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 We need to hear from you about Autism Insurance Issues.  Please take our survey and let us know what you think.

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Por favor, haga clic abajo para tomar nuestra encuesta y háganos saberlo que piensas

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Upcoming Area Board 13 Meetings


Involved Exceptional Parents’ Day Conference, February 28,2015 - Flyer       Registration Form

Get Safe Training Flyer - January 31, 2015 (PDF)

Let's talk Transition Workshop- January 24, 2015 (PDF)

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:

  • Conference Details and Information (PDF)
  • Friday Registration  (PDF)
  • Saturday-Sunday Registration (PDF)

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

2014 Grants Cycle 37

    • 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

      Project Summary
      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>



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          Suite 250
          San Diego, CA 92108-1634

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On January 25, 2012, Molly Kennedy was sworn in, by Patrick Henning from the Governor’s Appointments office, as a member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities representing Area Board 13 on Developmental Disabilities that serves San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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.