These multi-session workshops are intended to teach parents and caregivers the basic principles of behavior change and practical application of these principles in their everyday life. They also provide a supportive environment for families who share similar experiences. Parents are encouraged to put into practice between classes what they learn and share their success or challenge. Parents learn effective techniques to be used in a variety of settings (e.g. restaurants, stores, mall, park, special events, etc.), and how to focus on disruptive and potentially dangerous behaviors (e.g. self-injurious behavior, aggression, destructive tantrums, etc.)
Only service coordinators may enroll their families in a class. Families may not enroll themselves directly. Service coordinators will advise families directly that they are enrolled in the class. Workshop provider will mail a class reminder flyer to all authorized families 10 days prior with the class location and map to class, and will follow-up with a courtesy phone call a couple days prior to class start date.
Contact your service coordinator if you are interested in registering.
Child Care is not available during the class. Parents are expected to attend all sessions. Make up classes are not allowed and parents with two (2) absences will be dropped from the workshop.
Please note: Parents must complete the “Behavioral Services Orientation” prior to registering for Behavior Management Workshops. Completion of these workshops is mandatory for families requesting in-home behavioral services.
Behavior Management Workshop Schedule
All of the classes meet once a week, for six weeks, unless otherwise specified. (For example: If the class begins on a Thursday, then the class will be held every Thursday for six weeks.)
Please note: Dates are subject to change depending on the number of participants attending and funding authorization.
There are no Behavior Management Workshops in Armenian scheduled at this time.
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.