Law & Public Policy - Documents
 

General Law

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California Public Records Act - LegInfo TextLink to the text of the CA Pub Records Act. 5/24/2015Unknown0
Freedom of Information Act how toLink to a FOIA how to5/24/2015Unknown0

CA State Regional Center Policies and Advocacy

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DDS Stakeholder Work groups Meeting Schedule, budget year 2011 DDS Stakeholder Work groups Meeting Schedule, budget year 20114/22/201315.52 KB2047
ACRC and DDS Information SheetAlta California Regional Center (ACRC) and Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS) Information sheets4/22/201365.65 KB2686
Alta California Regional Center Intends to Eliminate Some Social Skills Training/Socialization Programs Alta California Regional Center Intends to Unilaterally Eliminate An Entire Category of Service Through Invalid Application of the Law It has come to our attention that Alta California Regional Center will be contacting parents to ask them to...4/22/201326.12 KB2830
California Best PracticesCalifornia Best Practices for Designing and Delivering Effective Programs for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.4/22/2013972.32 KB2575
California State Assembly Committee on Human ServicesCalifornia State Assembly Committee on Human Services4/22/20134.27 KB0
California State W and I Code Regulations Governing Regional Center ServicesWelfare and Institutions Code Section 4685-4689.8, July 1st, 20094/22/2013320.63 KB2019
DDS Letter to Regional Centers 7-29-2009Department of Developmental Services Letter to Regional Centers Implementing Trailer Bill Language Changes to the Lanterman Act. July-29-20094/22/201389.22 KB2066
FEAT Letter to Alta Board to Reinstate Socialization Treatment 11-2009FEAT Letter to Alta Board to Reinstate Socialization Treatment 11-20094/22/2013141.35 KB2059
IHSS, Functional Index Score Proposal, 8-2009California's protection and advocacy system www.disabilityrightsca.org; In-home Supportive Services (IHSS): Elimination of services based on functional index ranking and functional index score.4/22/201342.41 KB2649
Parent letter to OAH about OAH Parent letter to OAH about OAH Judges4/22/201351.52 KB2425
Regional Center Eligibility ChangesRegional Center Eligibility Changes4/22/2013137.92 KB11399
Regional Center Eligibility CriteriaEligibility Criteria For Regional Centers For Persons Entering The System Prior To August 9th, 20034/22/20134.27 KB0
Summary of Accountability and Oversight Requirements for Regional Centers on Developmental DisabilitiesThis document is a list of DDS and regional center activities, processes, reporting duties and procedures and other various requirements with relevant W&I Code citations.4/22/201322.95 KB2381
The 2011-12 Budget: Options to Achieve Savings In The Regional Center SystemThe 2011-12 Budget: Options to Achieve Savings In The Regional Center System4/22/2013320.63 KB2019
The 2011-12 Budget: Options to Achieve Savings In The Regional Center SystemThe 2011-12 Budget: Options to Achieve Savings In The Regional Center System4/22/2013320.63 KB2019

AB2109 - Informed Consent Threatened

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AB2109 - Right of Informed Consent is Threatened for the Medical Procedure of VaccinationAB2109 - Right of Informed Consent is Threatened for the Medical Procedure of Vaccination4/22/201344.37 KB2339
Assembly Health Committee ContactsList of the Assembly Health Committee Members with Phone/web/fax contact information4/22/201343.00 KB2260
California Senators Contact InformationA list of contact information for all Senators from California4/22/201343.00 KB2260
Vote Tally AB2109, May 10, 2012Vote Tally For CA Assembly, AB 2109, Immunization Exemption Narrowing and Limitations, May 10-20124/22/201312.22 KB2106

Health Insurance for Autism Treatment

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CDI Emergency Regulations on Autism Insurance MandateSummary of the emergency regulations that have been recently submitted by Commissioner Dave Jones (California Department of Insurance). These emergency regulations will remove specific barriers (such as IQ testing, visit and dollar limits, assertions that11/11/20134.27 KB1820
Emergency Regulation Announced Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announces emergency regulation requiring medically necessary treatment for autism in children.11/11/2013Unknown1380
Senate Bill 946Health care coverage: mental illness, pervasive developmental disorder or autism: public health…managed health care plans, Senate Bill 946, signed 10-9-20114/22/2013107.53 KB2232

DDS & Regional Center Services

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DDS Public Forums on General Fund Saving ProposalsDDS Public Forums on General Fund Saving Proposals4/22/201360.12 KB2087
DDS Trailer Bill Language for POS Best Practices March 2011 DDS trailer bill language for POS Best Practices March 20114/22/201360.38 KB2173
Disability Rights California 2011 Fact Sheet #6Disability Rights California 2011 Fact Sheet #6, Pub #F054, 01-California's Budget Cuts to Developmental Disability Services & Programs4/22/201355.15 KB2116
Disability Rights California-MemorandumDisability Rights California-Memorandum4/22/2013180.92 KB2938

