5 Mar

Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows

Shared by San Andreas Regional Center via Facebook – “A new study is providing a glimpse into the daily lives of adults with autism as they hit their 30s and 40s, a time period that’s traditionally received little attention from researchers looking at the developmental disorder.”

Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows

by Michelle R. Davis | March 5, 2018

An adult with autism watches television in his apartment. A new report suggests that many people with autism who receive disability services from their state still struggle to get the support they need. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
24 Jan

Upcoming Workshop about the SARC’s Respite Program

Shared by the Special Kids Crusade and the San Andreas Regional Center Facebook pages.

Are you approved for Respite services through the San Andreas Regional Center but are not sure how to use it? Did you know that a friend or family member (non-parent, 18 yrs and older, eligible to work in the U.S.) can be approved to provide respite for your child/consumer? Learn more at this Respite Workshop on Saturday, January 27 at 1 pm at the San Andreas Regional Center’s Salinas office. This presentation will be presented in SPANISH ONLY. You MUST RSVP to attend. Call (831) 372-2730 and ask for Laura to reserve your spot.

 

10 Jul

Tatums Garden – SARC’s Summer Festival

Last Saturday, San Andreas Regional Center hosted the first Summer Festival of the year and it was incredible, even though the day was “super duper hot”, as expressed by our coordinator Guillermo.

As described by SARC, this is “a family day full of fun and games to welcome the summer while coming together as a Special Needs Community.” During the festival, there was all source of games, entertainment, prizes and much more. If you missed this day, don’t worry, there will be two more Summer Festivals on Saturday, July 15th – Harvey West Park, 300 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz and Saturday, July 22nd – Rotary Play Garden, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Both events will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. So don’t forget to come and join us and stop by our booth (Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.) to say hello.

Guillermo Reyes, Monterey Region Coordinator
Daniel Juarez, Monterey Region Coordinator
Guillermo’s wife and kids … THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

 

Thank you guys for helping out – Guillermo Reyes (and family) & Daniel Juarez, Coordinators from our Monterey Region.

20 Jun

This weekend’s Spanish Speaking Conference Was a Success!

This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend the Una Voz Spanish Speaking Conference in San Jose, CA. Providers were invited by the San Andreas Regional Center and encouraged to bring and share information about their organizations with the Spanish speaking community.

This was the first time that Tucci Learning Solutions participated in this conference and our wonderful team members told us that they had a great time talking about our CLM program and services with parents and assistants who stopped at our resource table. We want to extend a special THANK YOU to our CLM Coordinator Guillermo Reyes, for his willingness and enthusiasm to participate during this year’s conference and also to Daniel Juarez for making himself available to help out too. Thank you guys for your incredible work.

Guillermo Reyes, CLM Coordinator
Daniel Juarez, CLM Coordinator In-Training
5 Jul

San Andreas Regional Center Summer Festivals

Shared by Francisco Valenzuela.

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I wanted to share that the first Summer Festival of 2016 Co-hosted by The Morgan Hill Inclusive Playground Committee and San Andreas this past Saturday was a great success. It was held at Morgan Hill Community Park, the future site of the Morgan Hill Inclusive Play Garden. The day was perfect and it appeared that everyone who attended was had a great time. There was music, games, prizes, activities, food trucks, entertainment and Super Heroes Characters from Heroes for Hope. The day made for a great summer festival which included families served by San Andreas Regional Center and residents from the surrounding community. A perfect inclusive event for everyone in attendance.

