California Sibling Leadership Network

  Siblings Matter Brothers and sisters (sibs) have the longest relationship of anyone in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  Collectively, sibs have a wealth of knowledge about how to best support their brothers and sisters.   When it comes to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, siblings are taking over the support role traditionally performed by […]

The California Dep’t of Developmental Services

The California Department of Developmental Services has a comprehensive web site that can answer many of your questions such as what is a developmental disability? or who is eligible for services?   You may know that many of the developmental centers (institutions) are in the process of being shut down – you will find progress […]

Administration for Community Living; Rights of People with I/DD

  The Administration for Community Living is part of the federal government’s Health and Human Services Department.  Formed in 2012, it brought several related agencies under one roof. is structured to provide general policy coordination while retaining programs specific to the needs of each population served. ACL is comprised of the following units: Office of the […]

Regional Center of the East Bay

The Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) is one of the 21 regional centers in the State of California which together serve more than 269,000 individuals with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities, and their families.   Established in 1976, Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) is a private, non-profit corporation under contract with […]

The Arc of California A Determined Advocate for People with I/DD

A Bulldog of an Advocate for Your Family Member The Arc of California is the legislative advocate of California’s 22 Arc Chapters and is based in Sacramento.  The Sacramento team meets often with the Governor’s office, along with The Department of Developmental Services, The Department of Rehabilitation, and related agencies.  In addition, Arc California meets regularly […]