Valley Mountain Regional Center


Coalition of Local Area Service Providers
The Coalition of Local Area Service Providers (CLASP), is an association of Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC) service providers that serve as the professional advisory committee for the regional center. We represent the interests and the point of view of service providers on the VMRC Consumer Services Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Finance Committee, and we hold a seat on the Board of Directors of VMRC.  These positions are written in statute of the Lanterman Act and or the VMRC by-laws. Our meetings are held  monthly. CLASP meetings take place at Valley Mountain Regional Center, 702 North Aurora Street in Stockton, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. on the 4th Monday of every month.

2nd Annual CLASP Provider Conference was held over a period of three days. Since the residential, day program, in-home services, and all the providers in our region have difficulties getting the required continuing education units, this year we managed to get our price down to a bare minimum $25. This was possible because many of our speakers have agreed to provide their sessions at no cost to us and CLASP agreed to underwrite the event in case we lost money, but in the end we actually made a small profit which we use to pay for future training events and special projects for the members.

Presentations from the Conference
November 5, 2020
Nancy Bargmann, Director of DDS, PowerPoint Presentation 
Laura Brackin, Ph.D., Brackin and Associates, November 5, 2020 PowerPoint Presentation

Day 1 Evaluation Survey:

November 10, 2020
Vance Taylor (OES) Presentation (to be posted) 
Nicole Paterson (DDS) Presentation (to be posted) 

Day 2 Evaluation Survey:

November 17, 2020
Jason Freeman (Advocate): Download a free copy of his book, Awkwardly Awesome. 
Valley Mountain Regional Center Community Services Presentation (HCBS Final Rule, Visiting Guidelines, DDS Expectations Returning from Hospital etc., Provider Information Notice 20-12-CRP, CCL Info Call, Consumer Travel, and Visitation with Families

Day 3 Evaluation Survey:

MembershipMembership Survey for 2020-2021
Annual Membership costs $25 a year and entitles members to discounts on CLASP sponsored training and conferences, access to the CLASP e-mail group LISTSERV, Provider Action Alerts, and collegial professional development. 
2020-2021 Membership Form

Message from the president…  “We invite our entire vendor community to join the Coalition of Local Area Service Providers (CLASP)! This monthly forum is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other people providing services in your area, learn about changes to policies and regulations that may directly affect you, and receive guidance and support whether you are a new provider or a veteran in the industry. In addition, you receive training discounts and access to a mailing list about upcoming events and relevant legislative changes.”

The CLASP Leadership:
Diana Bonnet, President, Marni Dick, Vice-President, Liz Herrera Knapp, CLASP Elected VMRC Board Representative, Marisol Moreno, Treasurer, Chris Martin, Secretary, Candice Bright, VMRC Legislative Committee, Daime Hoornaert, VMRC Consumer Services Rep, Connie Uychutin, VMRC Finance Committee Representative, Karyn Gregorius, Membership Coordinator.

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Karyn Gregorius, Member Coordinator (

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet

May 2021

Agenda:  May 24, 2021

Minutes:  May 24, 2021

April 2021

Agenda:  April 26, 2021

Minutes:  April 26, 2021

March 2021

Agenda:  March 22, 2021

Minutes:  March 22, 2021

February 2021

Agenda:  February 22, 2021

Minutes:  February 22, 2021

January 2021

Agenda:  January 25, 2021

Minutes:  January 25, 2021

December 2020

Minutes:  December 28, 2020

November 2020

Minutes:  November 23, 2020

October 2020

Agenda:  October 26, 2020

Minutes:  October 26, 2020

September 2020

Agenda:  September 28, 2020

Minutes:  September 28, 2020

August 2020

Agenda:  August 24, 2020

Minutes:  August 24, 2020

July 2020

Agenda:  July 27, 2020

Minutes:  July 27, 2020

June 2020

Agenda:  June 22, 2020

Minutes:  June 22, 2020

May 2020

Agenda:  May 18, 2020

Minutes:  May 18, 2020

April 2020

Agenda:  April 27, 2020

Minutes:  April 27, 2020

March 2020

Agenda:  March 23, 2020

Minutes:  March 23, 2020

February 2020

Agenda:  February 24, 2020

Minutes:  February 24, 2020

January 2020

Agenda:  January 27, 2020

Minutes:  January 27, 2020

December 2019

Agenda:  December 23, 2019

Minutes:  December 23, 2019

Holiday Schedule for Approval: Year 2020



HCBS Final Rule Presentation