Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us: Check out Lanterman’s Fast Facts for More Info About Colds and Flu

Many of us have already had our first cold of the season, or know someone who has, and that means the flu is lurking out there too.

Check out Lanterman's fast facts sheet about colds and the flu for more information about signs and symptoms, what to consider to prevent getting sick and what to do if you or someone you're caring for is sick, and for links to even more information about colds and the flu.

View the Cold and Flu Fast Facts Sheet

Alson’s Tea at Chado Tea Room: A Day for Siblings on October 29

A very special tea in support of all the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Chado Downtown.

Made possible through a collaboration of support from Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, Pasadena Child Development Associates, and the DADA Fathers’ Support Group, with special thanks to the Shah and Mehreteab families and the Chado Tea Rooms.

The event is still open for additional siblings to attend. RSVP to Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or e-mail at kyrc@lanterman.org by Friday, October 28, 2011.

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Nov. 5: ECF Art Centers’ 4th Annual Art Sale Fundraiser

ECF Art Centers' 4th Annual Art Sale Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at DAC Gallery located at 828 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90014. If you cannot join ECF for this event, please consider supporting the program by purchasing artwork from www.artecf.org. All proceeds directly benefit the artists and the program. For more information, contact info@dacgallery.com or 213.627.7374.

DSALA to Host 2011 Buddy Walk at Santa Anita Park on November 13

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Buddy Walks are supported nationally by NDSS and organized in the Los Angeles area by the DSALA. The 2011 Buddy Walk will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

Over the past sixteen years, the Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks to nearly 300 expected in 2011. Last year, 285,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk As well as the half-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training.

The fun-filled day includes games, crafts, food, entertainment and an information fair - all for the price of admission. It is a great event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome.

Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, come and join the DSALA Buddy Walk®. Visit http://buddywalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=487077 for more information about the 2011 DSALA Buddy Walk.

Nov. 14: After the Shaking Stops: Disaster Preparedness for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Sponsored by Lanterman Regional Center, San Gabriel Ponoma Valley Regional Center and Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center, this disaster preparedness event will be held at PazNaz Church in Pasadena on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come hear the latest information on the San Andreas Fault, preparing for a disaster, disaster medical first aid, what should be in your emergency kit, and who you should call after a disaster strikes.

Everyone in attendance will recieve a safely out packet, plus have a chance to win an American Red Cross emergency kit.

For more information call 213.252.4976.

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Ongoing Social/Recreational Opportunities

Even though summer is over, and we are fully emersed in our fall routines, we all still need to find the time to enjoy social and recreational opportunities.

Following are links to flyers for various activites and opportunities being offered in and around the Lanterman area. Some of these are organized/planned specifically for adults with developmental disabilities.

Click on the flyer link to view more information:

- Lanterman's Client Advisory Committee created a list which includes free and low-cost things to do in the Los Angeles area

- PCDA's Date Nights for Parents and Elements Kitchen (November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2011)

- AMC and Autism Society Sensory Friendly Films (Nov 5, 2011 - Puss in Boots, Dec 3, 2011 - The Muppets, Jan 7 - The Adventures of Tin Tin)

- PCDA's Arts Saturday ~ music, theater, and visual arts for the whole family (November 12, 2011)

- PCDA's Animals in Art (November 15 to December 13, 2011)

Be the First to Know – Subscribe to Lanterman’s E-mail Bulletins

It’s easy to subscribe to Lanterman’s e-mail bulletins. Simply visit lanterman.org and click on “Subscribe” to provide us with your e-mail address. You will automatically be signed up to receive e-mail bulletins about information related to Lanterman Regional Center’s general activities and events.

You can also sign up for bulletins about a specific topic, such as legislative issues, or bulletins specific to a certain age, disability or area, by providing us with additional information. No information collected will be given to anyone outside of Lanterman; it’s just for the purpose of sending targeted e-mails to the Lanterman community.

There are many events, including valuable trainings and workshops, we at the Center hear about, but due to limited financial resources, we cannot mail flyers for each of these events. By subscribing to the e-mail bulletins, you too will be able to hear about them and be informed about what’s going on in the Lanterman community.