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Supporting Family Caregivers via Caring Futures / Apoyando a los Cuidadores Familiares a través de Futuros Y Esperanza

Family caregivers are a critical part of how people with developmental disabilities thrive in communities of their choosing. Their needs, though, are different from those of direct support professionals - first, because their connection is family. And second, because their needs change in different ways over the years. The Arc of California has a new initiative focused on family caregivers and long-term planning - Caring Futures.

Caring Futures is a…

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Posted on: Nov 16, 2023

DDS Emergency Preparedness Bulletin - Fall Edition: Earthquake/Tsunami

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is excited to share the Fall Edition of the Emergency Preparedness Bulletin posted on the Emergency Preparedness Consumer and Vendor pages. This bulletin provides information and preparation reminders for California’s earthquakes and tsunamis. Preparing for the unexpected is your best defense against earthquakes and tsunamis during fall months. Knowing what to do before an emergency occurs allows you to respond quickly.…

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Posted on: Nov 13, 2023

Hidden Barriers to Sexuality Education for Chinese Parents with Children Who Have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Check out the article from Elevatus Training: "Hidden Barriers to Sexuality Education for Chinese Parents with Children Who Have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities."

Here's an excerpt:

"In my journey to become culturally competent in reaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from other cultures, I asked Bin Feng to give me some insight on working with Chinese families. Bin lives in New York with his son, with autism. He is very…

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Posted on: Nov 11, 2023

Get in the Holiday Spirit and Make Some Ornaments for the State Capitol Tree

For more than two decades, ornaments created by persons with developmental disabilities have been used to decorate the State Capitol Tree, and the Department of Developmental Services has put out the request for ornaments for 2023's tree.

To be included on the tree, DDS must receive all ornaments by Thursday, November 16, 2023.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place the first week of December. This year, as in…

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2023

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