Del Valle Transition Program

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Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached is the latest version of the Care Parent Network Bulletin.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 5/7/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

It looks like a great program!

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 4/23/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached please find the agenda for the April 24 DD Council board meeting which will include a presentation on the California Legacy Homes Program.

 

And a reminder that nominations are now open for the 2019 Excellence in Service Award to be presented at the June awards dinner, form is attached.  Now is your chance to recognize that person who is making a difference in the lives of individuals with I/DD in our community!

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 4/23/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

1)  April 16, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm:  Webinar/Workshop on Unique Issues for Special Needs Trust in California and CalABLE with Stephen W. Dale , Esq. and Dante Allen, CalABLE Executive Director. Dante will discuss the basics of the ABLE Act and how practitioners can partner with CalABLE, and Steve, through a series of case studies, will show how a special needs trust tied to an ABLE Account can get the best of all worlds in many cases. The presentation will be one hour followed by 30 minutes for Q&A. To attend the workshop in person at the Dale Law Firm, 127 Aspen Drive, Pacheco, please register by sending your contact information to amy@gspt.org. To participate online, link to https://vimeo.com/322354275 on April 16, at 11:30 am. 

 

2)  April 27, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm : Free accessible home ownership seminar, geared towards first time home buyers and buyers with accessibility challenges and their families. Speakers will discuss how to get a loan you can afford, down payment assistance programs, finding accessible homes, Section 8 Home Ownership, the new ABLE Act, and many other topics. Please register at eventbrite, space is limited for this event. Location: Keller Williams, 4937 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A. 

 

3)  Grant Opportunity: Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund will be accepting applications until May 17 for grants up to $10,000. Grants may be used for implementation of activities and/or programs that directly benefit the residents of portions of Pittsburg/Bay Point/Antioch that fall in to the following general categories:

  • Youth Services –specific activities projects that benefit children/youth
  • Code Enforcement –activities focusing on clean communities 
  • Public Safety –related to law enforcement, crime prevention, etc. 
  • Community Beautification 
  • Community Services –broad category of public benefit activities

The 2019-2020 application instructions include further details. Potential applicants are required to attend a Mandatory Bidders’ Conference on April 18 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the California Theater, 351 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, registration is required.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 4/12/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents
Please find attached the April edition of the Council's Corner.
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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 4/9/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Here is the latest bulletin from the Care Parent Network.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/28/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

In Celebration of Autism Awareness month a viewing of “Life, Animated” will be held in Concord.

 

Please view flyer for more information

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/28/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

The Transition options program (TOPS) is holding a creativity expo.

Please see attached flyer for more information.

 

Please see attached flyer for more information.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/28/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

I have heard this is a great event with many different types of resources for people with special needs.

 

Please see flyer for more in information.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/28/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Please note this event is in Pleasanton.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/28/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Please see attached for more information.

 

Along with previous meeting minutes.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/24/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

When:

April 18, 2019    From 4-6pm


Where:

3227 Clayton Rd.
Concord, CA 94519

 

See see Attached flyer for more information

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/24/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents
Attached you will find the March edition of the Council's Corner which contains a link to the agenda for *tomorrow's* budget hearing, information on the opening of Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Waiting Lists for 4 properties, and more! 
 
As always, feel free to send me information of interest to the community that you would like to have included in future editions. Have a great day!
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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/6/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Please see attachment for more information. 

 

Thank you

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/1/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

 Special Olympics track and field team. All levels of ability and experience welcome. We will train running, walking, jumps, throws, including shot put and turbo javelin.

 

Please see attachment for more information. 

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/1/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Here is the latest bulletin from the Care Parent Network.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 3/1/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents
Attached you will find the February edition of the Council's Corner. 
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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 2/8/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Here is the latest edition of the Care Parent Network new letter.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 1/25/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached please find the January edition of the Council's corner for your reading pleasure. Feel free to share this with others who may be interested.

 

Also attached is the agenda for the Wednesday, January 23 Board meeting, and the minutes from the November Board meeting. 

 

Stay dry and drive safe!

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 1/17/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Homepage, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents
Learn how to make the Individual Program Plan work for your child!
 

 For parents/caregivers of children, teens, and adults  who are eligible for Regional Center services.

 

This looks like a great presentation to attend!

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 1/14/19




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Principals, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

 I would like to give a special THANK YOU to Deborah Penry for her time she worked with the Care Parent Network.

 

Deborah has been a great resource for all parents especially within the Acalanes district and our special education staff.

 

Thank you Deborah your time, knowledge, and assistance!      

Attached is the latest bulletin from the Care Parent Network
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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 12/20/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

The Contra Costa Transition Task Force will be holding a mini conference on Employment February 2, 2019.  Please see the attached flyer about the event.  The conference will discuss using and managing benefits, supported employment, and thinking creatively about employment for all types of adult students. 

 

You can register online at www.ccc-employment-is-an-option.eventbrite.com, or following the instructions on the flyer for mail-in registration.

 

I am strongly encouraging all parents to attend this event!

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 12/18/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Please join us for a screening of Intelligent Lives, a film by Dan Habib, on December 13, 2018, at the Ed Roberts Campus at the Ashby BART Station, Berkeley. 


Date: December 13, 2018
Time: Reception: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Film Screening: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Register at Eventbrite (or call 510-644-2555):
Intelligent Lives features three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Michah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.


