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May
1

Sibling Saturday

12:30pm

Recreational support group for sibilings ages 5 to 12 of individuals with developmental disabilities. [in English]

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May
3

Bases y Fundamentos de la Salud Mental - La Recuperación es un Proceso y Hay Esperanza

5:30pm

Special Workshops

TENGA EN CUENTA QUE ESTA CLASE ES LLENA Y LA INSCRIPCIÓN ESTÁ CERRADA.

El Centro Regional Lanterman, en colaboración con NAMI, les invita a participar en la serie de seis semanas de Salud Mental en 5, 15, 19 y 26 de abril de 2021 y 3 y 13 de mayo de 2021, 5:30 p.m. a 8 p.m., a través del Zoom.

  • Clase 1: Introducción: No es su culpa; las enfermedades mental son trastornos del cerebro
  • Clase 2: Biología de los trastornos mentales; cómo obtener un diagnóstico acertado
  • Clase 3: Tratamiento, descripción general de opciones basadas en evidencia
  • Clase 4: La carga objetiva y subjetiva de la familia
  • Clase 5: Descripción general de los organismos de salud, educación y justicia de menores con los que está relacionado el bienestar de su hijo
  • Clase 6: Defensa y promoción, repaso y distribución de certificados y evaluaciones

Espacio es limitado a 20 personas, se requiere registración, haga clic: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOCtpjovHdVsNcomEFX_5LVlZxKejneN

Si tiene preguntas, contacte a Joe Perales al 213.252.4986 o jperales@lanterman.org.

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May
4

2021 Virtual Self-Advocacy Conference

9am–12pm

Special Workshops

Are you a young adult with disabilities ages 14-26, or someone who supports them, then register now for the 2021 Virtual Self-Advocacy Conference: https://ricv.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-selfadvocacy-conference-2021/

Every Tuesday via Zoom, April 13 to May 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Topics include self-care, healthy bodies, work and more.
 

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IHSS - COVID-19 Supports During These Difficult Times

3:30pm

Special Workshops

Lanterman Regional Lanterman, in collaboration with Disability Rights California, invites you to participate in a presentation on the IHSS program on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What is the IHSS program?
  • How to apply for the IHSS program?
  • Who is eligible?
  • Do IHSS recipients automatically qualify for Medi-Cal?
  • How does the program work?
  • How are IHSS payments made?

Space is limited, registration required online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/
tZErc-ihrTopH9LVg2riZldKNU2hQINtwJG7

For questions, contact Joe Perales at 213.252.4986 or jperales@lanterman.org.

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May
5

Partnership in Person-Centered Planning

10am–12pm

Special Workshops

California Department of Developmental Services presents Partnership in Person-Centered Planning. 

The California Department of Developmental Services, in partnership with Support Development Associates, is offering a series of virtual trainings on person-centered thinking and practices.

These trainings will be held via webinar, will help assure that key stakeholders, including individuals and their families, providers, and regional center staff are knowledgeable of, and understand the principles and application of person-centered thinking, practices and service planning.

Partnership in Person-Centered Planning
This training will provide participants with information on different styles of person-centered planning while reviewing what the federal and state requirements are for planning. It will introduce tools that anyone can utilize to have better planning, including how to work in partnership with a support team to tie everything together into a useful plan.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Follow this link to register and participate in the live webinar at the specified date and time above: https://cal-dds.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eONUC3z9TBaY6MS1L-9YDA

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Follow this link to register and participate in the live webinar at the specified date and time above: https://cal-dds.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o1KBRZr-QCaatuwDSh_4Tg

Anyone interested in learning about strategies for handling risk in a person-centered way is welcome to register and attend the training at no cost to training participants. Both trainings will be covering the same information, so participants should only register for one training to preserve seats for others. There is a capacity limit of 500 for each training, and all trainings will be recorded and posted to the DDS website. When registering, please provide any needed accommodations.

For questions about this training series or registration assistance, please e-mail brytnee@sdaus.com.

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Early Start Webinar Series - Telepractice Series, and Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series

12pm–1:30pm

Special Workshops

DDS and California Early Start present the Early Start Webinar Series (December 2020 thru May 2021) to address the needs of Early Start during the coronavirus pandemic. This Webinar Series offers:

  • Telepractice Series which focuses on web-based strategies to support the development of infants and toddlers in Early Start.
  • Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series which focuses on preventing, recognizing, and addressing stressors for children, families, and professionals.

