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From the State Council on Developmental Disabilities:

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities has launched this year’s grant cycle. This year we focus on regional projects to address local issues. The North Coast office of SCDD is requesting organizations that serve one or more tribal communities to apply to provide special education support to families in tribal areas anywhere in this region. If you are awarded this grant (up to $20,000), our office would like to collaborate with you to help families learn how to navigate special education.

Applications are due May 17. There is a pre-bidders conference call April 4.  For additional information, please click the following link:

SCDD RFP for Grant Cycle


For Persons Served by RCRC – Health and Wellness Information Bulletin from the Department of Developmental Services

A message from Redwood Coast Regional Center Executive Director, Dr. Kimberly Smalley

At Redwood Coast Regional Center, we stand firm with others within California, across the nation, and the world in decrying recent events. We recognize the diverse backgrounds of the communities which RCRC serves, and endorse ongoing efforts to work with community partners to address disparity, racism, discrimination, and injustice. We remain committed to the rights of eligible individuals and families to equitable access to services. We understand that our diversity is a source of strength and that we must work with all members of our community to ensure that all of us share in the promise of justice and liberty. In a rapidly changing political and economic environment, we will be doing our best as a Regional Center to be responsive to the needs and aspirations of those we serve.

In the coming months, we will be creating opportunities for communication and dialogue with clients and families, our service provider community, and valued community partners to educate and advocate. We will use our collective wisdom and creativity, to maintain a strong, just, sustainable, and culturally responsive community.

Kim Smalley, PhD
Executive Director

Un mensaje de la Directora Ejecutiva del Centro Regional de Redwood Coast, Dra. Kimberly Smalley

En Redwood Coast Regional Center, nos mantenemos firmes con otros en California, en todo el país y en el mundo, denunciando los eventos recientes. Reconocemos los diversos orígenes de las comunidades a las que sirve RCRC, y respaldamos los esfuerzos continuos para trabajar con socios de la comunidad para abordar la disparidad, el racismo, la discriminación y la injusticia. Seguimos comprometidos con los derechos de las personas y familias elegibles al acceso equitativo a los servicios. Entendemos que nuestra diversidad es una fuente de fortaleza, y que debemos trabajar con todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad para garantizar que todos compartamos la promesa de justicia y libertad. En un entorno político y económico que cambia rápidamente, haremos nuestro mejor esfuerzo como Centro Regional para responder a las necesidades y aspiraciones de aquellos a quienes servimos.

En los próximos meses, crearemos oportunidades para la comunicación y el diálogo con clientes y familias, nuestra comunidad de proveedores de servicios y socios comunitarios valiosos para educar y defender. Utilizaremos nuestra sabiduría y creatividad colectiva para mantener una comunidad fuerte, justa, sostenible y culturalmente receptiva.

Kim Smalley, PhD
Directora ejecutiva

Volunteer Board Members Needed:

The Board of Directors for Redwood Coast Regional Center is seeking interested persons to fill board vacancies in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino Coast and Lake Counties.  For more information please click here  La Junta de Directores del Centro Regional De Redwood Coast está buscando personas interesadas para llenar las vacantes de la junta en los condados de Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino y Lake. Para más información, haga clic aquí

In Case of an Emergency

Emergency preparedness information by FEMA, including an easy-to-follow Emergency Supply List, click here.

Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs, please click here.

RCRC has provided the following links for Tsunami information:

What is a Tsunami?        How to Survive a Tsunami        Tsunamis in California