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Navigating the Special Needs System: Service Coordination and Advocacy Training Series

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.

September 10, 2019 ~ 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.

September 17, 2019 ~ 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.

September 24, 2019 ~ 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. 

No session on October 01

October 08, 2019 ~ Session 4: Shares suggestions and strategies to help families become the best possible advocate for their family member with special needs.

For more information contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or


Pacific Community Center
501 S. Pacific Ave.
Room A
Glendale, CA 91204