Register now for the:

FOURTH Webinar in the Telepractice Series
Tele-intervention and Private Insurance: Guidance for Families
Thursday April 29, 2:30-4 p.m.

FIFTH Webinar in the Telepractice Series
Using Technology to Connect and Engage with Families
Wednesday May 5, 12-1:30 p.m.

FINAL Webinar in the Telepractice Series and Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series
Early Intervention “Post COVID”: Navigating Blended Service Delivery and Maintaining Mental Wellness
Tuesday May 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

To learn more or to register, visit Early Start Online at https://www.cpeionline.net

  1. Login or create an account
  2. Enroll in a Webinar Series
  3. Sign up for individual webinars in the series as they become available

Early Start Personnel Development is a collaborative effort of the California Department of Developmental Services and California Department of Education, administered by WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention (CPEI).

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Korean Parent Support Group

2pm–4pm

For Korean-speaking families of individuals with special needs of all ages and disabilities. [in Korean]

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De Mi Familia A Su Familia

3pm–5pm

Grupo para familias con ninos de todos edades con autismo. [en Espanol]

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May
6

Service Coordination Advocacy Training (in Korean)

4:30pm

This four-week course 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.

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May
8

Peer 2 Peer Group

10am–12pm

For clients with special needs over the age of 18 years. Must be able to be in community and be independent with personal care. [in English]

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Sibling Saturday

12:30pm

Recreational support group for sibilings ages 5 to 12 of individuals with developmental disabilities. [in English]

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May
10

CAC Meeting

4:30pm

Providing input, advice and counsel on policies, services and programs for clients and families offered by Lanterman Regional Center.

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La Esperanza

6pm–8pm

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de edades 15 anos y mayores. [en Espanol]

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May
11

Padres Unidos Lanterman

6pm–8pm

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de todas las edades. [en Espanol]

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May
12

Chinese Parent Support Group

10am–11:30am

For Chinese-speaking families who have children with special needs of all ages. [in Chinese]

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Grupo de Apoyo Lanterman

10am–12pm

Para familias con niños de todas edades con necesidades especiales. [en Espanol]

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LGBT Support Group

6pm–8pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
For clients with special needs. [in English]

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Foothill Autism Alliance - Network Resource Meetings

7pm–9:30pm

Educational group for families of children with autism. [in English]

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May
13

Service Coordination Advocacy Training (in Korean)

4:30pm

This four-week course 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.

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Bases y Fundamentos de la Salud Mental - La Recuperación es un Proceso y Hay Esperanza

5:30pm

Special Workshops

TENGA EN CUENTA QUE ESTA CLASE ES LLENA Y LA INSCRIPCIÓN ESTÁ CERRADA.

El Centro Regional Lanterman, en colaboración con NAMI, les invita a participar en la serie de seis semanas de Salud Mental en 5, 15, 19 y 26 de abril de 2021 y 3 y 13 de mayo de 2021, 5:30 p.m. a 8 p.m., a través del Zoom.

  • Clase 1: Introducción: No es su culpa; las enfermedades mental son trastornos del cerebro
  • Clase 2: Biología de los trastornos mentales; cómo obtener un diagnóstico acertado
  • Clase 3: Tratamiento, descripción general de opciones basadas en evidencia
  • Clase 4: La carga objetiva y subjetiva de la familia
  • Clase 5: Descripción general de los organismos de salud, educación y justicia de menores con los que está relacionado el bienestar de su hijo
  • Clase 6: Defensa y promoción, repaso y distribución de certificados y evaluaciones

Espacio es limitado a 20 personas, se requiere registración, haga clic: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOCtpjovHdVsNcomEFX_5LVlZxKejneN

Si tiene preguntas, contacte a Joe Perales al 213.252.4986 o jperales@lanterman.org.

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May
14

Hora de Technologia del Centro Regional Lanterman

10am–11am

Special Workshops

El Centro de Recursos Koch-Young los invitamos a participar en hora de technologia del Centro Regional Lanterman en el viernes, 14 de mayo de 2021 de 10 a 11 a.m.

