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State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for California for 2014 - 2016

Part II: Narrative: Section 2 - Scope, Extent, and Arrangements of Services

2.1: Scope and Extent

2.1A: Check the appropriate boxes in the SPIL Instrument table indicating the types of IL services to be provided to meet the objectives identified in section 1.2 of this SPIL, and whether the services will be provided by the CILs or by the DSU (directly and/or through contract or grant).

Table 2.1A: Independent living services Provided by the DSU (directly) Provided by the DSU (through contract and/or grant) Provided by the CILs (Not through DSU contracts/ grants)
Core Independent Living Services - Information and referral NO YES YES
Core Independent Living Services - IL skills training NO YES YES
Core Independent Living Services - Peer counseling NO YES YES
Core Independent Living Services - Individual and systems advocacy NO YES YES
Counseling services, including psychological, psychotherapeutic, and related services NO YES YES
Services related to securing housing or shelter, including services related to community group living, and supportive of the purposes of this Act and of the titles of this Act, and adaptive housing services (including appropriate accommodations to and modifications of any space used to serve, or occupied by, individuals with significant disabilities) NO YES YES
Rehabilitation technology NO NO NO
Mobility training NO YES YES
Services and training for individuals with cognitive and sensory disabilities, including life skills training, and interpreter and reader services NO YES YES
Personal assistance services, including attendant care and the training of personnel providing such services NO YES YES
Surveys, directories and other activities to identify appropriate housing, recreation, accessible transportation and other support services NO YES YES
Consumer information programs on rehabilitation and IL services available under this Act, especially for minorities and other individuals with disabilities who have traditionally been unserved or underserved by programs under this Act NO YES YES
Education and training necessary for living in the community and participating in community activities NO YES YES
Supported living NO NO NO
Transportation, including referral and assistance for such transportation NO YES YES
Physical rehabilitation NO NO NO
Therapeutic treatment NO NO NO
Provision of needed prostheses and other appliances and devices NO NO NO
Individual and group social and recreational services NO NO YES
Training to develop skills specifically designed for youths who are individuals with significant disabilities to promote self-awareness and esteem, develop advocacy and self-empowerment skills, and explore career options NO YES YES
Services for children with significant disabilities NO YES YES
Services under other Federal, State, or local programs designed to provide resources, training, counseling, or other assistance of substantial benefit in enhancing the independence, productivity, and quality of life of individuals with significant disabilities NO YES YES
Appropriate preventive services to decrease the need of individuals with significant disabilities for similar services in the future NO NO NO
Community awareness programs to enhance the understanding and integration into society of individuals with disabilities NO YES YES
Other necessary services not inconsistent with the Act NO NO NO

 

2.1 B: Describe any service provision priorities, including types of services or populations, established for meeting the SPIL objectives identified in section 1.2.

The SILC and the DSU do not presently set service priorities, except that each center funded must provide all federally and state mandated core services. Service priorities beyond this minimum are determined by the community-based ILCs. For population priorities, please refer to Section 1.2B.

2.1C: If the State allows service providers to charge consumers for the cost of services or to consider the ability of individual consumers to pay for the cost of IL services, specify the types of IL services for which costs may be charged and for which a financial need test may be applied, and describe how the State will ensure that:

  • Any consideration of financial need is applied uniformly so that all individuals who are eligible for IL services are treated equally; and
  • Written policies and consumer documentation required by 34 CFR 364.59(d) will be kept by the service provider.

Indicate N/A if not applicable.

California allows service providers to charge consumers for the cost of services and to consider the ability of individual consumers to pay for the cost of IL services. However, it does not require them to do so and at this time no CILs require a financial need test for the provision of services. Should a CIL indicate that they will be charging consumers for services, they will be required to provide attachments with the following documentation:

  • Procedures in place to ensure that any consideration of financial need is applied uniformly so that all individuals who are eligible for IL services are treated equally; and
  • Written policies and consumer documentation required by 34 CFR 364.59(d) will be kept by the service provider.

During site reviews the service providers that have indicated that they plan to charge consumers will have records reviewed related to compliance with the above requirements. One example is the registration fee charged to participate in a workshop.

2.2: Arrangements for State-Provided Services

2.2A: If the DSU will provide any of the IL services identified in section 2.1A through grants or contractual arrangements with third parties, describe such arrangements.

IL services in section 2.1A are provided by the DOR through AB204 Social Security Reimbursement grants to ILCs. Title VII, Part B funding does not provide individualized IL services, but is granted to ILCs and other community partners for SPIL objective projects that complement IL services.

2.2B: If the State contracts with or awards a grant to a center for the general operation of the center, describe how the State will ensure that the determination of an individual's eligibility for services from that center shall be delegated to the center.

The State makes no determination of eligibility for any program operated by ILCs, whether under state or federal funding. All eligibility determinations are made by ILCs. Both RSA and the DSU monitor centers during compliance reviews to assure the requirements of the Act are met.

 

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