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Learn About Exciting Job Opportunities Available at Lanterman Regional Center and Why It’s a Great Place to Work

COME AND MEET US AT ONE OF OUR UPCOMING JOB FAIRS
~ On the Spot Interviews with Executive Staff ~

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In-Person
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

OPEN POSITIONS

  • Self-Determination Program Coordinator – bilingual Spa/Eng required
  • Operations Assistant – bilingual Spa/Eng required
  • Secretary – bilingual Spa/Eng required
  • SERVICE COORDINATORS:
    • Enhanced Caseload (bilingual Korean/English required)
    • Various bilingual languages needed incl. Korean/English, Tagalog/English and Spanish/English

Click for more details about positions

Must bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application upon arrival. We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Employer paid medical  
  • Employer paid dental
  • Employer paid basic term life insurance
  • Employer contribution of 11% to retirement plan
  • Vision
  • Employer paid monthly parking
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Bilingual pay differential for all positions requiring a second language.
  • Vacation - starts with 3 weeks
  • Sick
  • Personal time - 2 days per year

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02/28 Community Meeting on FY 2024–2025 Performance Plan / 02/28 Reunión Comunitaria Sobre Plan de Rendimiento Propuesto Para 2024–2025

Be part of the discussion at a Community Meeting about the FY 2024–2025 Performance Plan on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 3 to 5 p.m. via Zoom.

Each year, Lanterman Regional Center hosts community meetings to provide our key partners – individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and our service providers – the opportunity to give us feedback on the future direction and long‐term goals of the Center. This partnership is most successful when all parties involved have an opportunity to participate. We look forward to your attendance at the meeting being held virtually via Zoom.

Registration required. Register online
Translation available upon request by February 21, 2024.

View the presentation

Questions? Contact the Koch-Young Resource Center 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

After reviewing the presentation, you may submit written comments to Melinda Sullivan, Executive Director, at: Lanterman Regional Center, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 or e‐mail at kyrc@lanterman.org. Deadline for written comments is March 22, 2024.

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Sea parte de la discusión en un Reunión Comunitaria sobre el Plan de Rendimiento Propuesto Para 2024-2025 el miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2024 de 3 a 5 p.m. vía Zoom.

Cada año, el Centro Regional Lanterman organiza reuniones comunitarias para brindar a nuestros socios - individuos con discapacidades del desarrollo, sus familias y nuestros proveedores de servicios - la oportunidad de darnos comentarios sobre la dirección futura y metas a largo plazo del Centro. Esta asociación sólo tiene éxito cuando todas las partes involucradas tienen la oportunidad de participar. Esperamos su asistencia a la reunión que se llevará a cabo virtualmente vía Zoom.

Registración requerida. Registrar en línea
Traducción disponible bajo petición antes del 21 de febrero 2024.

Ver la presentación (solo en inglés)

¿Preguntas? Contacta el Centro de Recursos Koch-Young al 213.252.5600 o kyrc@lanterman.org.

Después de revisar el plan de rendimiento, puede enviar comentarios por escrito a Melinda Sullivan, Directora Ejecutiva, en: Lanterman Regional Center, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Ángeles, CA 90010 o por correo electrónico a kyrc@lanterman.org. Los comentarios por escrito deben ser recibido antes del 22 de marzo de 2024.

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Reuniones Públicas Sobre Diferencias en Compra de Servicios el 12 de Marzo

Lanterman Regional Center will be hosting two live video conference public meetings on: / El Centro Regional Lanterman organizará dos reuniones públicas de videoconferencia en vivo sobre:

  • Martes, 12 de Marzo de 2024 en Español a 6 p.m.
    INTERPRETACIÓN DISPONIBLE A PEDIDO
    Regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión: haga clic aquí
     
  • Friday, March 29, 2024 in English at 10 a.m.
    INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
    Register in advance for this meeting: click here

During the meetings we will be reviewing data on the differences in purchased services for Lanterman clients related to age, race and primary language.

