Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Users Group
This is a monthly opportunity for users of AAC devices to socialize with other AAC users and learn some additional applications of their device.
Various topics that will be covered, include:
Sharing personal stories about using a communication device
E-mailing with your device
Using the telephone with your device
Discussing the pros and cons of using a communication device
Meeting Time and Date:
The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lanterman in the Koch-Young Resource Center.
Registration: Please RSVP with Marjorie Gell at 213.252.6340.
If you are not able to attend, please call and let us know why. Is there a scheduling conflict? Transportation issues? We’d like to know how to better support you so that you can join us in the future.
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.