Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Afternoon Session
Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of types of play and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Parents and children can practice their play skills in a supportive setting.
Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.
Program made possible by a contribution from the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation.
This is only a 5-week playgroup. The group ends before the President's Day holiday weekend.
Lanterman Regional Center - KYRC Conference Room 3303 Wilshire Blvd. First Floor 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 $5 prior to 10 a.m. entry, otherwise they will range from $10 to $13. There is metered parking on the street. Watch street signs. Lanterman is 2 blocks west of the Metro Red Line Wilshire/Vermont Station.
Message Concerning Respite Services
There is an important change in the Welfare and Institutions Code, section 4686.5, which impacts respite services. Starting in January 2018, families may receive more than 90 hours per quarter of respite services. Read more in English
Mensaje en Relación a los Servicios de Respiro
Hay un cambio importante en el Código de Bienestar y Instituciones, Sección 4686.5, que afecta a los servicios de respiro. A partir de enero de 2018, las familias pueden recibir más de 90 horas de servicios de respiro por trimestre. Lea más en español
레스핏 서비스에 관한 메시지/안내
레스핏 서비스(Respite Services)에 영향을 주는 복지 및 기관 코드, 4686.5, 절에 중요한 변경 사항이 있습니다. 가족들은2018년 1월 부터 분기별로 90시간 이상의 레스핏 서비스를 받을 수도 있습니다. 더 많은 한국어로 읽기
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) part of a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment. We've compiled flyers for various employment 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, resource, 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.