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.
Regional Center Closed 02/17
Please be advised that Lanterman Regional Center will be closed for President's Day on Monday, February 17, 2020.
If you have an emergency during the holiday closure and need assistance from the Regional Center, call the main phone number at 213.383.1300 and follow the recorded instructions.
We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 18.
2020 State Minimum Wage Adjustment
The State of California minimum wage increases to $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2020. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has been allocated additional funds by the Legislature for dissemination to service providers to meet the increased minimum wage mandate. It is important to note that the funds allocated by DDS are solely to meet a service provider's costs to increase employee/staff wages to $13.00 per hour (or $12.00 per hour based on the number of employees) and the associated mandated costs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation). Please click on the link below to read the letter from DDS, then click on the Workbook link to complete your request for a rate adjustment. SPECIAL NOTE: Only one rate adjustment request per workbook. You must submit one workbook for each vendor number. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2020. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
2019 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.
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.