Legislative Issues

Here, we will post information about important legislative issues that are affecting DDS, the human services field and autism related services.

March 18, 2014
Last week 17 major stakeholders in California’s community based developmental services system came together to support a document put together by the Lanterman Coalition that outlines the immediate budget needs and requests from the local vendor community that serves people with disabilities throughout the state of California.  This was a monumental event as it is the first time that all 17 groups have come together to support a full list of requests going to our legislators.

Check out the proposal from the Lanterman Coalition at http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1107877233086-274/Budget+Proposal+Final+Version.pdf.  

March 17, 2014
SB 1445 is a bill that promotes the voluntary use of telehealth by regional centers. Telehealth is is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Find out more about telehealth and it’s benefits with this fact sheet.