 

The next Summer Festivals will be held on:

Saturday, July 30th – Harvey West Park (Evergreen BBQ Area) Santa Cruz, CA
Saturday, August 6th – Tatums Garden, 1 Maryal Dr., Salinas
Saturday, August 13th – Rotary Play Garden, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA

Service Providers are welcomed to be part of the Resource Fair taking place during all the festivals.  However, in order to participate during the resource fair, service providers must host a festival game. Service Providers interested in setting up a resource table should sign up and email their festival game idea to Francisco Valenzuela at: [email protected].
Tables and Chairs will be provided, however, each organization should bring their own Canopy for shade. Set-up time for Service Providers for each Summer Festival is at 9:30 am. Festival goes from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

Service Providers Register Here: San_Andreas_Summer_Festivals 

We are hopeful that families and service providers show up to our next up-coming Summer Festival near you. It will be a great time for everyone who attends.
Francisco Valenzuela
San Andreas Regional Center

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19 Oct

10th Annual Conference – Fiesta Familiar de la Costa Central

What a great outcome we had this month during the Fiesta Familiar de la Costa Central conference. Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc. and our CLM Team were so happy to be able to help out with the children in our learning center. They all had a great time and enjoyed playing and learning together.

The event was done thanks also to the collaboration of San Andreas Regional Center and Salinas City Elementary School District. “The Fiesta Familiar is a Spanish parent conference was design for parents/family members of children with disabilities and/or special needs. Parents got the opportunity to attend different educational workshops during the day as well as get information on resources for their families.”

Overall, it was a great opportunity to show our support to our children of special needs and their families in our community.

Now, we let you with some of the pictures that were taken during the even. Enjoy!

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Here we have Guillermo Reyes, one of our CLM Coordinators for the Monterey Region, at our display table.
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Cynthia Valencia was also able to help out at our table booth…
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… and she was ready to explain to parents about what Tucci and the CLM is all about!
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Doors were open to our CLM learning center, where all the fun was taking place….

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There was even some time for lunch…
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… and time to go outdoors for some fun under the sun.

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From left to right: Jorge Gallegos, Carlos Puga, Adam Rodriguez, Alfredo Quintino, Rudy Reyes, Said Ortiz, Vanessa Avalos, Guillermos Reyes, Daisy Pio and Issaid Riviera.
Thanks you guys for all of your hard work and great collaboration! From left to right: Jorge Gallegos, Carlos Puga, Adam Rodriguez, Alfredo Quintino, Rudy Reyes, Said Ortiz, Vanessa Avalos, Guillermos Reyes, Daisy Pio and Issaid Riviera.

 

19 Aug

SARC’s UP-COMING EVENTS

September 3rd –  “WE’RE HERE TO SPEAK FOR JUSTICE RALLY AND MARCH – KEEP THE PROMISE OF THE LANTERMAN ACT – 1013 K Street, Sacramento.

Arrival time is 9:30. The Rally will start at 10:00 am. The March will proceed to the Capitol around 12:00 Noon and be over by 1:00 pm…………….. Scheduled speakers are: Art Bolton – One of the original writers of the Lanterman Act. Santi J. Rogers, Director of the Department of Developmental Services. Senator Jim Beall, Senator Holly Mitchell, and California Legislators Stone, Levine, and Grove.

September 12th – 15Th Annual Fiesta Educativa Spanish Speaking Conference from 7:30am to 3:00 pm – Mayfair Community Center, 2039 Kammerer Avenue, San Jose.

Fiesta Educativa is a Spanish Speaking conference designed for parents and family members who have children with special needs. Parents will attend educational workshops during the day as well as get information on resources that will be provided during the Resource Fair. To attend the conference or to be part of the Resource Fair call (408) 954-5952.

September 12th – Children’s Discovery Museum PLAY YOUR WAY from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm – 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Cost is $20.00 for the entire family. 

Families who want to take their children, and Service Providers who want to be part of the Resource Fair, can register here: https://14945.blackbaudhosting.com/14945/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=def3cca6-36f5-42a0-86a9-5843c6d0dc60

Have fun exploring interactive exhibits in an outing that is enjoyable for the whole family. Play Your Way provides a judgment-free environment where children on the autism spectrum, along with their siblings, parents, and caregivers, play and learn together. Attendance is limited to 400 guests and preregistration is required. Play Your Way is created in partnership with the Museum’s Autism Initiative AdvisorsLearn More
October 8th – 8Th Annual Disability Awareness Day from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – San Jose City Hall Plaza, 200 East Santa Clara Street.