These meetings are held 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 expenditures, 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 31 for the prior fiscal year with public meetings to be held by the following March 31.  

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Durante las reuniones vamos a repasar los datos sobre las diferencias en los servicios comprados para clientes de Lanterman relacionados con la edad, raza y idioma primario.

Estas reuniones se llevan a cabo para cumplir con (Código De Bienestar & Instituciones, 4519.5) que pide el Departamento de Servicios del Desarrollo (DDS) y centros regionales para recopilar anualmente datos relacionados con la compra de servicios autorizados, utilización y gastos, e informar respecto a varios indicadores como 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.

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Public Meeting to be Held Regarding Purchase of Service Differences on March 29

Lanterman Regional Center will be hosting two live video conference public meetings on: / El Centro Regional Lanterman organizará dos reuniones públicas de videoconferencia en vivo sobre:

  • Martes, 12 de Marzo de 2024 en Español a 6 p.m.
    INTERPRETACIÓN DISPONIBLE A PEDIDO
    Regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión: haga clic aquí
     
  • Friday, March 29, 2024 in English at 10 a.m.
    INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
    Register in advance for this meeting: click here

During the meetings we will be reviewing data on the differences in purchased services for Lanterman clients related to age, race and primary language.

These meetings are held 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 expenditures, 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 31 for the prior fiscal year with public meetings to be held by the following March 31.  

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Durante las reuniones vamos a repasar los datos sobre las diferencias en los servicios comprados para clientes de Lanterman relacionados con la edad, raza y idioma primario.

Estas reuniones se llevan a cabo para cumplir con (Código De Bienestar & Instituciones, 4519.5) que pide el Departamento de Servicios del Desarrollo (DDS) y centros regionales para recopilar anualmente datos relacionados con la compra de servicios autorizados, utilización y gastos, e informar respecto a varios indicadores como 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.

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HCBS Final Rule Gets Hollywood Treatment

RESHARE FROM ARCA

ARCA is thrilled to share a major project spearheaded by Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC), meant to make the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule more accessible to service providers, people with developmental disabilities, and the community at large.

TCRC partnered with a Hollywood studio to create a top-quality animated series of five-minute short videos explaining key elements of the Final Rule with engaging characters, humorous stories, and top-notch production values. This resource will benefit our entire community, and we're excited to share it with you today!

“As the HCBS Final Rule affects so many people, we have to get creative in how we give both the people we serve and our vendors support in understanding the regulations. In order to remain eligible for federal reimbursement all such services must meet the HCBS Final Rule.” – Diva Johnson, Director of Community Development (TCRC)

The series has 20 videos, in two ten-episode sets. There's a version for service providers, and a version for people receiving services. Each ten-episode playlist covers the same topics, to help ensure everyone can understand their obligations (as providers) and their rights (as individuals).

For additional accessibility, versions in 20 languages are coming soon! There are also ASL versions of all available, and a special behind-the-scenes video about the making of this series!

Accessible, Engaging, Informative, and Entertaining!

This resource started with a conversation between Diva Johnson, TCRC's Director of Community Development, and Mark Wolfe, who is the president of both TCRC's board and ARCA's board of directors. As a movie producer and former owner of the Reading Rainbow brand, Mark immediately saw the benefits of this. “My son is served by TCRC and I respect their desire to feature real stories, portrayed by people with disabilities to make the HCBS requirements widely available, so when Diva came to me with the request to find a way to produce these animated videos with Hollywood quality but the non-Hollywood budget available to a non-profit, it was an easy yes.”

This series highlights the diversity of our service system, both on-screen and via the actors behind it. The "making of" video highlights how inclusivity was a guiding principle in bringing this to life.

To produce the series, Wolfe brought on board Public Pixels Media, headed up by Joe Sichta, an award-winning show runner for some of the most beloved animations including Scooby Doo, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Muppet Babies. “The amazing work done by the regional centers for so many Californians made my yes to pulling in the best talent as my part in giving back,” said Sichta.

ARCA is honored to share this new resource that will help people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the service providers who make community life possible understand the ways the HCBS Final Rule benefits us all!