Details:
- Screened with open captions
- Appropriate for ages 8 and up--we encourage children to see this film with their family
- This is a scent free event
- Post-film discussion with director Dan Habib

NOTE: For other accommodations, please contact Susan Henderson at shenderson@dredf.org by 3:00pm on December 7. We will do our best to accommodate requests received after this time. The Osher Foundation Conference Room is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing loop.

Presented by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) • Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council •  CA State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Bay Area Office • Center for Accessible Technology • Center for Independent Living • Disability Studies Minor, UC Berkeley • East Bay Innovations • Ed Roberts Campus • Toolworks • World Institute on Disability

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 12/6/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached you will find the agenda for the November 28 Developmental Disabilities Council board of directors meeting. 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 11/23/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

 Attached is the latest bulletin from the Care Parent Network

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 11/23/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

This flyer was sent to me by an adult education colleague. 

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 10/30/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents
 

Attached you will find the current edition of the Council's Corner. Please note, there are a couple of events happening this week! Have a look at details for the Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities listening session happening in Concord tomorrow evening. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to our lawmakers and I'm looking forward to seeing a big turn out from our community!

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 10/26/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

 Attached is the agenda for the next Contra Costa Developmental Disabilities Council meeting along with the minutes from the September 26 meeting. 

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 10/22/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached is the  lately Care Parent Network news letter for November.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 10/22/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Please know Acalanes Union High school district is not affiliated with this this law firm and this is not an endorsement.  

 

The Webinars and Workshops seems to reflect current information for students and parents to know regards to ABLE ACT and IPPs for the Regional Center. 

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 10/19/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached is the flyer for the Annual Resource Fair held in Concord.  This is a great place to speak to adult program service providers  and other services offer after the school.

 

I strongly encourage parents to attend this fair.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 10/5/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached is a flyer for Care Parent Network Annual Picnic. 

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 10/1/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Staff, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 9/25/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Homepage, Teachers, All Grades, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents
Please note this is a new event to me.  Please either click on the link below or view the flyer attached.
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-disability-and-access-and-functional-needs-forum-tickets-45863024541
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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 9/24/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Staff, Homepage, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Attached you will find the agenda for the next Developmental Disabilities Council meeting: Wednesday, September 26 at 10 am at RCEB Concord. Also attached find the minutes from our last regular meeting which was in May. We'll have a lot to discuss after our summer hiatus! I'm looking forward to reconnecting with everyone.

 

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 9/24/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

Good afternoon,

Find attached the current issue of the Council's Corner, chock-full of upcoming events!

 The Contra Costa Developmental Disabilities Council is open to all to attend and I will be posting their meeting times and agendas in the future. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate in these meetings.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 9/22/18




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Below are additional announcements from the Developmental Disabilities Council:



1) From Contra Costa County Health, Housing and Homeless Services Division: Housing insecure youth and families are traditionally difficult to identify during our annual Homeless Point in Time Count. We are conducting a special count this year targeted just to these populations to better capture information about the need for housing and services for youth and families in our community. The count is focused on people in Contra Costa under the age of 25 and/or people raising minor children. The survey closes Sunday September 9th.

The survey can be completed in a number of ways including: calling 211 to do the survey over the phone, texting 898211 with your zip code to do the survey by text, or going online to bit.ly/housingsurvey2018

2) September 13, 2018 at 3:00: In partnership with the
Disability Organizing (DO) Network, the Disability Visibility Project ® will host a Twitter chat on Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in a conversation with all of the candidates for California Governor. We will first ask the candidates a series of questions to these candidates about LTSS in California and will leave time for any participant to talk to the candidates about their concerns. Everyone is welcome to participate but please know the conversation will be focused on California LTSS issues. More info and a downloadable accessible guide on how to participate in a Twitter chat if this is your first time can be found at http://disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/. (This link will also provide you with information on some webinars taking place later in the month on voting rights, accessibility and education.)  

3) From PG&E: With the 2018 wildfire season upon us, PG&E is convening informational workshops about our Community Wildfire Safety Program. As you may already know, in the event of extreme fire danger conditions, it may be necessary for us to temporarily turn off electricity in some areas within your community to protect public safety. We understand how important electric service is to our customers, and we will only consider a Public Safety Power Shutoff as a last resort. Join us at your local workshop to learn more about PG&Es plans and to provide your input:

Thursday, September 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
at Amador Rancho Community Center, Bella Vista Room,
1998 Rancho Park Loop, San Ramon, Calif. If you would like to attend, or require on-site accommodations such as translation and sign language services, contact 916-386-5240 or dmb4@pge.com.


P.S. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to provide feedback through the Developmental Disabilities Council survey. The survey will close next week. It can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5HCPQS

 

 

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 9/7/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Transition Site, Transition Period 1, Homepage, Students, Bridget Benjamin and Parents

I am strongly encouraging everyone and anyone who has a student within a Transition program to attend this meeting!   This is a time for your voices to be heard in regards to services provided from adult service providers and how this major change in life should occur instead of just happening.

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 9/5/18




Audience: Homepage, Transition Site, Homepage and Bridget Benjamin

Attached are the upcoming events and trainings offered through the Care Parent Network organization.  I strongly encourage parents to attend.  Who knows you may see me at their Transition to Adult Workshops :)

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Posted by: Bridget Benjamin
Published: 9/5/18