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By Domonique Young

SCLARC Consumer Advocate


SCLARC holds a Consumer Advisory Committee (C.A.C) meeting every month. The purpose of the CAC is to help consumers, staff and the community members become more aware of the issues that affect persons with developmental disabilities. The CAC members are comprised of SCLARC consumers and we identify topics that are important to us and invite speakers to our meetings to address these topics. The President of the CAC, currently Alan, then shares this information with the SCLARC Board of Directors at their bi-monthly meeting. Some of the topics include:

How to enroll in community college and receive financial aid
Independent living and how to find accessible housing for persons with disabilities
The public transportation system and services for persons with disabilities
How to make friends and access social/recreational activities.
There is also a statewide Consumer Advisory Committee which was created by the Director of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in 1992. They felt it was important to give consumers a voice at DDS. The CAC gives DDS information about important issues that affect consumers in California and provides consumers information about things that DDS is doing. The CAC's vision "My Life-My Way." Click here to visit the statewide CAC website.

SCLARC’s Consumer Advisory Committee meetings are held as follows:

WHERE:   South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
650 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007.
WHEN: The Consumer Advisory Committee meeting is held on the fourth Monday of each month. During the holiday season, the November/ December meetings may be held on the 3rd Monday of the month.
TIME: 4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M.

For additional information you may contact me at (213) 74d3-3071.
 
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