Por favor regístrese a través de Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlfuyurDkjHNb4glt_h30HSvZy5E9lHbNj
Meeting ID: 868 9562 2962
Passcode: 2021

¿Necesita ayuda para registrarse? Llame a Francisco Rodriguez al 213.252.5600.

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May
15

Sibling Saturday

12:30pm

Recreational support group for sibilings ages 5 to 12 of individuals with developmental disabilities. [in English]

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TACA ~ Talk About Curing Autism

1pm–3:30pm

Parent meetings that feature educational speakers on important topics and peer support for parents of chidlren with autism. [in English]

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Starting Points- A Pathway Toward Paid Permanent Employment with a Paid Internship Program (PIP)

2pm–3:30pm

Special Workshops

A Six-Series Workshop with Expert Guests Participating Throughout the Sessions

Session One - Paid Internship Program (PIP): Starting Points Toward Matching You with the Right Job
Speaker: Carmen Jimenez-Wynn
Saturday May 15, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the process of discussing the PIP with the Regional Center Service Coordinator as part of the Individual Program Plan. Part One of Two

Session Two - Understanding Available Resources and Job Search Strategies
Speaker: Regional Center Service Coordinator
Saturday May 22, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the PIP process. Part Two of Two.

Session Three - Understanding Your Preferences in Order to Find the Job that is Right for You
Speaker: Gary Greene, Ph.D.
Saturday May 29, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will help you explore your preferences and strengths in the workplace, and assist you in organizing your workplace permanent products toward employment.

Session Four - Workplace Communication Skills
Speaker: Kristin Kucia
Saturday June 5, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will review important soft skills crucial to success in the workplace. Areas of review and practice include workplace etiquette and diplomacy, time and self-management, asking questions, making small talk, providing feedback, and note-taking.

Session Five - Interview Skills Practice
Speaker: Interview Coaches
Saturday June 12, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This workshop will review best practices with interview skills, self-advocacy, and how to speak positively about yourself in an interview.

Session Six- Employment Resource Fair
Speaker: Employment Vendors
Saturday June 19, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This interactive session will feature Employment Vendors who will discuss their programs, and answer all questions you may have.

Cost
Cost is a Flat Fee of $365.00 for the workshop series.
The workshop series is vendored by Lanterman Regional Center. It may be available to clients of other Regional Centers as well. Inquire with your Service Coordinator.
Vendor # PD3625

Where
All sessions will be held on Zoom. The Zoom meeting information will be sent out to registrants before each session.

Register Now:
If you have any questions and to register, contact FAA at 818.662.8847 or info@foothillautism.org.

About the Speaker/Facilitator
Kristin Kucia is an educator, a writer, and a curriculum designer with over 20 years of experience teaching and coaching people with differentiated needs. She is the Co-Leader of the Talent/HR Coalition at the BRIC Foundation, an organization that forges career opportunities for women and underrepresented populations in the entertainment industry. She creates and manages internship and mentorship partnerships for diverse artists with the goal of fostering social responsibility and encouraging DEI initiatives in the workplace. Kristin is the mother of a young man with autism, and she is passionate about teaching, coaching, and empowering young adults on the spectrum towards employment opportunities. She published the memoir, "I am my son's first sightword: growing a child with autism" in 2014 and is currently working on her second book. Kristin sits on the Board of Directors at Foothill Autism Alliance.

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May
18

Como Planear un Fideicomiso para sus Hijos

3:30pm

Special Workshops

El Centro Regional Lanterman, en colaboración con Jewish LA Special Needs Trust & Services, les invita a participar en el taller sobre Como Planear un Fideicomiso para sus Hijos con Discapacidades en martes, 18 de mayo de 2021, de 3:30 a 5:30 p.m. a través de Zoom. Aprender sobre:

  • ¿Qué es un fideicomiso de necesidades especiales?
  • ¿De qué manera mi hijo podría beneficiar de un fideicomiso?
  • ¿Cómo financio un fideicomiso para necesidades especiales?
  • ¿Cuánto tiempo dura un fideicomiso para necesidades especiales?

Espacio es limitado, se requiere registración.

