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Special Workshops


Disabilities and Law Enforcement “What to know…”

Lanterman Regional Center will be hosting three sessions of Disabilities and Law Enforcement at the Regional Center on:

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Spanish at 10 a.m. at Lanterman
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 in English at 5:30 p.m. at Lanterman
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 in Korean at 10 a.m. at Lanterman

Sessions will address safety and law enforcement if your family member is in crisis and is a danger to themselves or others.


Infant Massage

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Infant Massage, a six-session parent and me series designed for children ages birth to crawling. Parents will learn the benefits of infant massage, including tips and techniques. The first session in the series starts on February 28, 2017.


Music and Movement: A Parent and Me Music Series

Lanterman presents Music and Movement, 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 2 to 4 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 six 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 types of play and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Parents and children can practice their play skills in a supportive setting. 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.


Sign, Say and Play: A Baby Signs Program

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Sign, Say and Play: A Baby Signs Program. Gives babies a way to “talk” with their parent - before they can talk. For parents and children birth to 3 years old to attend together, families will learn useful signs for feelings, outside, at the farm, safety, at the zoo, and birthday party. In addition, parents will learn simple ways to support their baby’s intellectual development. The first session in a six-session series starts on February 27, 2017.


Toddler Talk

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Toddler Talk, a six-session parent/child speech program designed for children 2 to 3 1/2 years of age with Smile Pediatric Therapy and Diagnostics. Parents will learn tips and techniques to build language skills and the program will feature, environmental sounds; letters, numbers, colors; animals; the city; food; and active bodies. The first session in the series starts on Feburary 28, 2017.


Understanding Sensory Challenges/Entendiendo los Desafíos Sensoriales

The Koch-Young Resource Center presents a workshop for parents with children children birth to 5 years of age on understanding sensory challenges with Socorro Pacheco on February 24, 2017./El Centro de Recursos Koch-Young presenta un taller para padres con niños de nacimiento a 5 años de edad sobre entendiendo los desafíos sensoriales con Socorro Pacheco el 24 de Febrero de 2017.


We’re All in This Together: Staying Focused on the Person

Person Centered - What Does That Mean? In this special training for parents with Peter Leidy, he presents person centered planning as an approach based upon a set of shared values that can be used to plan for the future with a person - not for them. Planning should involve all the people who are important in that person's life. In this entertaining and motivating presentation, Peter will share some ideas to help us keep people first, celebrate what is important, and most of all, promote quality in people's lives. The presentation is scheduled for April 8, 2017.