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ALERT - ELARC Business Hours and Buildings Closure to the General Public
Due to the stay at home order for California residents the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC) offices are closed to the public. Majority of our staff are working from home, including service coordinators, with some leadership and other essential staff continuing to come into the office. You can reach all staff by calling their direct telephone line and email. After normal operating hours you can call our emergency telephone line at (626) 299-4700 to be connected to the on-call staff.
Please note ELARC will remain OPEN and making necessary adjustments while following the guidance issued by public health officials to provide services and support for the individuals we serve.
Our business hours will remain from Monday through Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm
Please be assured the ELARC team will maintain the 24 hour emergency response system to support the individuals we serve, families, and vendor community.
As we continue to monitor the rapid development related to coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of the individuals, families, service providers, and our staff is priority and of utmost importance.
ELARC is committed to put all efforts to do our very best to support the community we serve throughout this challenging time. We appreciate your understanding and will continue to keep you inform of any changes on our website.
Post Date: June 11, 2020: In Person Services and "Re-Opening": As the state and county begin to prepare to “re-open,” those who deliver services to individuals served by the Regional Center are facing some decisions. It is important to consider that while some providers may be able to go back to “business as usual,” for many it may take time for some services to return. Many services may be phased back slowly depending on the needs of the individual, the ability and resources of the provider, and always in consideration of the most updated local public health order(s.) Even before the COVID 19 crisis, the decision to when and how to accept services is up to the individual, based on the individual’s needs and preferences as part of a planning team process. During these unprecedented times, ELARC has developed guiding considerations based on federal, state, and local public health guidelines.
View the Guiding Considerations for Individuals and Families in English. This document will be available in languages other than English shortly, please check back.
Post Date: April 6, 2020: INFORMATION ON COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS: The Commissioner of Social Security shared updates about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for beneficiaries on April 3, 2020:
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment. The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.
Treasury, not Social Security, will make automatic payments to Social Security beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will receive these payments by direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their Social Security benefits.
The economic impact payments will not be considered as income for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.
For more information, visit Social Security & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
For updates from the IRS, visit Coronavirus Tax Relief
Department of Developmental Services Directives for COVID-19
- June 22, 2020: Directive 01-062220: Criminal Background Checks for Self-Determination Program and Family Home Agencies
- June 18, 2020: Additional Guidance on Payments for Non-Residential Services During the State of Emergency
- June 15: Department Directive 01-061520: Extension of Early Start Services
- June 8, 2020: Availability of Personal Protective Equipment
- June 8, 2020: Department Directive 01-060820: Extension and Rescission of Waivers, Modifications and Directives Due To Covid-19
- May 27, 2020: Submitting Notification of Supported Employment Program Group Changes: Form DS 1963
- May 22, 2020: Department Directive 01-052220: Amended Requirements for Reporting Special Incidents Related to COVID-19 in SANDIS
- May 22, 2020: California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Licensed Facilities Fingerprint Clearance and Exemption Transfers
- May 18, 2020: Directive 01-051820: Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
- May 8, 2020: Directive 01-050820: Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives Due to COVID-19
- May 7, 2020: Additional Guidance on Payment for Nonresidential Services During the State of Emergency
- May 1, 2020: Regional Center Messaging to Local Communities during COVID-19 Outbreak
- May 1, 2020: COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- April 15, 2020: Requirements Waived due to COVID-19
- April 3, 2020: Lanterman Act Presumptive Eligibility Coding in SANDIS
- April 2, 2020: Extension of Waivers, Modifications and Directives due to COVID-19
- March 30, 2020: Guidance for Additional Participant-Directed Services
- March 30, 2020: Joint Guidance on Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19
- March 25, 2020: Guidance for Admissions and Discharges from State-Operated Facilities
- March 25, 2020: Guidance for Eligibility, In-Home Respite Workers and Family Fees
- March 25, 2020: Guidance for Reporting Incidents Related to COVID-19
- March 23, 2020: Guidance for Immediate Risk Management Strategies for ARFPSHN and ICF/DD-CN
- March 23, 2020: Guidance for Visits to Licensed Residential Facilities
- March 20, 2020: Guidance for Regional Center Requests for Placement into Licensed Residential Settings
- March 20, 2020: Guidance for Fingerprint Clearance and Exemption Transfers
- March 18, 2020: Guidance for Flexibility in Provision of Services and Supports for Consumers and Providers
- March 18, 2020: Guidance for Regional Center Monitoring Staff and Activities
- March 12, 2020: Guidance for Regional Centers to Pay Vendors for Absences as a Result of COVID-19
- March 12, 2020: Guidance for Waiving Requirements for In-Person Eligibility, Services, or Individual Program Plan Meetings and Authority to Regional Centers for Health & Safety Waiver Exemptions
- March 12, 2020: Guidance for Consumers in a Day Program at High Risk for Serious Illness to Stay Home
These Directives can be found in other languages on the DDS website. The DDS website also contains: Information for Individuals & Families, Department Directives, Vendors & Service Providers, Training, State Updates, and Reported Positive COVID-19 Tests and Deaths of Regional Center Consumers.
General Information on COVID-19 including Statistics/Numbers of cases:
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MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS: ELARC has either cancelled, postponed, or adapted all of our public meetings and training events through August, 2020. Please check our Calendar page as to the status of any meetings or trainings you may have planned on attending.
FUTURE PLANNING: This situation is evolving so check back with us. We look forward to returning to “business as usual” soon and meanwhile, take care of yourself and your loved ones.