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We offer FREE one-on-one and group assistance through video or phone calls for those with challenges or questions about receiving or delivering alternative and remote services during the pandemic.


Help is available to anyone in California's intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) community, including people with disabilities, their families/caregivers, the organizations who provide services to people with IDD, and their staff.


If you are having a crisis, and need immediate attention, please call 911 or contact your primary care physician. The Disability Thrive Initiative does not handle regional center service or billing disputes. For those issues, please contact your regional center or the Department of Developmental Services.

 

To request support or ask a question, please click the button below and complete the form. You can also call us at (916) 238-8811. Our goal is to respond within a day Monday through Friday.

WE PROVIDE ASSISTANCE ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

For Individuals with IDD and Families/Caregivers:

  • Working with your service provider to receive alternative services
  • Safe reengagement in group or in-person programs during pandemic
  • Concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Connecting to technology for accessing remote services
  • Self-determination for alternative services
  • Connecting to resources for accessing remote services

For Service Providers, Regional Centers, and staff:

  • Alternative services staffing and program models
  • Safety protocols for COVID-19 – PPE and sanitation best practices
  • Community reengagement through hybrid remote and in-person services
  • Practicing informed decision making and the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Utilizing technology to meet the individual needs of people with IDD

TO ACCESS OUR PREVIOUS WEBINARS AND A RESOURCE LIBRARY ON SEVERAL OF THE ABOVE TOPICS, VISIT DISABILITYTHRIVEINITIATIVE.ORG.

Together, we can THRIVE!

About the Disability Thrive Initiative

Established in 2020, the Disability Thrive Initiative provides statewide training, support and resources on how to deliver and access alternative services for Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Initiative develops and shares resources to help the disability community navigate the challenges of the current public health crisis. Through free webinars, peer-to-peer consultations and trainings, and a resource library, the Initiative will provide innovative, real-world examples of how to safely address the needs of individuals with IDD.


The Disability Thrive Initiative is presented by the California Disability Services Association and Easterseals of Southern California, in collaboration with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, The Arc of California and California Alliance for Leadership and Education. The initiative is generously funded by the California Department of Developmental Services and San Diego Regional Center.

PARTNER WITH US!

The Disability Thrive Initiative is proudly presented by:

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Generously funded by:

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