Educational Workshop on Aging, Dementia and Developmental Disabilities
The workshop is designed to address the fundamentals of aging related changes and decline, the nature and progression of the various dementias, and an overview of community support and care options (designed to preclude late-life institutionalization). The National Task Group has been working with groups across the United States to expand general knowledge and awareness of dementia among people with developmental disabilities.
The workshop open to any interested persons, be they parents or caregivers, workers in agencies, administrators, care coordinators, students, and others. The workshop is a joint effort of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA, and the local Los Angeles Area Interagency Planning Committee.
This workshop, one of a series organized by the National Task Group in concert with local partners in accord with the recently initiated National Alzheimer’s Plan which was issued by the federal government under the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, has as its goal providing an orientation on the primary issues and concerns associated with the growing rate of dementia among older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This situation is causing a growing concern among advocacy and provider organizations as it leads to a change in function, compromises independence, and places an undue burden on family caregivers.
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium 635 Charles E. Young Dr South Los Angeles, CA 90095
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.