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.
Navigating the Special Needs System: Service Coordination and Advocacy Training Series
This course is offered in-person over four consecutive weeks and online as a four-part webinar, and 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.
March 7, 2017 ~ Session 1: Provides an overview of the regional center system as a whole, including details about the Lanterman Act and what it means for clients and families, as well as where the funding for the system comes from and how it is spent.
March 14, 2017 ~ Session 2: Defines the roles and responsibilities of clients, families and service coordinators, and gives you tools and tips to help build a successful partnership. An overview of the services and supports available through the Koch-Young Resource Center is also provided.
March 21, 2017 ~ Session 3: Offers participants insight into the Center’s mission, vision and values with particular attention devoted to the core values and customer values that guide and inform the work that is done at Lanterman.
March 28, 2017 ~ Session 4: Shares suggestions and strategies to help families become the best possible advocate for their family member with special needs.
Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Due to security reasons, access to the building requires that all visitors carry a picture ID.
Parking: Available in the parking structure behind Lanterman on Berendo Avenue. Parking tickets will not be validated. Parking fees are $6.50 prior to 10 a.m. entry, otherwise the rate is $2 for every 15 minutes with a maximum rate of $16 for all day parking. There is metered parking on the street. Watch street signs. Lanterman is 2 blocks west of the Metro Red Line Wilshire/Vermont Station.