The Lanterman Act

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2013 Lanterman ActLanterman Development Disability Services Act & Related News 1/24/2014Unknown1270
Rights Under the Lanteraman ActRegional Center Services for People with Developmental Disabilities 1/24/2014Unknown1400
The Lanterman Act 2011 and BeyondCalling All Advocates to Let Policymakers Know What the Lanterman Act Means to You4/22/2013209.81 KB2479

Federal Education Code

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Annual State Application Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012The Department of Developmental Services is holding hearings to receive public comment on their “Annual Part C Grant Application, Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.”4/22/2013304.37 KB1962
COPAA Announcement for the Fairness ActCOPAA permission is granted to share this important announcement with others.4/22/2013479.70 KB2036
Federal Education CodeFederal Office of Civil Rights advisory regarding students with IEPs participating in accelerated, advanced placement programs.4/22/20132.85 MB2032
Statement of Senator Harkin on Introducing the IDEA Fairness Restoration ActStatement of Senator Harkin on Introducing the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act, S.613, on March 17, 20114/22/201314.26 KB2198
US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative ServicesJanuary 21, 2011, US Dept of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Memorandum to Schools: Response to Intervention (RTI) Process Cannot Be Used to Delay-Deny an Evaluation for Eligibility under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)4/22/20131.04 MB1997
US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSEP 11-07)A Response to Intervention (RTI) process cannot be used to delay-deny an evaluation for Eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)4/22/20131.02 MB2146

Programs Threatened By Budget Cuts

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Elimination of Many Essential Services for Persons with DisabilitiesMediCal cuts at dangerous level, elimination of IHSS services for most people with autism, MR and seniors, mental health services eliminated from IEP, and the termination of the Lanterman Act through the Regional Centers will all begin July 1st, 2011.4/22/2013304.16 KB2034
Parent Letter to the SenateParent letter to Senate About Necessity of Services to People with Autism, A Personal Story4/22/201378.09 KB2411

Special Education Litigation

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Parents of Disabled Children Sue California DOECA Concerned Parents Association who sued CA DOE for "systematically failing to provide California children with their statutory entitlement to a “free appropriate public education.” Rocklin and Folsom-Cordova are part of the suit. Still awaiting the verd4/29/2013Unknown1667
Press Release October, 2010October 21, 2010, LOS ANGELES—a class action lawsuit to preserve lifeline services for more than 20,000 students was filed today in federal court by Public Counsel, Disability Rights California, Mental Health Advocacy Services and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.4/22/201319.56 KB1965
Rethinking the Special Education Due Process SystemAASA has begun to compile recommendations for the next re-authorization of IDEA and Rethinking the Special Education Due Process System, is the first report in our series that addresses problems with the current statute as well as proposed improvements.4/30/2013Unknown1592
Searchable Database of CA Special Education OAH DecisionsCalifornia Special Ed Law Wiki Hearing Decision, Case Law and More4/22/2013Unknown1485
Special Education Division Quarterly Data Report First Quarter 2010-2011 Special Education Division Quarterly Data Report First Quarter 2010-2011 Fiscal Year - July 1, 2010 - September 30, 20104/22/2013365.21 KB2211

California Education Code

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Assignment of Educational Decision Making Authority Form for Special Education Students, 18 years and youngerA special education student may assign his/her rights to make education decisions to someone like a parent or guardian at the 18th birthday. Form and description from DRC.4/22/2013314.04 KB5758
California Education CodeCalifornia Education Code - Community Advisory Committee Responsibilities From the Composite of Laws, 31st Edition4/22/201355.00 KB2128

CA Department of Education, Special Education Complaint Process

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Brochure/ProcessBrochure/Process4/22/20134.27 KB0
DRC, part of SERR's publicationDRC, part of SERR's publication4/22/20134.27 KB0
HintsHints4/22/20134.27 KB0
Request for complaint Investigation FormRequest for complaint Investigation Form4/22/2013113.81 KB2136

Civil Rights Awareness and Community Advocacy

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Disability Research Web SiteThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new web site for the Center of Excellence for Research on Disability Services, Care Coordination and Integration...4/22/2013Unknown1426
Disability Rights PublicationDisability Rights Online News is the Department of Justice’s monthly newsletter covering civil rights developments across the country. The September issue includes summaries of ADA, Fair Housing, and National Voting Rights Act cases...4/24/2013Unknown1572
Kidsdata.org's Statewide Expansion is Complete Watch this video to learn about kidsdata.org's helpful features, and find tips to quickly locate the data you need.4/24/2013Unknown1551
Offical California Legislative InformationNew Web Site for Accessing California Legislative Information. New Laws Report now available. See New Features for more information. 1999-2008 Cumulative Statutory Record now available in Legislative Publications. See New Features for more information. A 1/30/2014Unknown1279
Public Records RequestRequest public records. 4/24/2013Unknown1571

Federal Medicaid Program

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Federal Medicaid Home and Community Based WaiverFederal Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver, Section 1915 (c) information4/24/2013150.42 KB2473
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