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DS Task Force August Check-In Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Shella Comin-DuMong
24:28
Pete, for the increased cases, is there any info regarding cases by housing type?
Shella Comin-DuMong
24:49
Residence type, I mean
Amy Wall
25:37
Si alguien necesita interpretación en español, haga clic en el globo blanco en la parte inferior de la pantalla con la etiqueta "Interpretation." Luego haga clic en “Spanish” y seleccione "Mute original audio.”
Yvette Baptiste
26:37
Thanks Nancy. I like the idea of moving to quarterly meetings for the Task Force. However, with all the initiatives can we have a listing of the opportunities to be engaged in getting information and giving input on specific initiatives. ..even if this is only through surveys
Nancy Bargmann
27:41
Shella - yes, we do have a breakdown of positive cases via residence type. We can provide it - if not already on our website. Amy will follow up. thanks.
Victor Lira
28:11
Pete - To your point, with 58% of the population not reporting, it's likely that many more people are vaccinated and many more will decline, right?
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
29:31
I’ve had lots of families report they felt the questions were invasive and none of the RC’s business, unfortunately. They tended (not a scientific report, of course) to NOT Abe vaccinated.
Shella Comin-DuMong
31:03
For the uptick portion only, I'd like to know where folks are getting sick. Also, I have homeless folks getting sick in shelters and that's not shown.
Amy Wall
31:23
Sharing a resource from Disability Thrive Initiative: webinars on the COVID-19 vaccine for the IDD community.ENGLISH: https://youtu.be/3NMvMOfQLCsSPANISH: https://youtu.be/yoHJvYyqC8UThe Spanish webinar was delivered by Spanish speakers rather than being translated from English.
Amy Wall
32:12
Today’s materials are posted on the DDS website at: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/ds-task-force/
Kathy Sanders Platnick
35:47
Since we were among the earliest groups to get a vaccine outside of the hospital settings, we have had trouble getting the QR code through the state system. Are others having that problem too?
Yvette Baptiste
36:04
This blog was shared in our AA Focus Group last week, thought you all might find it as interesting as I did in relation to the AA hesitancy rates...it is the second blog right now here https://researchblog.duke.edu/author/cydney-livingston/
Jasmeet Bains
38:21
great job Michi!!!
Mark Klaus
39:19
Kathy, we've not had that issue with the QR codes. Most of our staff, residents and myself were vaccinated in January and the 2nd in early February.
Kathy Sanders Platnick
40:03
Thanks Mark. Those are consistent with our dates, but the folks doing the QR codes have been unable to find our records.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
43:16
Thank you for the PPE update! That was my question!!
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
43:47
Do we have support to continue video meetings for IPPs?
Tiffany Whiten
45:17
Are they considered health care workers?
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
45:20
To dr baines’ point, we are served through state and federal funding.
Debbie Keller
48:43
Agreed with Judy Mark in Q & A regarding "Are you planning to issue a directive about mandating DSPs to be vaccinated or tested weekly?"
Sylvia Yeh
50:51
Ditto w/ Debbie! Just like CCL issued PIN on 7/27/21 for mandated weekly COVID testing for nonvaccinated and not fully vaccinated staff
Rene Rodriguez
54:30
rice hand
Ken Barnes
54:33
While I would welcome explicit authorization/legislation from the State of California to allow businesses the option of mandating vaccinations, I don’t believe DDS has the authority (nor would we want) to direct the personnel actions of a service provider.
Yvette Baptiste
58:30
@Ken Barnes - and I know you want everyone vaccinated! I like that business get some leverage especially in direct service with certain populations
Ken Barnes
01:00:29
Indeed, I am radically pro-vaccination but also think businesses should be cautious about requesting mandates rather than legal authority.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:00:40
Capacity building for in-home specialized services and staff.
Marty Omoto
01:02:18
Of the many recommendations of the five workgroups - including those presented today - what are the next steps? How many of the recommendations have moved forward - some have actually into actual action (including initiatives in the 2021-2022 State Budget) and some made as proposals in the original HCBS (Home & Community Based Services) Spending Plan? I know we will take a deeper dive into this
Kathy Sanders Platnick
01:05:13
To Nancy’s point about rethinking our system, is it time to also revisit the guiding principles?
