Julie Eby-Mckenzie from The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) will present on the ABLE Act, the legislature that enables individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to save money without their social security income being affected through opening a tax free savings account. Come out to learn when the accounts will come to California and how they might be able to help individuals with ID/DD meet some of their financial goals. This presentation is geared towards our clients and their families, but service providers are welcome to join. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/able-act-information-session-tickets-38718595361