SACRAMENTO, CA [BY MARTY OMOTO, CDCAN LAST UPDATED 11/28/2017 09:10 AM] – Art Bolton, the widely respected and beloved disability rights advocate and the author of what became the landmark “Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act” – the nation’s first civil rights act protecting people with developmental disabilities in California – passed away Monday evening in … Read more11/28/2017 CDCAN CAPITOL UPDATE – ART BOLTON, LONG TIME DISABILITY ADVOCATE, PASSES AWAY
It’s the 20th anniversary of the National Core Indicators (NCI). This video provides a brief history of the NCI in addition to thoughts about how states use the information, as well as the future.
The Fall 2017 SafetyNet Newsletter gives supporters an overview about how to know if an individual is being harmed and ways to stop assault. You will also learn about why individuals with developmental disabilities are more at risk for abuse and what you can do to help. Download, read, and share the newsletter with your … Read moreDanger Signs of Harm and Defending Yourself
We’ve been working on content for the DDS SafetyNet website for some time. More recently, we’ve been adding videos to the mix. What fun! Check it out on the DDS SafetyNet You Tube channel. Here are a few for starters: It’s not Okay Eat Right, Stay Healthy Stay Healthy This Winter Stress Less
A group of advocates from the Statewide DDS California Consumer Advisory Committee talking about the importance of the National Core Indicators.
Listen to the words, ‘What I’d Say‘ is a powerful song about our work. It is written and performed by Michael Steinbruck and Andrew Maroko, and stars Roger Crown.
This video can be used as an introduction to the content of the Friends curriculum package titled Supporting Healthy Friendships on the SafetyNet. In that package, you will find a newsletter for supporters and tip sheets titled: Friendship – 10 Things to Know; Making New Friends; and, What Do I Like to Do? a worksheet about community … Read moreIt’s Great to Have Friends
Naturally is a song and video about the importance of home. Music by Michael Steinbruck.
The summer of 1966 was wild and noisy. Vietnam had spiraled into a war. There was a growing immediacy to the civil rights movement. Demonstrations and community activism. Gas was thirty-two cents a gallon. Batman on TV, Ronald Reagan governor of California, the Berlin Wall was 5 years old. This was the world outside of … Read more1966 Summer