Dialogue Newsletter

This quarter’s highlights include…

Profiles of two families served by RCOC who received assistance from RCOC’s Educational Services Resource Group in understanding their rights, options and responsibilities when working through Individualized Education Program (IEP) disagreements with their public school’s special education professionals.

Overview of the Governor’s 2022-2023 proposed budget, with Executive Director Larry Landauer’s column emphasizing that the inadequate reimbursement rates in the proposed budget ignore the dramatic cost increases service providers in Orange County and statewide have experienced; he calls for prompt, bipartisan action to address the resulting direct care crisis.

Story about help available to families through RCOC’s Educational Services Resource Group and some basic facts about special education, including why public schools become responsible for most children’s services after Early Start, the significance of the IEP and a brief explanation of “summer school” – called extended school year – for children with special needs.

Thank you to Southern California News Group, parent company of the Orange County Register, for their partnership and support in helping RCOC raise awareness of developmental milestones and the availability of developmental screening.

Everyday Wellness Tip with suggestions for summer wellness, along with the Person to Person column promoting the newly-updated Recreation Resource Guide created by RCOC’s Comfort Connection Family Resource Center.

Details of upcoming virtual workshops on behavior management and a special Self-Determination Town Hall featuring Acting Self-Determination Program Ombudsperson Katie Hornberger on May 23.

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