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Service Access & Equity Workgroup Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Marty Omoto
26:18
Hello everyone and thanks. Waiting for my Morton's Steakhouse Door Dash order that I thought Amy ordered for me. Morton said for me not to call them anymore.
Fernando Gomez - ICC
27:29
Hello everyone. Pleasure participating today….
Amy Wall
29:13
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.”
Amy Wall
30:07
La presentación de hoy se publicará en el sitio web del DDS en: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/ds-task-force/
Amy Wall
30:19
Today’s materials are posted on the DDS website at: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/ds-task-force/
Amy Wall
37:16
Comments? Questions? Email: saegrantprogram@dds.ca.gov¿Comentarios? ¿Preguntas? Mande su correo electrónico a saegrantprogram@dds.ca.gov
Marty Omoto
38:12
I call that "Whole person centered" outcomes that is foundational to the kinds of transforming changes including responding to unmet needs and barriers that we all want to see.
Amy Wall
43:20
Please raise your hand in Zoom when you are speaking to ensure you're showing at the top of everyone's screens. This helps our interpreters & individuals using ASL.
Aaron Carruthers
46:49
Regarding the "CIE by Ethnicity" chart: 1) are there non-pandemic reasons for employment rates generally trending up/down; 2) what do we know about countertrends, for example for African-American/Black adults; 3) are these numbers proportionate to total regional center consumers by ethnicity?
Sara Grijalva
50:25
Por favor, levante la mano en Zoom cuando esté hablando para asegurarse de que se muestra en la parte superior de las pantallas de todos. Esto ayuda a nuestros intérpretes e individuos que usan ASL.
Kelly Kulzer-Reyes
53:11
I have to teach. Sorry to miss the rest.
Charles Liao
56:55
To Aaron's question 2. We don't have too much information about the countertrend for African American adults. The uptick was small though (from 161 to 179).
Aubyn Stahmer
57:55
It is helpful to see the figures as a proportion of the regional center consumers to understand who we are missing since the number of consumers in each different groups varies quite a bit.
Charles Liao
01:05:33
For Aaron's #3: We can certainly provide the numbers proportionate to total regional center consumers by ethnicity. Just want to remind that the CIE/PIP counts are very small relative to our working population so any small change in the CIE/PIP population will cause substantial change in share.
Aubyn Stahmer
01:07:55
Charles, could we do it by the proportion who are eligible/appropriate for those services to make it more applicable?
Charles Liao
01:08:11
DDS does have an online employment dashboard by RC showing the shares of consumers working and receiving wages in working age group.
Kim Mills
01:08:34
Great point Pablo. There are lots of reasons for the disparities we see in our system and staff shortages affect our service delivery system greatly.
Charles Liao
01:08:45
https://www.dds.ca.gov/rc/dashboard/employment/ The table will be updated by the end of this week. We are working on updating the dashboard now.
Fernando Gomez - ICC
01:11:21
Hermano…..always a pleasure to see you. We miss you as well. Was just thinking about you the other day. Let's catch-up soon….
Fernando Gomez - ICC
01:13:08
Sorry folks…last message meant for my brother from another mother Marty…..
Marty Omoto
01:13:32
Good comment and points Kim
Marty Omoto
01:14:45
Thanks Eva for raising the point regarding disparities
Aaron Carruthers
01:16:04
Leinani, do you want us to give each one a different ranking? Or can we give everything a 10? :)
Marty Omoto
01:16:44
Leinani or Mayra - so in ranking these priorities, what does that mean again? The ranking is relative to each priority listed?
Amy Wall
01:16:57
1.Create community partnerships for learning & advocacy2.Develop leaders from diverse communities3.Improve access to Early Start services for diverse, underserved and marginalized communities4.Cultivate meaningful tribal engagement5.Increase access to deaf services and resources6.Diversify the I/DD workforce / Expand inclusive employment opportunities for individuals with I/DD.7.Improve access to culturally and linguistically responsive behavioral health services and crisis intervention8.Enhance the service provider workforce to be culturally and linguistically responsive.9.Increase supports for foster youth, transition-age youth, and individuals from the LGBTQ+ community.10.Develop educational resources for new parents & aging caregivers
Kim Mills
01:18:34
It's so hard to pick as they are all so important
Mayra Ochoa
01:19:10
I agree with you Kim!
Marty Omoto
01:20:21
Do we get anything for finishing the survey Candy?
Fernando Gomez - ICC
01:20:51
You can give Marty my granola bar....lol
Marty Omoto
01:21:42
Several priorities can be combined or layered together
Marty Omoto
01:21:53
I hate buffets and polls
Aaron Carruthers
01:22:37
ranked each 1-10, thanks for turning me around that 1=best. All are #1, and glad you're letting us voice priorities to help the Dpt make tough decisions. But really, can't we do it all?
