Dialogue Newsletter

The Dialogue is a quarterly publication by the Regional Center of Orange County for our community, people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as service providers in Orange County.

This quarter’s highlights include…

An inspiring and heart-warming profile of Albert Ford, who spent more than five decades of his life at Fairview Developmental Center and is now enjoying a happy life in the community.

Reminder to get your Spotlight Award nominations in by January 12, 2018 and to save the date for the Spotlight Awards gala on March 2, 2018.

Update on California’s ABLE Act program (CalABLE) that will soon offer families the opportunity to set aside funds for their loved ones’ future needs, without causing them to lose eligibility for government benefits.

Perspective from Executive Director Larry Landauer on the extensive care and planning that takes place for each Fairview Developmental Center resident who transitions to life in the community.

Reflections on self-determination from PAC Chair Sylvia Delgado and Peer Advocate Jess Corey, and announcement of the upcoming RCOC-sponsored self-determination conference.

Story about the recent back-to-school event — organized by RCOC’s Comfort Connection Family Resource Center and underwritten by Premier Healthcare Services — to provide backpacks and other school supplies to low-income families served by RCOC.

Announcement of respite changes that go into effect in 2018, providing families statewide with some much-needed flexibility.

Listings of upcoming parent workshops on dealing with challenging behaviors and preparing for the Early Start transition, along with an everyday wellness tip and information on how readers can contribute to RCOC’s annual Holiday Wish Tree program.

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