“It’s vital that ARCA and all regional centers continue educating on how to comply with these regulations and continue improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities. We applaud Tri-Counties Regional Center for their leadership and commitment on this statewide project.” – Amy Westling, Executive Director, ARCA

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Autism In Entertainment Conference

We are pleased to announce the Autism in Entertainment (AIE) Conference! This one-day, in-person event is set to take place on Friday, April 5, 2024, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Skirball Cultural Center located in West Los Angeles. With noteworthy panelists from companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Ubisoft, Nickelodeon and Sony, and animation director Jorge Gutierrez set to participate, this groundbreaking conference aims to bridge the employment gap between creative adults on the spectrum and the entertainment industry.

The conference is for:

  • Career-ready individuals who are on the autism spectrum and who have at least two years of training or experience in film and television production, voice-over and on-camera performance, animation, and/or video game design. (Note: each career-ready attendee can bring up to one parent, caregiver or assistant.)
  • Entertainment Professionals representing small and large companies who are interested in expanding neurodivergent employment.

There is no fee for qualified conference participants. Those interested in attending should complete the simple application. They will review the applications weekly and send out registration links to those who meet the criteria. Preference will be given to California Regional Center clients. All participants must be 18 years and older.

The Autism In Entertainment Conference is the result of a strategic collaboration between the nonprofit Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) and disability-focused staffing and consulting firm Zavikon, plus the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The conference is made possible through a generous grant from DDS.

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Transition to Adult Services Conference / Conferencia de Transición a los Servicios de la Edad Adulta / 성인으로의 전환 — 서 비 스 — 컨 퍼 런 스

The Transition to Adult Services Conference will inform individuals served and their families of the transition process and prepare them for life after high school. The goal is to prepare the individuals served to enter work, college, vocational program and independent community life.

We welcome you to join Lanterman Regional Center’s four-part conference on the Transition to Adult Services. The first three sessions of the conference will be offered virtually via ZOOM.

Each session will require a separate registration.

Session 1: Education-Transition from School to Adult Services
Thursday, February 22, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., via ZOOM
Register online

Session 2: Adult Services and Alternatives to Conservatorship
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., via ZOOM
Register online

Session 3: Employment Options
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., via ZOOM
Register online

Session 4: Transition to Adult Services Resource Fair (in-person)
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
at Lanterman Regional Center, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Register online

For questions, contact Yessenia Villacorta at yvillacorta@lanterman.org or 213.252.4986.

* Interpretation available upon request.

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La Conferencia de Transición a los Servicios de la Edad Adulta informará a los individuos recibiendo servicios y a sus familias sobre el proceso de transición y los preparará para la vida después de la escuela secundaria. El objetivo es preparar a los individuos recibiendo servicios a ingresar al trabajo, la universidad, al programa vocacional y tener una vida independiente en la comunidad.

El Centro Regional Lanterman los invita a su conferencia de cuatro sesiones sobre la Transición de los Servicios de la Edad Adulta. Las primeras 3 sesiones de la conferencia serán a través de ZOOM.

Cada sesión requerirá un registro separado.

Sesión 1: Educación-Transición de la Escuela a los Servicios para Adultos
Jueves, 22 de febrero de 2024, 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m., a través de ZOOM
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Sesión 2: Servicios para Adultos y Alternativas a la Tutela
Jueves, 29 de febrero de 2024, 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m., a través de ZOOM
Registrar en línea

Sesión 3: Opciones de Empleo
Jueves, 7 de marzo de 2024, 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m., a través de ZOOM
Registrar en línea

Sesión 4: Feria de Recursos de Transición (en persona)
Jueves, 14 de marzo de 2024, 9:30 a.m. a 12 p.m.
al Lanterman Regional Center, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 2do Piso, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Registrar en línea

Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Yessenia Villacorta al yvillacorta@lanterman.org o al 213.252.4986.

*Interpretación disponible a pedido.