Regístrese haga clic en el enlace: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuqhrzwjGdCad3UAT5jSoaLozVrMZvi-

Si tiene preguntas llame al Joe Perales al 213.252.5600 o jperales@lanterman.org.

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Armenian Parent Support Group

6:30pm

For Armenian-speaking families who have children with special needs of all ages. [in Armenian and English]

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May
19

Know Your Fair Housing Rights: A Workshop for the IDD Community in California

5pm–6pm

Special Workshops

Join the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, in partnership with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, for an overview of fair housing rights and issues impacting the intellectual and developmental disabilities community. This free workshop is being held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Click here to register

For accommodations and access needs, contact bayarea@scdd.ca.gov or 510.286.0439 by May 12.

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Self-Determination Program Live Q&A

6pm–8pm

Special Workshops

Lanterman invites you to a Self-Determination Program Live Q&A on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Have you watched the mandatory orientation and have questions? Join in and have your questions answered.

Register online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpfuGsrDsvHdOwNAkXm2J5KwyKOePPx0_n

For more info, contact:

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May
20

Service Coordination Advocacy Training (in Korean)

4:30pm

This four-week course 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.

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May
21

Social Security - SSI: Assuring the Present and the Future of Your Children

4:30pm

Special Workshops

Lanterman Regional Lanterman, in collaboration with the Social Security Administration, invites you to participate in a presentation on SSI on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What is Social Security?
  • What is the elegibility process to receive SSI benefits for my child?
  • What happens when my child turns 18 years old?
  • What are the Social Security benefits for adults with disabilities since childhood?
  • How to apply for SSI payments or SSDI benefits and how can you help?

Space is limited, registration required online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAofuygrD4rE9eA-MKgx2a4lkbL7JCEN_lk

For questions, contact Joe Perales at 213.252.4986 or jperales@lanterman.org.

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May
22

Peer 2 Peer Group

10am–12pm

For clients with special needs over the age of 18 years. Must be able to be in community and be independent with personal care. [in English]

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Sibling Saturday

12:30pm

Recreational support group for sibilings ages 5 to 12 of individuals with developmental disabilities. [in English]

Read More

Starting Points- A Pathway Toward Paid Permanent Employment with a Paid Internship Program (PIP)

2pm–3:30pm

Special Workshops

A Six-Series Workshop with Expert Guests Participating Throughout the Sessions

Session One - Paid Internship Program (PIP): Starting Points Toward Matching You with the Right Job
Speaker: Carmen Jimenez-Wynn
Saturday May 15, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the process of discussing the PIP with the Regional Center Service Coordinator as part of the Individual Program Plan. Part One of Two

Session Two - Understanding Available Resources and Job Search Strategies
Speaker: Regional Center Service Coordinator
Saturday May 22, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the PIP process. Part Two of Two.

Session Three - Understanding Your Preferences in Order to Find the Job that is Right for You
Speaker: Gary Greene, Ph.D.
Saturday May 29, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will help you explore your preferences and strengths in the workplace, and assist you in organizing your workplace permanent products toward employment.

Session Four - Workplace Communication Skills
Speaker: Kristin Kucia
Saturday June 5, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will review important soft skills crucial to success in the workplace. Areas of review and practice include workplace etiquette and diplomacy, time and self-management, asking questions, making small talk, providing feedback, and note-taking.

Session Five - Interview Skills Practice
Speaker: Interview Coaches
Saturday June 12, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This workshop will review best practices with interview skills, self-advocacy, and how to speak positively about yourself in an interview.

Session Six- Employment Resource Fair
Speaker: Employment Vendors
Saturday June 19, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This interactive session will feature Employment Vendors who will discuss their programs, and answer all questions you may have.

Cost
Cost is a Flat Fee of $365.00 for the workshop series.
The workshop series is vendored by Lanterman Regional Center. It may be available to clients of other Regional Centers as well. Inquire with your Service Coordinator.
Vendor # PD3625

Where
All sessions will be held on Zoom. The Zoom meeting information will be sent out to registrants before each session.

Register Now:
If you have any questions and to register, contact FAA at 818.662.8847 or info@foothillautism.org.

