Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee
On October 9, 2013, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 468 into law, amending the Lanterman Act and mandating Regional Centers to implement a Self-Determination Program. The Self-Determination Program is a voluntary delivery system consisting of a mix of services and supports, selected and directed by a participant through person-centered planning, in order to meet the objectives in his or her Individual Program Plan (IPP). The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) applied for approval of federal funding for this new Self-Determination Program in December of 2014. The application was rejected at the federal level the first time it was submitted. However, the Waiver application was formally resubmitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shortly after the public comment period, which ended on September 7, 2015.
Meanwhile, Regional Centers, in partnership with our community are began planning. Part of the planning included establishing a Local Advisory Committee which was jointly appointed by the State Council (formerly Area Board) and the Regional Center. Appointments to the Committee were made by SCLARC’s Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the State Council Los Angeles Area. There was great consideration regarding demographics, diagnoses, ethnicity, age and the unique needs of our community when appointing committee members. SCLARC SD-LAC meets every second Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.
What: Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
2nd Wednesday of every other month
Where: 2500 S. Western Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Contact: Marsha D. Mitchell-Bray, Director of Community Services & Family Supports
firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.743.3061