Navigating the Special Needs System: Service Coordination and Advocacy Training Series

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.

May 29, 2014 ~ Session 1: Provides an overview of the regional center system as a whole, including details about the Lanterman Act and what it means for clients and families, as well as where the funding for the system comes from and how it is spent.

June 5, 2014 ~ Session 2: Defines the roles and responsibilities of clients, families and service coordinators, and gives you tools and tips to help build a successful partnership. An overview of the services and supports available through the Koch-Young Resource Center is also provided.

June 12, 2014 ~ Session 3: Offers participants insight into the Center’s mission, vision and values with particular attention devoted to the core values and customer values that guide and inform the work that is done at Lanterman.  

June 19, 2014 ~ Session 4: Shares suggestions and strategies to help families become the best possible advocate for their family member with special needs.

Space is limited, registration required. The series runs for four weeks and is offered both online and in-person. Please register for each session in the series you wish to attend.

For more information, contact Edward Perez at 213.252.4986 or