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:05:36
Great point Kathy!
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:06:35
Excellent points, Yvette!
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:07:35
I see investments in social recreation. What an important way to prevent crisis. How is being implemented today?
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:08:38
I agree with Yvette about safety net for consumers who are parents - needs to be strengthened.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:09:01
Echo Marty's questions.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:12:11
YES Nancy!
Marty Omoto
01:12:42
Lets also link person centered outcomes that have come from any recommendations made by the task force and work groups - because ultimately that matters and should underscore whether or not a guiding principle actually worked
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:13:09
Yea, Connie!But SDP needs to move more smoothly for families to be able to navigate it independently.
Yvette Baptiste
01:13:32
We know you need more staffing!
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:13:34
It’s still so complicated for participants to use SDP.
Yvette Baptiste
01:18:23
I love it! The Connie Chart!
Kathy Sanders Platnick
01:21:55
This chart (and the thinking around it) is terrific Nancy. Many thanks for your incredible work.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:23:01
Coffee. Ready!
Janelle Lewis
01:24:12
Regarding reestablishing social-rec: Access to these social-rec services in the traditional service delivery model will depend upon getting many vendors in place with a standard for equity across the system, Will there be a directive for social-rec explaining options and implementing a standard for equity across the system? Also, what will be done to RFP vendors for social-rec and to prioritize this vendorization process in an edpedited way so that delays to not lead to denials? Thank you.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:24:52
Thank you Janelle. Important question.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:25:54
OMG. Residential services for people who live in the family home to help erase the equity issues. Fantastic.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:26:21
In SDP, it might be easier to find services, but a simplified assessment for the funding allocation would help with innovative approaches.
Yvette Baptiste
01:29:13
OMGeee
Victor Lira
01:29:18
Love the IT piece! Is the $6mil investment in IT systems just the beginning? I'm thinking it's going to take more than that to get to where we want to be.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:29:48
I cautiously optimistic about this
Yvette Baptiste
01:31:01
Now my dog is barking! She never barks!
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:32:06
Thrilled to see implicit bias training —especially for intake
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:33:53
Bilingual differential is great
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:35:32
Disability services AA available fully online from Taft College. 4th tier. Or include with tiers please.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:36:23
Implicit bias and critical thinking and more are already developed and available.
Kathy Sanders Platnick
01:37:33
If we are interested in helping with any of these stakeholder areas, how would you like us to let you know?
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:38:16
I want the service equity group to Collaborate on RC performance measures
Marty Omoto
01:38:57
All good initiatives - potentially transforming - though it depends on how all of us make this happen in terms of implementation, measuring outcomes that are linked to the person. Also, need to understand and be present on the implementation of many other major initiatives in other systems (ie Medi-Cal - including impact to housing; education; IHSS; SSI/SSP (increase in SSP grant); child care and early learning; youth behavioral health, etc) that impact our community in the regional center system.
Yvette Baptiste
01:40:56
I like that Nancy great idea and thank you Sylvia
Tiffany Whiten
01:41:03
Thank you that would be super helpful
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:42:34
Thank you Pablo!Remote services are Life changing for families
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:43:24
Sustainability is key
Yvette Baptiste
01:43:39
I am sorry I have to go to another meeting. Good to see everyone. Fantastic and very hope filled meeting! Anything that is needed from me, let me know!
Kathy Sanders Platnick
01:43:42
I have the same concern as Pablo about the sustainability of the budget.
Gabriella Ohmstede - SDRC
01:45:10
with so many budget initiatives, there is a lot of confusion among regional centers and the community about which ones are waiting on further guidance and which are not … for example Social Rec implementation -- we have heard mixed things about whether DDS will be providing additional guidance or not -- I think putting info out to the public will provide some clarity about what initiatives are available now vs still pending further guidance -- thank you!
Ken Barnes
01:45:15
Thank you, Nancy. Longer term guidance beyond 30 day increments is desperately needed for business and operations planning.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:46:45
Agreed Ken!FMS coverage by DDS seems a wonderful way to support SDP participants with small budget.
