Family Voices of California
January 24, 2022

Best wishes for a very happy
and healthy 2022

from all of us at Family Voices of California!


Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
The federal website to order free COVID-tests.  Very quick and easy! Every household can sign up for free at-home COVID-19 testing kits. Each household can order a maximum of four(4) free testing kits.
A great advocacy opportunity for parents of young adults with developmental disabilities relating to the COVID shots - $125 stipend for participants.  Learn more 
Webinar: Designing Value-Based Payment Innovations for Pediatric-to-Adult Transitional Care Wednesday Jan. 26 at 10am PT. Register here
CCS Advisory Group Stakeholder Meeting. January 25, 2022 1pm-4pm.  At 3:45pm the meeting is open for public comments/discussion. Agenda now available at Join us!
Family Voices and the American Academy of Pediatrics want to know what families think about COVID-19 vaccinations for their children and youth with developmental disabilities. Participants will receive a $125 stipend.  Participate here
Registration for the national Spina Bifida advocacy summit/conference is now open February 27-March 1, 2022. Register here  
California Universal Family Care: Building a Family/Community based Care Model. Open invitation to join the meeting on January 31st 4-5pm PST Learn more

FVCA 2021 Health Summit sessions - Did you know you can access all of our 2021 Health Summit sessions via the web?  Learn about what’s new on the horizon for Medi-Cal and what changes may mean for CYSHCN; Behavioral Health for CYSHCN - Challenges and Opportunities; Partnering with your Regional Center Service Coordinator; ; Dental Care and Access for CYSHCN; and so much more… it's all here

Resources & News

Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 January Budget Proposal. Gratitude to the Arc of CA for this synopsis of the budget focused on disabilities, Regional Centers services, IHSS, Special Education and more. 
The Department of Developmental Services issues new directive for Self-Determination ProgramRead
The 2022 California Children’s Report Card – The Children's Movement (Children Now) has just released the most comprehensive report on children’s health, education, and well-being in our state.  
Exploring an Optimal Integrated Care System for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:  discusses the challenges and opportunities related to building an optimal integrated care system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Arc of California has announced the launch of El Arc de California, a statewide advocacy effort specifically for and by California’s Spanish speaking intellectual and developmental disability community.  Learn more

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