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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Transition to Special Education

Presented March 28, 2024

My Child’s Early Intervention is Ending at Age 3 – What’s Next?

In this training, you will learn about the Transition from Golden Gate Regional Center’s (GGRC) Early Start Program and service options to consider at age three. Services to consider could include ongoing services through GGRC, special education through your local school district, services covered through your private health insurance, Medi-Cal, or community-based services. Presented by Family Resource Center of San Mateo County.

Special Education

Presented April 3, 2023

Reasonable Accommodations in Higher Education

Topics that will be discussed in this training include a student’s right to disability-related reasonable accommodations in college and university settings, federal and state laws providing for such accommodations, and the complaint process if denied a disability-related accommodation. Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented December 5, 2022

What is ADR and How Can It Help My Child and Me?

ADR, or Appropriate Dispute Resolution, is a set of interventions that can be of help when there is a dispute over your child’s IEP. Topics discussed include what the IDEA has to say about ADR programs, what interventions are available in San Mateo County, and more. Presented by San Mateo County SELPA.
Presented October 24, 2022

How to Read Your Child’s IEP

In this training, you will learn about the components of the Individual Education Program (IEP), the language under Special Education law known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and what to look for when reading your child's IEP. Presented by San Mateo County SELPA.
Presented September 14, 2022

Understanding Special Education and the IEP Process by Disability Rights California

Come learn about the Individual Education Program (IEP), terms and definitions as well information about Child Find, what it means to have a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as well as a parent’s special education rights. Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented June 29, 2022

Things to Consider Before Beginning the Special Education Process by Disability Rights California

This training will provide information on things to look for when considering an initial assessment with your child’s local school district’s special education department. Topics discussed include the Request for Assessment letter, your child’s Assessment Plan, the various assessments used, and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE). Presented by Disability Rights CA.

Regional Center Services

Presented January 29, 2024

Regional Center Services

This training will cover the referral process, eligibility criteria, assessment process, and examples of services and support provided to Regional Center clients for both Early Start and Lanterman Act programs. Presented by Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC).
Presented February 13, 2023

What is Early Start and How Can It Help My Child and Me?

This training is an opportunity for parents and guardians of children from birth to age three (3) to get the information they need to navigate the Early Start System. Topics include timelines, the referral and assessment process, the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), services, and parents’ rights. Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented January 23, 2023

What is Respite and How Can It Help My Child and My Family?

Respite can provide a much-needed break from your caregiving responsibilities. This training will cover the definition of Respite, eligibility, as well as the different types of Respite during Early Start (0-3 years old), and Lanterman Services Act (3 years and above). Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented December 12, 2022

The Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy and the Role They Play in Supporting Regional Center Clients

In this training, you will learn about what the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is and how they work with Regional Centers to support Regional Center consumers. Presented by OCRA.

Transition to Adulthood

Presented August 14, 2023

Alternatives to Conservatorship by Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA)

Topics covered in this training include: an introduction to conservatorships, types of conservatorships, powers in conservatorships, an overview of the conservatorship process, and alternatives to limited conservatorships. The purpose of this training is to provide you with information to help your child with a disability be as independent as possible. Presented by Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA).
Presented May 22, 2023

Vocational Services

This training provides information about vocational and pre-vocational services available from the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) for students with disabilities, as well as Disability Rights CA’s Client Assistance Program (CAP). Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented August 30, 2022

Transition Planning with the School District, Regional Center, and Department of Rehabilitation by Disability Rights California

This training will discuss how the School District, Regional Center, and Department of Rehabilitation should work together to provide your teenager with a disability with the services and supports they need to be successful when they transition into adulthood.
Presented August 10, 2022

Alternatives to Conservatorship by Disability Rights California

The purpose of this training on conservatorships and alternatives to conservatorship is to provide you with information to help you keep your child with a disability as independent as possible.

General Disability-Related

Presented June 9, 2022

Understanding the Basics of ABLE and CalABLE by Disability Rights California

CalABLE is a savings and investment plan offered by the state of California for individuals with qualifying disabilities. This training discusses CalABLE, its financial benefits, eligibility, and more.

Public Benefits

Presented December 18, 2023

SSI Eligibility and Appeals

This training covers SSI eligibility requirements, appeals, reporting requirements, and other related topics. Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented October 30, 2023

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Assessments and Re-Assessments

This training will help you prepare for the county IHSS worker’s initial intake assessment, the annual re-determination, and even a hearing. This presentation focuses on the tools social workers use in determining what time to give for each service. Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented August 28, 2023

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Basics

Topics discussed include the following: eligibility for IHSS; description of general services under IHSS; Protective Supervision; Paramedical Services; the application process for IHSS; and the process of appealing a denial of IHSS or reduction in hours. Presented by Disability Rights CA.
Presented June 5, 2023

Medi-Cal Basics

Topics discussed in this training on Medi-Cal include: eligibility, income and resource limits, what Medi-Cal will pay for, and the appeals process.
Presented March 27, 2023

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Basics

Learn about In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), including eligibility, general services, Protective Supervision, the appeal process, and more.