The Senate Select Committee on Children with Special Needs was recently formed with the goal of identifying ways to strengthen and integrate the services that benefit children, youth, and their families. Chaired by Senator Richard Pan, the committee aims to break down the various silos of care and make it easier for those with developmental and behavioral disabilities to access crucial support systems. The committee held its first hearing on December 1, 2015, and a summary report of their findings can be found here. In addition, they also released an issue brief that maps care systems in California.
FVCA advocates Wendy & Derek Longwell spoke at a press conference in February announcing the formation of the Select Committee. Check out a video recap of the day below!