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성인으로의 전환 서비스 컨퍼런스는 고객과 가족들에게 성인으로의 전환 과정에 대해 알려드리고 고등학교 이후의 삶에 대한 준비를 도울 것입니다. 본 컨퍼런스의 목적은 고객들의 대학, 직장, 직업 교육, 독립적인 사회생활을 위한 준비를 돕는 것입니다.

랜터맨 리저널 센터 성인으로의 전환 서비스 컨퍼런스 | 총 4부. 1부부터 3부까지 첫 세 세션은 ZOOM을 통해 화상으로 진행됩니다.

참여를 원하시는 세션에 각각 따로 등록하셔야 합니다.

1부: 교육 - 학교에서 성인 서비스로의 전환 | Education-Transition from School to Adult Services
2024년 2월 22일 목요일, 9:30 a.m. ~ 12 p.m., Zoom을 통해 화상으로 진행
등록 링크

2부: 성인 서비스와 후견인 제도의 대안 | Adult Services and Alternatives to Conservatorship
2024년 2월 29일 목요일, 9:30 a.m. ~ 12 p.m., Zoom을 통해 화상으로 진행
등록 링크

3부: 고용 옵션 | Employment Options
2024년 3월 7일 목요일, 9:30 a.m. ~ 12 p.m., Zoom을 통해 화상으로 진행
등록 링크

4부: 성인으로의 전환 박람회 | Transition to Adult Services Resource Fair (오프라인 이벤트)
2024년 3월 14일 목요일, 9:30 a.m. ~ 12 p.m.
Lanterman 지역 센터, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 2층, Los Angeles, CA 90010
등록 링크

질문이 있으신 분은 다음으로 연락 바랍니다. Evie Kim | ekim@lanterman.org | 213.252.8350

*신청시 통역 제공

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Music and Movement: A Parent and Me Music Series / Música y Movimiento: Serie Musical para Padres y Hijos

This four-week series with Vida Music Therapy is only for children ages 1 1/2 to 5 years old receiving services from Lanterman. / Esta serie de cuatro semanas con Vida Music Therapy es solo para niños de 1 año y medio a 5 años que reciben servicios de Lanterman.

* Families who attend three or more sessions will receive a gift * /  * Las familias que asistan a tres o más sesiones recibirán un regalo *

Thursdays, February 22 to March 14, 4 to 5 p.m. / jueves, 22 de febrero a 14 de marzo, 4 a 5 p.m.

In-person training at: / Entrenamiento en persona al:
KYRC-Brand
611 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor/Piso
Glendale, CA 91203

Register / Registrar: Thrawlynne Lopez - 213.212.8292, tlopez@lanterman.org, or/o KYRC Help Desk / Mesa de Ayuda - 213.252.5600/213.212.8194, kyrc@lanterman.org.

Program made possible by a contribution from the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation. / Programa hecho posible gracias a la contribución de Fred y June MacMurray Foundation.

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QIP Prevention and Wellness Measure Announcement for Specific Providers of Residential Services

From January 16 to March 12, 2024, DDS is offering vendors $1,000 per individual they report on as part of the Department of Developmental Services’ Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Prevention and Wellness measure. This is for providers currently operating any of the following types of residential services:

  • Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHN)
  • Enhanced Behavioral Supports Home (EBSH)
  • Family Home Agency (FHA)
  • Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE)

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For more information and resources about this measure and the DDS QIP, visit the DDS QIP webpage.

For questions about provider eligibility about this measure, contact qipquestions@dds.ca.gov.

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Dental Health Fair

Lanterman Regional Center, in collaboration with Children's Dental Fun Zone in Eagle Rock, presents a Dental Health Fair on Saturday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Lanterman clients and their siblings only.

Free dental screenings available. Register online

Check out the resource fair info tables for:

  • Denti-Cal
  • Koch-Young Resource Center
  • W.I.C.
  • ABA Service Providers

Enjoy snacks, arts and crafts, and other activities. And get a goodie bag!

