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1

Behavioral Services Orientation - AbilityFirst - English - Morning

10am–11am

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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De Mi Familia A Su Familia

10am–11:30am

Grupo para familias con ninos de todos edades con autismo.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - Spanish - Evening

5:30pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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May
2

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

11:30am

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Thursday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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May
3

Residential Service Provider Orientation (RSPO)

9am–4:30pm

This three-day course is designed to assist potential residential service providers and administrators in the Lanterman Regional Center service area and to satisfy the requirements of Title 17 regulations.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Friday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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Performing Arts Studio West Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Fundraiser Musical “Recovered” on May 3

8pm–11pm

Performing Arts Studio West will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year by producing a one-night musical extravaganza fund raiser on Friday, May 3 at the beautiful 500 seat James R. Armstrong Theater located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503. The new show is called "Recovered," a musical and theatrical experience featuring freshly realized versions of popular rock and pop songs performed by singers, dancers and actors with developmental disabilities, including the talents of Lanterman clients Danielle Dejean and August McAdoo (vocalists), Isaac Leyva and Michael Rice (actors), and Bahareh Saviss (dancer).

The performance will feature innovative versions of music by Lady Gaga, The Ting Tings, Crosby Stills & Nash, Radiohead, The Doors, Annie Lennox, The Beatles, Edie Brickell, The Police, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran, The Animals, and Sly and the Family Stone. Among the songs to be performed LIVE are People Are Strange, Creep, Dazed and Confused, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Ordinary World, Piece of My Heart and Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).

Tickets are a tax deductible donation of $25. This includes a studio recorded CD of the music performed at the show. For tickets call 310.674.1346, x. 202.

Film clips, video, audio tracks and further information can be found at http://pastudiowest.com.

Isaac Leyva recently co-starred in the film "Any Day Now" also starring Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife" - CBS) and Garret Dillahunt ("Raising Hope" - Fox). Michael Rice will soon be appearing on an episode of "Shameless" - Showtime, and an episode of "Legit" - FX)

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May
6

CARD Parenting Seminars

5:30pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorder, CARD, the series of parenting seminars will enhance parents’ and caregivers’ knowledge of how to address their children’s challenging behaviors. Most presentations are held on the first Monday of the month.
 

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May
7

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

3:30pm

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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May
8

Grupo de Apoyo para Familias de Intervencion Temprana

9am–11am

Para familias que tienen ninos con necesidades especiales de 0 a 5 anos. Celebracion del Dia de las Madres y una celebracion de la Navidad.

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Korean Parent Support Group

10am–12pm

Asian Advocate for Special People (Korean-speaking)

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AAC Users Group

4pm–5pm

This is a monthly opportunity for users of AAC devices to socialize with other AAC users and learn some additional applications of their device, such as e-mailing and using the telephone.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Foothill Autism Alliance - Network Resource Meetings

7pm–9:30pm

A local organization of parents, professionals and caregivers dedicated to providing education, resources and support to the growing autism community.

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May
9

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

11:30am

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Thursday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Down Syndrome Parent Resource Network

7pm–9pm

San Gabriel Valley Sub-group of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA)

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May
10

Residential Service Provider Orientation (RSPO)

9:30am

This three-day course is designed to assist potential residential service providers and administrators in the Lanterman Regional Center service area and to satisfy the requirements of Title 17 regulations.

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Baby Play Days for Children Birth to 2 Years of Age

11:30am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Friday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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May
11

Signing Time Foundation Presents Rachel Coleman LIVE in Los Angeles on May 11

2:30pm

Emmy-nominated Rachel Coleman, host of Signing Time, will be performing for children and families in the Hollywood Hills on May 11, 2013 starting at 2:30 p.m. at The Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. The VIP event starts at 1 p.m. VIP ticket holders get the best seats, a chance to skip the line at the end, a more intimate meet-and-greet with Rachel before the concert and an easier time getting autographs and pictures with Rachel and Hopkins. The event will be interpreted in American Sign Language for our Deaf and Hard-of Hearing patrons.

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May
13

La Esperanza

9:30am

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de edades 15 anos y mayores.

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CAC Meeting

4:30pm

Providing input, advice and counsel on policies, services and programs for clients and families offered by Lanterman Regional Center.

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daDA Fathers Regional Support Network

7pm–9pm

Connecting dads with other dads….

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May
14

Oral Health Care

10am–12pm

Training and Development (Lanterman)

This in-service will share information on common dental concerns for people with developmental disabilities and how to promote good oral health and hygiene for those in your care at day programs and residential homes. This is the May 2013 in-service.

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UCP Burbank Apartments Support Group

3pm–4pm

Adult client support group

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Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

3:30pm

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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Padres Unidos

7pm–9pm

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de todas las edades.

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May
15

Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - Spanish - Morning

10am–11am

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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KYRC Storytime on May 15 will Feature The Little Engine That Could Stories

3pm–4pm

Join the Koch-Young Resource Center from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 for a fun storytime reading featuring the Little Blue Engine That Could as she has fun playing hide and seek with her friends and celebrating one special friend's birthday. 

Bring your children to the KYRC Library for a reading of two stories followed by related arts and crafts afterward. Register by May 13, 2013 to reserve your spot.

Register online (preferred method)

For questions, more information and to register, contact 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - English - Evening

5:30pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - AbilityFirst - English - Evening

6:15pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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May
16

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Thursday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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May
17

Residential Service Provider Orientation (RSPO)

9:30am

This three-day course is designed to assist potential residential service providers and administrators in the Lanterman Regional Center service area and to satisfy the requirements of Title 17 regulations.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Friday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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May
18

Japanese-Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges

9:30am

For Japanese-speaking families of children with special needs.

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TACA ~ Talk About Curing Autism Parent Meeting

1pm–3:30pm

TACA is families with autism helping families with autism, and they offer substantive help for families through education and support.

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May
19

Parents of Children with Epilepsy Support Group

1pm–2:30pm

Support group for parents of children with epilepsy.

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May
21

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

3:30pm

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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May
22

Board Meeting

6pm–8pm

Visit www.lanterman.org/lantermans_board_of_directors/ for more information about the board.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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May
23

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring/Summer Thursday Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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May
24

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring/Summer Friday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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May
26

IEP, Inclusion and Transition to Preschool

6:30pm

This presentation available in English and Spanish is for families with school-age children and will cover the following topics:

  • What is special education and how to get the most out of a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • How to ask for a new assessment and when and when not to sign the IEP
  • Strategies to include a child at school and in the community
  • Special section for parents with children 2 to 3 years of age that focuses on what happens when a child transitions to preschool
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May
27
May
28

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11am

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

11:30am

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

3:30pm

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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SCAT - Navigating the Special Needs System - English

7pm–9pm

This course is offered in-person over four consecutive weeks and online as a four-part webinar, and provides families with the necessary skills and knowledge about the regional center system to make them informed partners and advocates for their family member with special needs.

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May
29

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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May
30

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring/Summer Thursday Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Sensory-Based Support: A Workshop for Parents with Children Birth to 5

6pm–8pm

Special Workshops

Come attend a two-hour workshop to learn more about the cause of some common sensory challenges as well as various strategies to help our children regulate their bodies and movements, and increase tolerance to sensitivities. Gain ideas you can incorporate in daily life and playtime with your child who is between the ages of birth to 5. There will be a PowerPoint, hands-on activities and discussion. The workshop is scheduled for May 30, 2013. 

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May
31

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring/Summer Friday Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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