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Regularly Offered Training Opportunities

The following are training opportunities that focus on developmental disabilities and related topics and are conducted or sponsored by Lanterman Regional Center for family members in the Lanterman community.


Conservatorship and Estate Planning

Available in English and Spanish, this training with an attorney helps families plan for the future, and covers the following topics:

  • The definition and types of conservatorship.
  • The right to consent or withhold consent to medical treatment.
  • The right to enter into contracts.
  • The right to make decisions concerning education.
  • What is a special needs trust and how it benefits you and your son/daughter with a developmental disability?
  • What is a will with special needs trust?
  • Will the special needs trust have an impact on SSI, Medi-Cal, or IHSS?

Early Intervention New Family Orientation

This orientation session provides basic necessary information and knowledge about the Regional Center system, Early Start program, and Information and Resources for families with children ages birth to 3 years.


Educación Especial e Inclusión

Esta presentación para familias con hijos de edad escolar cubrirá los siguientes temas:

  • ¿Qué es la educación especial y cómo obtener lo máximo para el Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP) de su hijo/a?
  • ¿Cómo pedir un a asesoría nueva y cuando no firmar un IEP?
  • Estrategias para incluír a su hijo/a en la escuela y comunidad.
  • Sección especial para padres con hijos de edad 18 años o más con enfoque en proceso de transición a programas para edad adulta.

IEP and Inclusion

Available in English and Spanish, this presentation for families with school-age children 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 Education, Inclusion and Transition to Preschool

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

Additional Training

In addition to the regularly offered training listed above, Lanterman offers a variety of other training and workshops throughout the year that function as valuable tools in assisting families with the many transitions that will occur in the life of their child with a developmental disability.