About the Speaker/Facilitator
Kristin Kucia is an educator, a writer, and a curriculum designer with over 20 years of experience teaching and coaching people with differentiated needs. She is the Co-Leader of the Talent/HR Coalition at the BRIC Foundation, an organization that forges career opportunities for women and underrepresented populations in the entertainment industry. She creates and manages internship and mentorship partnerships for diverse artists with the goal of fostering social responsibility and encouraging DEI initiatives in the workplace. Kristin is the mother of a young man with autism, and she is passionate about teaching, coaching, and empowering young adults on the spectrum towards employment opportunities. She published the memoir, "I am my son's first sightword: growing a child with autism" in 2014 and is currently working on her second book. Kristin sits on the Board of Directors at Foothill Autism Alliance.

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May
24

Entrenamiento Básico de Epilepsia

5:30pm

Special Workshops

En Centro Regional Lanterman, en colaboración con la Fundación de Epilepsia, les invita a participar en entrenamiento básico de epilepsia en lunes, 24 de mayo de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m. a través de Zoom.

  • ¿Qué es la Epilepsia?
  • ¿Cuáles son los diferentes tipos de convulsiones?
  • ¿Qué hacer en caso de un ataque epiléptico?
  • ¿Cómo utilizar los primeros auxilios en caso de una convulsión?
  • ¿Cómo prevenir las convulsiones?

Espacio es limitado, se requiere registración, haga clic: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdu2rrD8oH9e0Dt-OV8YYoIV5kJmgHE-G

Contacte a Joe Perales al 213.252.4986 or jperales@lanterman.org.

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May
25

Early Start Webinar Series - Telepractice Series, and Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series

10am–12pm

Special Workshops

DDS and California Early Start present the Early Start Webinar Series (December 2020 thru May 2021) to address the needs of Early Start during the coronavirus pandemic. This Webinar Series offers:

  • Telepractice Series which focuses on web-based strategies to support the development of infants and toddlers in Early Start.
  • Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series which focuses on preventing, recognizing, and addressing stressors for children, families, and professionals.

Register now for the:

FOURTH Webinar in the Telepractice Series
Tele-intervention and Private Insurance: Guidance for Families
Thursday April 29, 2:30-4 p.m.

FIFTH Webinar in the Telepractice Series
Using Technology to Connect and Engage with Families
Wednesday May 5, 12-1:30 p.m.

FINAL Webinar in the Telepractice Series and Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series
Early Intervention “Post COVID”: Navigating Blended Service Delivery and Maintaining Mental Wellness
Tuesday May 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

To learn more or to register, visit Early Start Online at https://www.cpeionline.net

  1. Login or create an account
  2. Enroll in a Webinar Series
  3. Sign up for individual webinars in the series as they become available

Early Start Personnel Development is a collaborative effort of the California Department of Developmental Services and California Department of Education, administered by WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention (CPEI).

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Epilepsy 101 Training: Improve and Save Lives

5:30pm

Special Workshops

Lanterman Regional Center, in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, invites you to participate in the Epilepsy 101 Training on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What is Epilepsy?
  • What are the different seizure types?
  • What to do in case of an epileptic seizure?
  • How to use first aid for individual seizures?
  • How to stay seizure safe?

Space is limited, registration required online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdeytrT4tHNzIFoNDqaWL_3J6rgAGraMw

For questions, contact Joe Perales at 213.252.4986 or jperales@lanterman.org.

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May
26

KASEC’s Dream Art Contest 2021

8am–5pm

To celebrate, discover, and encourage artistic talents of individuals with developmental disabilities, KASEC has put together a Dream Art Contest for individuals with developmental disabilities 2021.

View more details at www.kasecca.org. Questions: 562.926.2040. The last day to submit is Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
 

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Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

4pm–5:30pm

Special Workshops

Sibshops meets monthly and is for brothers and sisters, ages 8 to 14, with siblings with special needs. Join in for fun and educational Sibshops sessions the fourth Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Registration in advance is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrfuytqTkjGtUb2orr1-riDH1LpOAhE6Xw

For questions, contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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Sibshops

4pm–6pm

Workshops for siblings between the ages of 8-14 of children with special needs served by the regional center. [in English]

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Board Meeting

6pm–8pm

Visit www.lanterman.org/lantermans_board_of_directors/ for more information about the board.

