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…

Profiles of Melissa Yu Mijares and Ian Mishkin, who are among the 10 adults served by RCOC that are enjoying life at Irvine’s new Salerno Apartments complex, where some apartments are rented out at market rates, which helps to subsidize the affordable apartments dedicated to veterans, those at risk for homelessness, low-income residents, and those with developmental disabilities.

Executive Director Larry Landauer’s column announcing the July 1, 2021 expansion of California’s Self-Determination Program — now an option for nearly everyone served by regional centers statewide — and explaining some of the key differences between SDP and the traditional model of services.

Highlights of how California’s fiscal year 2021-2022 budget affects the developmental services community, including some good news and some disappointments.

Column by RCOC’s Peer Advisory Committee Chair and Peer Advocate, who talk about their journeys to independent living, along with an item about the list RCOC maintains of adults we serve who are seeking roommates.

Everyday Wellness column with tips for parents on helping their children make the transition to the regular sleep routines they need now that schools are resuming in-person instruction.

Details of upcoming virtual workshops on behavior management and Early Start transition, along with information on submitting online nominations for RCOC’s Spotlight Awards.

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