Marty Omoto
01:22:40
But you can layer training leaders to that
Marie Poulsen
01:25:07
I need to leave but we need to support Early Start mothers who are dealing with maternal depression and anxiety.
Marty Omoto
01:25:56
Agree strongly with Marie's comment on support Earl Start moms dealing with maternal depression and anxiety
Pablo Velez
01:28:01
Agree with Marie, we are seeing the emotional toll on families with the pandemic as new families are coming in.
Pablo Velez
01:30:50
Some Regional Centers do not have “intake Staff”. Cases are distributed to the SC that will continue to have their case from start to end of the process.
Sara Grijalva
01:32:07
1. What are your top priorities to include in the Service Access and Equity Grant Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2022-23?  2.For the one-time additional $11M, what structure would you suggest be implemented?
Mayra Ochoa
01:34:02
1. What are your top priorities to include in the Service Access and Equity Grant Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2022-23?  2.For the one-time additional $11M, what structure would you suggest be implemented?
Sara Grijalva
01:35:09
1. ¿Cuáles son sus principales prioridades para incluir en las Guías de Subvención de Equidad y Acceso al servicio para el año fiscal 2022-23? 2. ¿Qué estructura sugeriría implementar para la financiación adicional por única vez de $11 millones?
Kim Mills
01:35:33
Great point Aaron. These projects can
Kim Mills
01:35:59
can't solve all the issues with our system
Kevin Rath
01:37:56
What Aaron said makes sense. Can we fund scalable projects? And how do we scale successful projects? These are pressing questions.
Christine Mirzaian
01:44:35
I think we should work on increasing cultural and linguistic competency among service coordinators as well, and in general, work on increasing empathy when working with consumers and families. We repeatedly hear dismissive comments such as "well the family knows what they need to do" from service coordinators working with families who are in crisis. I think increasing pay for service coordinators and improving their training is something to look at.
Pablo Velez
01:48:49
Hi Marty: It is the process of Acculturation. Embracing the new culture you are fitting and helping your own culture evolve. THANKS Marty for bring this!!!
Kim Mills
01:49:58
So are we supposed to give up our culture to get services? I hope not. If we truly believe in person centeredness, they why shouldn't the system embrace the differences in cultures.
Aubyn Stahmer
01:51:47
Thank you for a good discussion today. i have need to go get ready for a meeting at 3.
Pablo Velez
01:53:18
Not giving up culture at all. Is helping our own culture evolve. In the Latino culture Machismo is very big. It prevents the father from playing with their babies. When we work with them and help them understand the loving and tender interaction. It does not affect the male perception, then they get to the floor and start working with their babies. The culture in the above case was a barrier to help the father embrace best practice and help his child develop.
Marty Omoto
01:53:23
It is learning about new values - that we have come to accept here in this country - as foundational toward living in the community. Learning doesn't take away from a person' culture or religion. We ALL have to learn and change. The old culture value of Japanese people (I am one) that there is shame when someone is different - including a person with disabilities - is something that needed to be changed here. Respect for a person who is LGBTQ or women that some cultures and religions do not respect in the same way that we do here. Learning is not taking away - its adding to a person's culture
Eva Casas-Sarmiento
01:57:16
3 suggestions: To improve the network of service providers and diversity of service providers: (1) Offer financial incentives (i.e. diffeentials) to linguistically and culturally competent service providers; (2) reduce barriers to the grant and vendor application procedures - and (3) make the billing and payment process to vendors faster and easier. Maybe offer consultant services to provider applicants (i.e. grant writers).
Pablo Velez
02:02:13
I have to run to another meeting. Great discussion. Have a great day!! Have a safe Labor day weekend!!
Kim Mills
02:03:04
Great meeting
Marty Omoto
02:03:26
Thanks Leinani, Nancy - Jessica the others on the DDS team - and the interpreters and all member of this grat workgroup
Aaron Carruthers
02:03:37
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Amy Wall
02:03:39
Comments? Questions? Email: saegrantprogram@dds.ca.gov¿Comentarios? ¿Preguntas? Mande su correo electrónico a saegrantprogram@dds.ca.gov
Alina Rahman
02:03:48
For all SAE related inquiries please email: saegrantprogram@dds.ca.gov
Fernando Gomez - ICC
02:03:54
I hope we can continue to meet….Thanks for openning the discussion…..
Eva Casas-Sarmiento
02:04:00
Thank you all!