Disability Awareness Day is a celebration and informational event for the entire disability community. There will be a Resource Fair with organizations sharing information about their services, Games, Live Music, Activities, Art Displays and Demos, and Food Trucks. It’s an amazing event for the disability community to attend.

If your a Service Provider and would like to be art of the Resource Fair at Disability Awareness Day register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-awareness-day-tickets-17268579787

October 10th – 10Th Annual Fiesta Familiar Spanish Speaking Conference from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm – Boronda Meadows Elementary School, 915 Larkin Drive, Salinas.

Fiesta Familiar is a Spanish Speaking conference designed for parents and family members who have children with special needs. Parents will attend educational workshops during the day as well as get information on resources that will be provided during the Resource Fair. To attend the conference or to be part of the Resource Fair call (831) 214-5053 or email Fiestafamiliardelacostac[email protected]

October 24th – 17Th Annual Service Above Self Awards Dinner from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm – San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos, San Jose. Submit a nomination here:www.sarc.org

Parents, family members, service providers, consumers, past award recipients, and the Special Needs Community are encouraged to submit a nomination for someone who has gone above and beyond in working / serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Submit a nomination today and join us on October 24th to celebrate this year’s Service Above Self Award recipients.

November 24th – 3rd Annual Conferencia Educativa Del Sur del Condado from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. – Soledad High School, 425 Gabilan Drive, Solidad. 

Conferencia Educativa is a Spanish Speaking conference designed for parents and family members who have children with special needs. Parents will attend educational workshops during the day as well as get information on resources that will be provided during the Resource Fair. To attend the conference or to be part of the Resource Fair call (831) 774-6637 (831) 223-8701 or email [email protected]

4 Aug

First Annual Summer Festival Hosted by San Andreas Regional Center

“It was a pleasure to be part of this event and be able to provide parents with information about our services”, mentioned our CLM Coordinator, Guillermo Reyes.

The First Annual Summer Festival gave the Special Needs Community an opportunity to come together while they enjoyed a day full of fun, games, and entertainment. The event was held this last Saturday, August 1st at the Tatum’s Garden in Salinas, and we are happy to inform you all that it was a success.

We want to express our special thanks to those CLM Team members who helped out during the event and informed parents about our CLM Mission – Guillermo Reyes, CLM Coordinator on the Monterey Region, Rafael Tapia, CLM Behavior Tech, and Yvette Ortega, CLM Behavior Specialist II.

Here are some of the pictures that were taken during the event. Enjoy…..

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Kids having fun at our activity table….

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Thank you guys!!!!

20 Jul

First Annual Summer Festival Hosted by San Andreas Regional Center

Come join us for a family day full of fun and games to welcome the summer while coming together as a Special Needs Community. There will games, entertainment, prizes, food trucks, and much more. The entire Special Needs Community, family members, and service providers are invited to attend this first ever Summer Festival being held on August 1st in Salinas and on August 8th in San Jose.

Service Providers are welcomed to be part of the Resource Fair taking place during the festival in Salinas on August 1st and San Jose on August 8th. However, in order to participate during the resource fair, service providers must host a festival game. Service Providers interested should sign up with the links below and email me your festival game idea to participate during the resource fair.

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
 Tatum’s Garden – (by Sheerwood Park)
http://www.tatumsgarden.org/#&panel1-1
1 Maryal Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
Service Providers who want to participate during the resource fair in Salinas sign up here: http://bit.ly/1T2YMP3
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
11:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Rotary Play Garden
http://www.grpg.org/rpg/
438 Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
Service providers who want to participate for the resource fair in San Jose sign up here: http://bit.ly/1C6tbIf
Tantum's Garden in Salinas
Tatum’s Garden is a first fully-inclusive and accessible playground in Salinas, a place where all children can come together, interact, be included and grow, through the gift of play.
 Rotary PlayGarden in San Jose
The Rotary PlayGarden is located in the Guadalupe River Park in San Jose and created for children with special needs to play alongside their siblings and friends.
30 Jun

Disability Awareness Day at Great America

5th Annual Disability Awareness Day at Great America

Saturday, August 15th

Tickets are only $30.00

Use Promo Code SARC to buy tickets on-line

Or simply print the attached promo vouchers
to buy tickets at Great America on August 15th

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Great America Flyer Please share with others
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Print this voucher and use it on August 15th when buying tickets
16 Jun

KEEP THE PROMISE RALLY

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!”

