The California State Budget for 2021/22 included an important change regarding social recreation, camp, and other services. During the economic recession, budget reductions brought about changes to the law that prohibited regional centers from purchasing these services. However, the 2021/22 Budget Act restored the ability for regional centers to fund social recreation, camp, and other services.
Each regional center is required to submit an outreach plan to the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and each regional center must revise its service policy (coming soon) to reflect its restoration of funding for these services.
We are currently working to identify resources that we can collaborate with for funding of services for our clients.
Service Coordinators should discuss the availability of these restored services and related client needs during the Individual Program Plan meeting, consistent with Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 4646(a).