What does the AAC do?
The purpose of the AAC is to help adults being served by SCLARC as well as staff and community members become more aware of the issues that affect people with developmental disabilities. The AAC is comprised of adults 18 years or older who receive services from our regional center.
The Advocates Advisory Committee meets every month. Members identify topics and invite speakers to their meetings in order to address these topics. Examples of past topics include:
- How to enroll in community college and receive financial aid
- Independent living and how to find accessible housing for persons with disabilities
- The public transportation system and services for persons with disabilities
- How to make friends and access social/recreational activities.
A representative of the AAC then shares this information with SCLARC’s Board of Directors at their meetings.
There is also a statewide Consumer Advisory Committee. It was created by the Director of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in 1992.
The Advocates Advisory Committee meeting is held on the fourth Monday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm. During the holiday season, the November/ December meetings may be held on the 3rd Monday of the month. Please check SCLARC’s Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.