Leave your message via these options:
Phone: 916-445-2841 // Fax: 916-558-3160
https://www.facebook.com/jerrybrown
https://clicktotweet.com/em7dn
https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php

Keep The Promise Rallies will be taking place at the following locations:

New! San Jose
www.tinyurl.com/06-LC-SJ

Sacramento
www.tinyurl.com/LC-06-sac

Oakland
www.tinyurl.com/LC-06-oak

New! San Francisco
www.tinyurl.com/06-LC-SF

New! Los Angeles (2 rallies)
www.tinyurl.com/06-LC-LA

San Diego
www.tinyurl.com/LC-06-SD

Online
http://thearcca.org/38.html

15 Jun

Disability Awareness Night with the San Jose Giants

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION

REQUEST FREE TICKETS

Disability Awareness Night with the San Jose Giants 

Thursday, July 16th 

Gates Open at 6:00 pm

The Disability Awareness Night With the San Jose Giants Committee is in the process of accepting nominations for this year’s Honoree’s. The deadline to submit a nomination for someone and or an organization serving the disability community isJune 30th. Anyone can make a nomination and anyone (even San Andreas Staff) can request free tickets. 

And please share this information with your families and contacts…. 

Thank you…Francisco (from SARC) 

Submit your nominations here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FY7DBKW 

Request Free Tickets to the game here:

http://disabilityawarenessnight2015.eventbrite.com

1 Jun

Fwd: Developmental services funding – restored or removed?

Will funding be newly-restored, or newly-cut?

Just 11 people will decide, and only you can convince them to make the right choice!

The Senate and Assembly have each approved different State Budgets that – if passed – will have drastically different effects on our system. As a community, you have done amazing work. They heard your calls, saw your tweets and FaceBook posts, and read your faxes. They know the Lanterman Coalition’s position matters to you!

That’s why this next step matters so much. This is our final push this year with the Legislature – though there will be more targeted work with Governor needed in the near future. But before we fight his potential veto, we need to win in the Legislature.

Start making calls, sending faxes, and getting on social media NOW. A “Conference” committee will be meeting for the next few days to decide what parts of those Budgets they like. ARCA and the rest of the Lanterman Coalition continues to support an immediate, across-the-board 10% funding increase, and 5% annual increases until funding is reformed. Together, those components will #KeepThePromise. But it’ll only happen if you call each person on this short list!

Without immediate funding, programs will continue to close, and critical services and supports will be lost. And with no long-term reform, our system will continue to crumble. So right now, the most important thing you can do is pick up the phone, andgo through this list.

If you did it before, you know how easy it is. If you haven’t done it yet, you’ll be shocked at how simple it is. And when you’re done, you can rest assured, knowing that you have been, and continue to be, a key part of this fight for our entire service system.

A thirty-second call. A simple script. And the potential to give new life to the services and supports that serve people with developmental disabilities. Is it really that easy? YES!
Amplifying your voice is CRITICAL. Can you ask a favor from your friends? Click that envelope to ask them to help you – and our whole system!
Click to tell your followers and the Governor that you support this campaignto #KeepThePromise. Tag your own legislators, too!
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12 May

“HABLAMOS CON UNA SOLA VOZ”

May 30th – San Andreas Regional Center will be hosting “HABLAMOS CON UNA SOLA VOZ” half day Spanish Speaking Conference on May 30th at Mayfair Community Center. Attached is the flyer. The Resource Fair will take place from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Set up time will be at 10:30 am.

This conference is primarily for families who receive direct services from San Andreas Regional Center.

To register your organization click here: http://bit.ly/1IkHIBC

Space is limited so first come first serve. Any questions please feel free to ask.

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