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Special Workshops

A Place of My Own: Everything I Need to Know

Speakers on housing availability and affordability in LA County. Living in LA County topics Include:

  • Renting and Benefits – Reginald Robinson,
  • Independent Living – Mike Voegele, Project Independence
  • Special Guest – Brent Anderson, Author and Speaker

This presentation will be held on January 31, 2015.

Building Speech Skills

Strategies for Parents to Improve Their Child’s Speech and Language
Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center and Pasadena Child Development Associates present a a two-hour workshop for parents to learn how to promote their child’s speech skills. Gain ideas you can incorporate in daily life and playtime with your child who is between the ages of birth to 5. Learn how to build off of your child’s interests and your family’s regular routine to motivate and support your child in finding his or her voice.

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

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.

Playgroups for Children Birth to 5

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.

Yes! There is Life After High School for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

In this informative and motivational session, Dr. Tom Pomeranz will detail the values and strategies of Universal Enhancement in promoting a quality life for students with disabilities after high school. Students, graduates, their parents, service coordinators, provider agencies and other staff, will be provided with a vision for employment options. This presentation is scheduled for February 21, 2015.