August 3, 2020 -- Throughout the month of July, we have been increasing our support for participants in both our Cathedral Oaks day program and SlingShot Art Studio. Together we are learning what safety measures work best and how comfortable each individual and family is with expanded support options. Our team of Direct Support Professionals is doing a fantastic job balancing these new requirements.
The State of California has released draft proposals regarding how services can and should be provided in the months ahead. We will begin implementing some of the proposed changes in August, anticipating them being finalized by September. As of now, those services include 1-on-1 and small groups in the community. We will likely bring small groups on campus and into the studio within the next month or two based on the needs of each individual and their ability to participate safely in activities in those settings.
Words like "reimagined" and "reivented" have been used regularly within our sector to describe new ways of supporting the individuals who receive services from Alpha. It is both exciting and daunting as we move into a future with more choice and community access but at a pace that is faster than first anticipated. The course of the pandemic may affect the path and pace of these changes. However, a future of increased opportunity and expanded support options has always been, and continues to be, part of the future of Alpha Resource Center.
More information will be available here as it becomes available.
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