Dear TUCCi/CLM colleagues,
Director Of Staff Development
Dear TUCCi/CLM colleagues,
Director Of Staff Development
Safety and wandering legislation passed the U.S. Senate with your help, but we now must clear a key committee hurdle in the U.S. House.
The legislation, known as Kevin and Avonte’s law, is named after two children with autism who lost their lives after wandering and would allow Justice Department grants to be used by law enforcement agencies and nonprofits for education and training programs to prevent wandering. The legislation also provides access to resources to help individuals who become separated from their caregivers.
Advocates have been making calls and sending emails, but we need to make our voices heard on social media. Can you help? Please tweet:
Thanks for all your hard work!
Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, Autism Speaks
at San Jose City Hall Plaza
Friday, June 19, 2015
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
San Jose City Hall Plaza
200 East Santa Clara Street
People with Developmental Disabilities Call on Governor Brown to Keep The Promise. Advocates Hold Statewide Rallies and Virtual Vigil Until Governor Brown Signs A Budget That Provides Desperately Needed Funding Increases.
Basic support services for people with disabilities like autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy have received just one rate increase of 3% this century – while the cost of living has risen by 30%! This gross underfunding is causing desperately needed programs like transportation, job coaching and residential housing to shut their doors, putting people with developmental disabilities at risk.
Keep The Promise Multi-Site & Virtual Rallies will be taking place this week. We need people to show up this Friday, June 19th in San Jose with the goal of sending a message to Governor Brown that he needs to hear our concerns. The Rally will be led by our biggest champion in Sacramento, Senator Jim Beall. Senator Beall will lead a collation of people who will voice their concerns about what is needed for the developmental disabilities services system.
The California Legislature has approved a modest increase in funds for the developmental services system but Governor Brown can still veto it. Programs are in crisis and closing at record numbers. The Bleeding needs to stop.
We need people to show up in large numbers this Friday and be part of “Keep The Promise” Rallies. Advocates like you will be making noise around the state this week. So the questions is: Will you stand silently and see what success we’ve had be ripped away? Or will you join us and demand that our Governor support our system.
Tell Governor Brown: “Support the Budget and reform proposals for developmental services!”
Keep The Promise Rallies will be taking place at the following locations:
New! San Jose
New! San Francisco
New! Los Angeles (2 rallies)
Please write a letter of support for the Bill, SB749, for BCBAs Licensure. Way too many other fields are “attempting” to provide services to our learners and most do NOT have the competencies required to formulate, deliver, and monitor ABA programming.
Please read the urgent message from CalABA below.
From: CalABA <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 6:29 PM
Our first hearing has been set for April 27th, 2015 in front of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee.
CalABA needs your help to move SB 479 (Behavior Analyst Licensure Bill) through its first hearing in the Senate.
OUR GOAL: Generate 200 letters of support for SB 479 by April 20th.
The voices of practitioners and families receiving our services are especially important right now. We needevery CalABA member to write a letter of support. We need these letters by April 20th!
Here’s how to do it:
REMEMBER: OUR DEADLINE IS April 20th!
Have a question? Contact us at [email protected]
The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) hopes to recruit as many people possible to attend a Rally and Assembly Budget Hearings in Sacramento on March 4th. The Rally starts at 11:00 am. Assembly Budget Subcommittee Hearings start at 1:30. This Subcommittee is responsible for developmental disabilities funding.
For more information or to attend on March 4th please contact Daniel Savino at: [email protected].
Your advocacy and support is appreciated and valued because “We Speak With One Voice”.
San Andreas Regional Center
|ARCA, and the rest of the Lanterman Coalition, needs you to join us next Wednesday for a rally and the first major Budget committee hearing!|
The Lanterman Coalition’s members continue to push for funding reform to fix our developmental services system, and we’ve got a big opportunity for you to advocate for our system and your services.
Can you join us at the Capitol for a rally at 11am on Wednesday, March 4th? Can you come testify and show your support for our system at a Budget hearing, in room 4202, at 1:30pm that afternoon? Then mark it on your calendar – now is your time to help!
The day will start with the Coalition holding a rally on the north steps of the Capitol (by 11th and L Streets), starting at 11am and going to noon. We’re working on a roster of special speakers, and will be seizing this chance to show our strength, and raise our voice! [print-ready invitation flyer available]
Later, at 1:30pm in room 4202 of the Capitol, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee that is responsible for developmental services funding will be talking about the Budget. This is your first, best chance to tell the Legislature why your service system needs a 10% increase now, and long-term funding reform.
Come to the hearing and let your voice be heard! What services are no longer available? How could more funding better meet your needs? Or take a look at the Coalition’s potential talking points for family members, self-advocates, service provider employees and organizations, and regional center employees. We’ll look forward to seeing you at the hearing, and at 11 am at the north steps of the Capitol. Come show your support for your community!
Can’t make it, but want to share your perspective?
Please email your comments to “The Honorable Tony Thurmond,” chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services. The email address is:
Personal, honest, respectful testimony will be a great help.
Pro tip: Include your mailing address at the bottom to ensure your testimony can be properly accepted!
Want to come to the next hearing? The Senate’s twin of this critical subcommittee is having their hearing at9:30am, Thursday, March 12th. The hearing will be in room 4203.
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