Alternative Nonresidential Services

Provider Monthly Reporting

January 2021 and Ongoing

December 2020

November 2020

September/October 2020

Technical Assistance and Training Agent – Disability Thrive Initiative

With the implementation of the Alternative Nonresidential Service Model, San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) and DDS identified the need for a Statewide Technical Assistance and Training Agent to coordinate different supports for service providers. Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) and California Disability Services Association (CDSA) were selected through a public Request for Proposals (RFP) process.

Together ESSC and CDSA have established the Disability Thrive Initiative to provide important resources and supports to providers:

  • Free Training Webinars every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • Free Consultations for Providers
  • Peer-to-Peer Assistance
  • Online Resource Library (including recordings of past training webinars)

Visit www.scdd.ca.gov/IDDThrive for more information, to register for webinars, and access the online resource library. Sign up for the Disability Thrive email distribution list.

Symposiums on Innovative and Alternative Services in Action

Please visit Creative Corner to view the recordings and presentations from the four part web series.

Provider Briefings

Alternative Services: Provider Briefing on Monthly Rates
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Information for Individuals and Families

Alternative Nonresidential Services Town Hall Series

DDS held a series of Zoom “Town Hall” presentations to provide information on the alternative nonresidential services option. DDS provided an overview and answered technical questions, concerns and recommendations for operationalizing the new model. The same presentation was given at all four dates to accommodate as many schedules as possible.

DDS Directives

August 13, 2021: Guidance Regarding Alternative Nonresidential Services NEW

July 22, 2021: Guidance Regarding Reimbursement for Transportation Services for Alternative Nonresidential Services

March 29, 2021: Provider Attestation for Absence Payments for Nonresidential Services During COVID-19

March 29, 2021: Guidance Regarding Reimbursement for Group Supported Employment for Alternative Nonresidential Services

March 29, 2021: Guidance Regarding Reimbursement for Transportation Services for Alternative Nonresidential Services

March 29, 2021: Guidance Regarding Rates for New Vendors for Alternative Nonresidential Services

January 27, 2021: Guidance Regarding Reporting Requirements for Alternative Nonresidential Services

January 4, 2020: Update Regarding Monthly Rates for Transportation and Group Supported Employment for Alternative Nonresidential Services

January 4, 2021: Guidance Regarding Reporting Requirements for Alternative Nonresidential Services

December 2, 2020: Guidance Regarding Monthly Rates and Applicable Services for Alternative Nonresidential Services

November 10, 2020: Guidance Regarding Reporting Requirements for Alternative Nonresidential Services

October 28, 2020: Update on Monthly Rates for Alternative Nonresidential Services

August 31, 2020: Policies and Procedures for Utilizing Alternative Nonresidential Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency


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Last modified: August 26, 2021