AREA BOARD 13
Upcoming Area Board 13 Meetings
La Conferencia de Padres Del Valle Imperial 2014 (PDF)
The 2014 Imperial Valley Parent Conference (PDF)
24th Annual San Diego People First Self-Advocacy Conference:
The 10th Annual Developmental Disabilitites Provider Network Legislative Community Forum for May 9, 2014
Event dancers needed (PDF)
The Let's Talk Transition Workshop- May 10, 2014- (PDF)
Department of Managed Health Care
California Department of Insurance Consumer Alert
- Get Safe - Amount requested $19,522
Goal #4- Increase knowledge and awareness of the needs and challenges that persons with disabilities face when interacting with community first responders
For the past 15 years, Get Safe has successfully worked with Regional Centers and Area Boards throughout California to create collaborative partnerships between communities and the agencies that provide services for persons with developmental disabilities through its safety education, self-advocacy forums, and diversity awareness trainings. Based on experience interacting with and listening to the expressed needs of persons with disabilities and their families, services providers, and first responders, Get Safe has developed a First Responder • Training that effectively protects and assists individuals with a developmental disability within the community. People with developmental disabilities may be misunderstood when interacting with law enforcement, community helpers, or when navigating the legal system. The goal of Get Safe’s First Responder Training Program is to provide proven techniques and tools to help first responders and other professionals more effectively recognize and successfully assist persons with developmental disabilities, especially in emergency situations. Get Safe's view of a "First Responder" is not strictly represented by a professional title, but instead, the first person to respond to an emergency situation. Get Safe proposes conducting trainings for traditional first responders (i.e. police officers, EMT, & fire personnel), and any other service professional, community member, care giver, family member, and/or potential bystander that may have contact with an individual with a developmental disability. li>
Grant CYCLE 36 (2013-2014)Get Safe • Awarded $10,000
The unifying theme for this series is to provide first responders with the tools necessary to identify prevent, and positively respond to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities through education, practical scenario role plays and advocacy.
Get Safe believes that everyone is a first responder as soon as they interact with a person with developmental disabilities. While this includes a police officer and other emergency personnel, this also includes a coach, a parent, a nurse, a grocery store cashier, or a city librarian. Now more than ever, knowing how to identify and effectively communicate with persons with developmental disabilities is crucial for serving one's community effectively and safely.
State Plan Goal Addressed
Goal #4 - Increase knowledge and awareness of the needs and challenges that persons with disabilities face when interacting with community first responders
8880 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108-1634
Fax: (619) 688-3296
Molly has been an advocate for persons with disabilities for over 20 years. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and has been an administrator for programs that provide services to underserved populations. In this professional role she assisted in creating policies that improved health care access for individuals with disabilities.
The Council looks forward to Molly’s participation and representation of individuals with disabilities and Area Board 13.