Cal OES seeking applicants to serve as a Disability Representative:
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is accepting applications for a Disability Representative to serve on the Emergency Function (EF) workgroups. Each EF is led by a State Agency and is designed to bring together discipline specific stakeholders to collaborate and support all phases of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The bill requires that representatives should be, to the extent practicable, from the following groups:
1. People who are blind and/or have low vision
2. People with other sensory needs, such as deaf and hard of hearing
3. People with cognitive/intellectual disabilities
4. People with physical disabilities
Applications are due no later than Friday, December 20, 2013. If you are interested in serving with Cal OES, please contact Richard Devylder, Office for Access and Functional Needs at (916) 845-8981 or email at: email@example.com.
Changes Affecting your Ability to Repeat Special Classes
Changes in State law have more narrowly defined approved reasons to repeat special classes such as Special Education (SP ED) and Adapted Physical Education (APE). If you are planning to register in a special course you have already taken, you must now complete and submit a Special Class Repeat Petition to Admissions and Records. This petition requires the signature of and/or consultation with a DSPS counselor. Please read the petition carefully, complete and submit it to DSPS for counselor review. Call (209) 954-5151, x.6272, if you have questions.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sponsored Event: Family-to-Family Education Program
Family members of people with a mental illness often experience considerable worry, stress and the need for information and support as they try to assist their ill relative and adjust to the changes that mental illness brings to the family system. Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for family and friends of individuals with a mental illness or emotional disorder. Classes begin Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in Stockton, CA. For more information or to register contact: Suzanne Levesque Kita, firstname.lastname@example.org, (209) 472-1259, or Debbie Alter, dalter-NAMI@att.net, (209) 478-7799.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sponsored Event:
Provider Education Course
This course provides a clinical picture of collaborative secondary intervention strategies (pragmatic, concrete, practical steps) which staff can use in practice. The primary knowledge base of the course is the lived experience of consumer and family members relating to critical clinical aspects of serious brain disorders; the purpose of the course is to help providers “see our lives” from the inside so that effective, equitable and compassionate partnerships can guide the treatment process. Class begins Monday, October 14, 2013. For more information, contact Debbie Alter, Executive Director, (209) 478-7799 or email@example.com.
New Intake Process for new students:
New students should arrive 15 minutes in advance to complete Release of Confidential Information and Application For Services forms, and provide verification. Documentation must be submitted and/or shown to staff prior to meeting with a counselor. Students who neglect to bring proof of a disability will be asked to return when they have appropriate documentation.
Continuation of DSPS services:
In order to receive services through the DSPS program, students must meet with a DSPS counselor each term they require services. Services are not automatically approved for the academic year. DSPS counselors determine accommodations based on the student's functional and/or educational limitation as detailed in the student's disability verification documentation.
Pay-to-Stay Policy in effect:
Tuition fees are due at the time of registration. Students have 10 business days from the date they register into classes to pay all tuition and/or enrollment fees, otherwise the registration system will automatically drop them from class(es). For more information, please visit Admissions & Records webpage: http://www.deltacollege.edu/dept/ar/registration/paytostay.html
Important Parking Information:
Please arrive to campus at least 30 minutes early for your appointment. Parking is limited due to campus construction and high traffic the first few weeks of school. Allow time to park and arrive to our office by your scheduled appointment time.