Family Voices of California
August 17, 2021


State Council on Developmental Disabilities Statewide Self-Advocacy Chat
Wed, August 18; 11am
These monthly chats are intended to give self-advocates throughout California the chance to talk about topics that matter to them. August's Topic: Benefits of Supported Decision Making
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Webinar: CalABLE, SSA and HUD Working Together
Wed, August 18, 2-4pm
One of the most common concerns about opening an ABLE account is whether an individual’s benefits will be impacted. CalABLE has assembled a panel of specialists who will discuss how ABLE accounts interact with Social Security and Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
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Webinar: Self Determination Program Connect: Developing Your Individual Budget Part 2
Wed, August 18; 4:30-6pm
Participants will hear from regional center staff about how they develop individual budgets with their SDP participants. 
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Webinar: Child Tax Credit to Aid Families
Tues, August 24; 11am-12pm
From Catalyst Center, this webinar will explain the expanded Child Tax Credit and how Title V and family organizations might assist families in applying.
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Medi-Cal Children's Health Advisory Panel Meeting
Thurs, September 9, 9:30am-1pm
Statewide advisory body that advises DHCS on matters relevant to children enrolled in Medi-Cal.
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Medi-Cal Telehealth Advisory Workgroup
DHCS is looking to recruit individuals for the Medi-Cal Telehealth Advisory Workgroup who represent a diverse set of stakeholders and can meaningfully contribute to the discussion about the future of telehealth in the Medi-Cal program after current COVID-19-related flexibilities expire. Applications due by close of business this Thursday, August 19.
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2021 Disaster and Emergency Readiness Survey
The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Disability Disaster Access & Resources program needs your help to document disaster and emergency-related successes and gaps in your community, including electricity company shutoffs.
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