(Legislative Luncheon – Friday, April 24th – Register Here: www.sarc.org)
San Andreas Regional Center and the Service Provider Advisory Committee (SPAC) are collecting letters and emails from our community regarding experiences with service limitations and reductions experienced in recent years. Our service system is in crisis and we need your support in sending a message to the California Legislature that reform needs to happen now.
When: March 18th Time: All Day Where: All San Andreas Regional Center offices
Who should write: Parents, individuals served, family members, service providers, and friends.
What: Letters and emails will be hand delivered to California State Senators and Assembly Members in Sacramento on April 15th…..But we need your letters and stories!!
What: Letters should have a personal message about why regional center services, and service provider services are important to you and your family. Your letter should also include the 3 key points listed below.
Key Issue 1: There needs to be a 10% increase for DDS providers and Regional Centers. Service providers are being pushed to the brink of collapse and a 10% increase can help stop the bleeding.
Key Issue 2: There needs to be a 5% annual investment to help secure future funding for the DD System.
Key Issue 3: There needs to be Reform with the “Core Staffing Formula” which creates regional center budgets. Service provider rates have been frozen for the past 10 years and The Core Staffing Formula has not been updated since 1991. Programs will continue to close if these issues are not addressed.
Please Note: Letters and emails will be accepted until April 10th if not received onMarch 18th
“We Speak With One Voice” because with our community “EVERY VOICE COUNTS!!
Letters can be emailed to: [email protected]
Or Mail to:
San Andreas Regional Center
Att: Francisco Valenzuela
300 Orchard City Drive, Suite 170
Campbell, CA 95008