CSF, Sacramento Region
Ricardo Curtis has been working with A Bright Future since 2018 as a Community Support Facilitator where he performs case management duties. Ricardo’s passion is making a difference within the community he serves.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps Ricardo joined the 29 Palms Fire Department, and as a Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician 1-A he found a new purpose helping people. Ricardo mainly worked the rescue response vehicle as a first responder while volunteering his time with Joshua Tree Search and Rescue (JOSAR). As a member of JOSAR Ricardo searched and rescued visitors in the Joshua Tree National Park. Ricardo also obtained his Certified Nursing Assistant certification working in convalescence hospitals assisting patients with their medical recovery.
Ricardo started his collegiate scholastic endeavors at California State University San Bernardino then later completing his bachelor’s degree of Science in Business with the University of Phoenix. His hard work in college earned him membership in Delta Mu Delta, an International honor society in business.
After completing college Ricardo started his career working with adults with developmental disabilities at Rancho Cordova, shortly afterwards gained employment with a company working with a wide variety of disabilities...read more
Who We Serve?
At A Bright Future, Inc., we assist people with developmental disabilities and their families. We help the team of supporting physicians, therapists, and other professionals for each of our clients who work together with one single goal: helping each individual live a healthy and productive life in their own community.
A developmental disability is defined in California law as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Other substantially disabling conditions closely related to intellectual disability or which require treatment like the treatment required by persons with intellectual disability may be eligible for services. The onset of these conditions had to have been prior to age 18; continues or can be expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial handicap for the individual.
Intellectual Disability (previously Mental Retardation) – A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in intellectual functioning confirmed by clinical assessment and intellectual testing (an IQ score of approximately 70 or below on an individually administered intelligence test); and deficits in adaptive functioning across multiple environments.
Cerebral Palsy – is a disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. It can be caused either when the brain does not develop properly during pregnancy or if there is damage to the brain before, during, or after birth.
Epilepsy – A disorder in which the major symptoms are seizures caused by abnormal electrical activity of the brain. Eligibility is based on a seizure disorder that is uncontrolled or poorly controlled despite medical intervention and adherence to medical treatment.
Autism – A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent impairment in reciprocal social communication and social interaction as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities. Symptoms are present from early childhood. Other disabling conditions -that are closely related to intellectual disability or require similar treatment to that required by persons with an intellectual disability.
A substantial disability is a condition which results in major impairment of cognitive and/or social functioning, representing sufficient impairment to require interdisciplinary planning and coordination of special or generic services to assist the individual in achieving maximum potential; and must cause significant functional limitations, as determined by the regional center, in three or more of the following areas of major life activity, as appropriate to the person’s age. Since an individual’s cognitive and/or social functioning are many-faceted, the existence of a major impairment shall be determined through assessment(s) in their receptive and expressive language, learning, self-care, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
Individuals must be diagnosed with a developmental disability that begins before a person’s 18th birthday, is expected to continue indefinitely, and which presents a substantial (Sec 4512 W & I Code) disability:
Other conditions may be considered if the individual would require services like that which would be needed for an individual diagnosed with an intellectual disability.
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