Public Meetings to be Held Regarding Purchase of Services Differences on March 26
Lanterman Regional Center will be hosting two public meetings on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, one in Spanish at 10 a.m. and one in English at 7 p.m., at the regional center. During the meetings we will be reviewing data on the disparity in purchased services for Lanterman clients related to age, race, primary language, and disability.
These meetings are held, as they were for the first time last year, to comply with (Welfare & Institutions Code, 4519.5) that calls for the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and regional centers to annually compile data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization and expenditure, and report with respect to several indicators including age, race, language and disability. Each year, this data will be compiled and posted by the regional center by December 31st for the prior fiscal year with public meetings to be held by the following March 31st.
El Centro Regional Lanterman llevará a cabo dos reuniones públicas el miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014, uno en español a las 10 a.m. y otro en inglés a las 7 p.m., en el centro regional. Durante las reuniones vamos a repasar los datos sobre la disparidad en los servicios comprados para clientes de Lanterman relacionados con la edad, raza, idioma y la discapacidad.
Estas reuniones se llevan a cabo, como fueron por primera vez el año pasado, para cumplir con (Código De Bienestar & Instituciones, 4519.5) que pide el Departamento de Servicios del Desarrollo (DDS) y centros regionales anualmente compilar datos relacionados con la compra del gasto, utilización y autorización del servicio e informar respecto de varios indicadores, incluyendo la edad, raza, idioma y discapacidad. Cada año, esta información será compilada y publicada por el centro regional antes del 31 de diciembre para el año fiscal anterior con reuniones públicas conducidas antes del siguiente 31 de marzo.
Lanterman Regional Center 3303 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 700 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.
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.