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May
27

What You Need to Know About In Home Support Services (IHSS) and Your Taxes

3:30pm

Special Workshops

Lanterman Regional Lanterman, in collaboration with Latino Tax Coach, invites you to participate in the IHSS and Taxes workshop on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What are the IHSS rules when doing taxes?
  • How to identify your IHSS income when filing taxes?
  • How to correct errors in past IHSS statements?
  • Can IHSS income be tax-free?
  • Do you have to report your IHSS income in your taxes?
  • Do you need to file taxes if you are an IHSS provider?

Space is limited, registration required online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpd-irrTouHtxBOAEajBDBMXNJBVlOmwki

For questions, contact Joe Perales at 213.252.4986 or jperales@lanterman.org.

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Service Coordination Advocacy Training (in Korean)

4:30pm

This four-week course 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.

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May
28

Parents Collaborate Support Group

2pm–4am

For parents of individuals with special needs of all ages and disabilities. [in English]

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Coffee with Lanterman Regional Center

2pm–4pm

Come join us for coffee and chat with Lanterman Regional Center’s Executive Staff via Zoom.

Hosted by Parents Collaborate Support Group on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. at Lanterman.

Please Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvde6hqzoiGd0VqyyQAwlqOopmskJWLiDz

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May
29

Sibling Saturday

12:30pm

Recreational support group for sibilings ages 5 to 12 of individuals with developmental disabilities. [in English]

Read More

Starting Points- A Pathway Toward Paid Permanent Employment with a Paid Internship Program (PIP)

2pm–3:30pm

Special Workshops

A Six-Series Workshop with Expert Guests Participating Throughout the Sessions

Session One - Paid Internship Program (PIP): Starting Points Toward Matching You with the Right Job
Speaker: Carmen Jimenez-Wynn
Saturday May 15, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the process of discussing the PIP with the Regional Center Service Coordinator as part of the Individual Program Plan. Part One of Two

Session Two - Understanding Available Resources and Job Search Strategies
Speaker: Regional Center Service Coordinator
Saturday May 22, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the PIP process. Part Two of Two.

Session Three - Understanding Your Preferences in Order to Find the Job that is Right for You
Speaker: Gary Greene, Ph.D.
Saturday May 29, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will help you explore your preferences and strengths in the workplace, and assist you in organizing your workplace permanent products toward employment.

Session Four - Workplace Communication Skills
Speaker: Kristin Kucia
Saturday June 5, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will review important soft skills crucial to success in the workplace. Areas of review and practice include workplace etiquette and diplomacy, time and self-management, asking questions, making small talk, providing feedback, and note-taking.

Session Five - Interview Skills Practice
Speaker: Interview Coaches
Saturday June 12, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This workshop will review best practices with interview skills, self-advocacy, and how to speak positively about yourself in an interview.

Session Six- Employment Resource Fair
Speaker: Employment Vendors
Saturday June 19, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This interactive session will feature Employment Vendors who will discuss their programs, and answer all questions you may have.

Cost
Cost is a Flat Fee of $365.00 for the workshop series.
The workshop series is vendored by Lanterman Regional Center. It may be available to clients of other Regional Centers as well. Inquire with your Service Coordinator.
Vendor # PD3625

Where
All sessions will be held on Zoom. The Zoom meeting information will be sent out to registrants before each session.

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If you have any questions and to register, contact FAA at 818.662.8847 or info@foothillautism.org.

About the Speaker/Facilitator
Kristin Kucia is an educator, a writer, and a curriculum designer with over 20 years of experience teaching and coaching people with differentiated needs. She is the Co-Leader of the Talent/HR Coalition at the BRIC Foundation, an organization that forges career opportunities for women and underrepresented populations in the entertainment industry. She creates and manages internship and mentorship partnerships for diverse artists with the goal of fostering social responsibility and encouraging DEI initiatives in the workplace. Kristin is the mother of a young man with autism, and she is passionate about teaching, coaching, and empowering young adults on the spectrum towards employment opportunities. She published the memoir, "I am my son's first sightword: growing a child with autism" in 2014 and is currently working on her second book. Kristin sits on the Board of Directors at Foothill Autism Alliance.

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