Elizabeth Gomez
01:50:52
Marty, Thank you for always remembering the people who had an impact in the community. I am sorry to hear about them not being with us. thank you for honoring them. Lo siento igual que Nancy. Gracias.
Janelle Lewis
01:51:22
Thank you, Marty, for asking about the social-rec directive. My microphone connection is not working so put it in chat. I am sure you look marvelous, as usual!!
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:51:38
Same, Janelle!
Marty Omoto
01:52:11
Hey Nancy and team - just if you can speak to the question on social rec and camping
Amy Wall
01:52:16
Here's the link to the bill Nancy referenced: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB136
Nancy Bargmann
01:52:57
yes Marty - will go back to it
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:54:45
There’s an important point in the QA about housing and adult with Down syndrome and dementia. This is a safety net, crisis, service equity, and more issue
Marty Omoto
01:56:01
Thanks to everyone. Also lets remember - as Elizabeth and Fernando Gomez and others remember - Isaias Cervantes, a 25-year-old deaf and autistic man who on March 31, 2021, was shot by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy in his living room, in a terrible confusing tragedy. Remember him and his family as they struggle through this.
Marty Omoto
01:56:52
Great Nancy!!!! And I always look forward to Brian's directives.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
01:57:06
I checked with my assembly member’s staff- does the TBL have to be adopted and include this modification?
Marty Omoto
01:59:32
Good point Bill - especially on the issues related to Master Plan for Aging (I served on the stakeholder advisory committees). Person centered means whole person - which means looking at all systems
Debbie Keller
02:01:32
Would like to be involved with the Master Plan on Aging and DDS . . thank you . . appreciated Q & A speaker comments
Fanny Cano
02:03:29
Alicia Cortez 10:47 AMCan someone please call me. I have two adult children and I have several concerns. They are notmeeting the needs of my children.My number is 562 754-3776. Thank you very much.
Marty Omoto
02:04:03
Also want to point out Pam Scarano's (Community Vocational Services in Fresno - great provider who provides services to an extended family member who lives with me now) question on vaccination status for people who receive services - and who go to various licensed site based locations. Be helpful if DDS came out with a clarifying directive on this - as things are confusing.
Marty Omoto
02:08:08
IT restructuring is soooo critical. Just don't call the new system CADDIS.
Pete Cervinka
02:10:10
@Marty: We won't call either project "CADDIS"; thanks for the tip!
Marty Omoto
02:11:25
The IT work - if person centered in the way it is being described - can really help in transforming things. We all need to make this work - even if it takes a couple of years.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
02:11:27
Make vendor applications and courtesy vendorization easy within the new system please
Kathy Sanders Platnick
02:12:15
Thanks for all the hard work. I look forward to the next meeting and helping with the work ahead.
Janelle Lewis
02:12:48
Yes, Kelly!!
Marty Omoto
02:13:09
BTW, thanks to Charlotte, Taylor, Amy and others who work on the logistics for this Zoom meeting. Really good work in making this meeting run smoothly. We all appreciate you!!!!
Marty Omoto
02:14:04
Candi Cissel had a good question on participant directed services - and whether there will be further discussion on continuing the expanded services. We need this
Marty Omoto
02:14:41
Thank you Shawn
Amy Wall
02:14:54
Thanks so much for the kind words Marty, we're glad to help. It's an exciting time to work for DDS!
Elizabeth Gomez
02:15:00
Coordinated family support services are extremely important and needed for families. Wanting to get more information about this and also Social Rec.
Victor Lira
02:15:09
Thank you Shawn! Googling you now.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
02:15:23
CIE innovation
Marty Omoto
02:15:44
Echo and strongly support point raised by Elizabeth on coordinated family services - also social rec
Amy Wall
02:16:35
Hi Shawn, we have your email from your registration! If you need to get ahold of us you can email DSTaskForce@dds.ca.gov
Elizabeth Gomez
02:17:17
Ombudsman !!! When will we have more inforamation. It is critical part for the success of SDP.
Tiffany Whiten
02:18:36
Thanks Nancy and DDS team for all the great work on these important issues!!
Amy Wall
02:18:44
DSTaskForce@dds.ca.gov
Pablo Velez
02:18:46
Thank you again to all the DDS staff for the incredible support for the budget!!!