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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 98
          Author:   Beall (D) and De León (D), et al.
          Introduced:1/15/16  
          Vote:     21  

           SUBJECT:   Californias community-based developmental services  
                     system:  50th anniversary


          SOURCE:    Association of Regional Center Agencies


          DIGEST:  This resolution recognizes the year of 2016 as the 50th  
          anniversary of California's community-based developmental  
          services system, and reaffirms the commitment of the Legislature  
          to support this system. 
          ANALYSIS:  This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)Fifty years ago, the State of California piloted a new  
            approach to serving individuals with developmental  
            disabilities by enacting a bold new direction in  
            public-private partnership that fundamentally changed and  
            dramatically improved the quality of life for individuals with  
            developmental disabilities and their families, and that would  
            become a model for the nation.  That partnership model was  
            based on the premise that the services required of a regional  
            center are of such a special and unique nature that they could  
            not be satisfactorily provided by state agencies and thus  
            required private nonprofit entities to contract with the state  
            to meet the unique needs of the different geographic regions.


          2)Regional centers provide service coordination to ensure that  








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            the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities are  
            met through a combination of natural supports, generic  
            services, and the purchase of vendored services.


          3)California's network of regional centers and service providers  
            serve nearly 300,000 individuals with developmental  
            disabilities who, as a result of the service, are able to  
            live, work, grow, and thrive in the community.


          4)Years of underfunding have reduced access to needed services  
            and supports, have threatened the sustainability of the system  
            as a whole, have strained families, and have reduced the  
            quality of life for individuals with developmental  
            disabilities.


          5)The active support and leadership of the Legislature is a  
            critical component of any and all efforts to reinvigorate and  
            renew the community-based developmental services system.


          This resolution recognizes the year of 2016 as the 50th  
          anniversary of California's community-based developmental  
          services system, declares the importance of ensuring a  
          sustainable system that protects the rights of individuals with  
          developmental disabilities and their full inclusion into  
          community life, and reaffirms the Legislatures commitment to  
          defend, support, and advance the community-based developmental  
          services system.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified1/27/16)


          Association of Regional Center Agencies (source)









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          OPPOSITION:   (Verified1/27/16)


          None received





          Prepared by:  Jonas Austin / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          1/29/16 11:24:24


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