DIR/Floortime: A View From The Floor ~ 2nd Annual California-wide Conference
This conference will examine the success of the DIR®/Floortime approach for children with special needs. A variety of renowned speakers will describe their experiences utilizing DIR®/Floortime with children of all ages and their families, in diverse settings, including the home, clinic and school, as well as results of clinical research.
Join hundreds of parents, therapists, clinicians, educators, early interventionists, administrators, and professionals involved in the care of children with special needs and interested in learning more about cutting-edge research in the field of autism.
2012 Highlights include:
Supporting Language Development in Children with Autism, Devin Casenhiser, PhD
Floortime Strategies in Clinical Practice, Kiegan Blake, OTR and Marilee Burgeson, MS, CCC-SLP
The Motor Foundations of Relating and Communicating, Brooke Hampton, PT
A panel of young adults will discuss their experiences with DIR®/Floortime
A Developmental Approach to Behavioral Challenges, Diane Cullinane, M.D.
Parent Panel: DIR® in Our Families
Also participants will be able to browse vendor tables of DIR/Floortime resources across California, connect with other parents and professionals and attend on optional evening gala and auction.
Los Angeles Marriott
Summer Opportunities and Resources
Update: We've just recently added flyers for some mid to late summer opportunities, so be sure to check them out.
We've compiled flyers for various summer opportunities and resources. This compilation is by no means comprehensive. We'll add opportunities and resources as we become informed of them.
Please note that Lanterman does not endorse any specific opportunity, program, camp, etc., we are providing this for informational purposes only.
As part of the Department of Developmental Services' (DDS) commitment to provide information to the general public, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and professionals in the field, DDS produces the Fact Book on an annual basis. The Fact Book presents pertinent data over a 10-year period about the individuals served by DDS, including an overview of the service delivery system and trends in California. The Fact Book contains valuable information that is helpful in better understanding California’s developmental services system and the people served.
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) monitors the actions and efforts of regional centers to ensure they meet statutory, regulatory and contractual obligations, and uphold the values of the Lanterman Act, the legislation guiding the developmental services system in California.
For more information on DDS' monitoring activities, visit the Regional Center Oversight Dashboard on the DDS Web site and click on the oversight functions. Oversight functions include:
Purchase of Service Report
National Core Indicators
Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Compliance
2016 Disparity Data on Purchased Services Report Now Online
California law and regulation requires that regional centers display on their Web sites information about the dollar value of services they purchase for clients. These data (called "purchase of service" or "POS" data) must be reported separately by clients' ethnic/racial group, langauge and diagnosis.
50th Anniversary Edition of the History of the Regional Centers in California
Strengthening the Commitment... Reinvesting in the System: A Journey of Community Partnership
The history chronicles more than five decades of the regional centers' journey - of learning from experience, gaining new knowledge, taking steps forward, and constantly facing new challenges. Print copies are available at the Koch-Young Resource Center but you can also download a PDF from the link below.