Location: 1501 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

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Tech Classes / Clases de Tecnología / 기술 수업

Join St. Barnabas Senior Services for their Digital Literacy Course. Here are the details:

  • Digital Discovery: master apps, e-mail, safety and telehealth
  • Empower Your Online Journey: by joining their tech-savvy community
  • Expert Guidance: at your fingertips
  • Direct care workers may be eligible for incentives
  • In-person, online and recorded classes
  • Class enrollment includes iPad access for those in need

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Únase a St. Barnabas Senior Services para su curso de alfabetización digital. Aquí están los detalles:

  • Digital Discovery: domine apps, correo electrónico, seguridad y telesalud
  • Potencia tu viaje en línea: uniéndote a un comunidad de expertos en tecnología
  • Orientación experta: en tus dedos
  • Los trabajadores de atención directa pueden tener derecho a incentivos
  • Clases presenciales, en línea y grabadas
  • La inscripción a la clase incluye acceso al iPad para aquellos que lo necesiten

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디지털 리터러시 과정을 위해 St. Barnabas Senior Services 에 가입하세요. 자세한 내용은 다음과 같습니다.

  • 디지털 검색: 마스터 앱, 이메일, 안전 및 원격 의료
  • 온라인 여정 강화: 기술에 정통한 커뮤니티에 참여하여
  • 전문가의 안내: 여러분의 손끝에서
  • 직접 간병인은 인센티브를 받을 수 있습니다
  • 대면, 온라인 및 녹화 수업
  • 수업 등록에는 도움이 필요한 사람들을 위한 iPad 액세스가 포함됩니다

Contact info: / Datos de contacto: / 연락처 정보:

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Maple Counseling Mindful Parenting Program

Maple Counseling presents their Mindful Parenting Program which is a free four-week virtual parenting group series.

They ask for a four-week commitment Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Learn how to:

  • Develop mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Learn self-reflective problem-solving skills
  • Strengthen connection and communication with your family
  • Set effective limits with empathy

Register here: https://bit.ly/3T0GEgr?r=qr

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DSP Training Stipend Program

DSP Training Stipend Program
 
Effective September 12, 2023 Direct Service Professionals (DSPs) can be receive up to two $625 (before taxes) stipends for completing approved training courses. The DSP Training Stipend Program is time-limited and all trainings must be completed by June 30, 2024.
 
DSPs, including some frontline supervisors and clinical staff, who meet the following criteria are eligible for the training stipend:

  • Work as a paid DSP an average of 10 hours or more per week;
  • Perform direct support tasks like skills development, guidance, and personal assistance to regional center clients as a regular part of their job duties;
  • Spend at least 50% of work hours doing direct support tasks; and
  •  Are employed by a regional center vendor or by a participant in the Self-Determination Program.

Lanterman Service Provider Instructions

  1. Interested Lanterman service providers need to complete and e-mail the DSP Training Stipend Agreement form to Pablo Ibañez, director of Community Services, at pibanez@lanterman.org.
  2. DSPs directly enroll in one of the approved courses which can be can be found under the DSP Training Stipend Program tab found at https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/workforce-initiatives. The courses can be accessed via the ARCA Provider Learning Center found at https://provider.arcalearn.org/Login/Login.aspx.
  3. Lanterman will automatically receive DSP completion reports which will trigger vendor specific payments. Specific payment questions can be directed to Aide Herrera, accounting supervisor, at aherrera@lanterman.org.

The agreement form and more guidance documents can be found in the following enclosures:

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Provider Survey: Supporting People with Substance Use Concerns

Westside Regional Center and Lanterman Regional Center received a grant to expand services for people with developmental disabilities who are (or at risk of being) dually diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders. This funding will also support the service provider community.

We would like to learn how to better support our providers and the people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Can you help us by completing this 10-minute survey?

Click here to take the survey

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Happy Holidays from Lanterman

On behalf of Lanterman Regional Center, we send our heartfelt wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all of our clients, their families and our service providers. May your celebrations be safe, peaceful and joyous and best wishes for a happy, healthy and hope-filled new year.


LA County Wheelchair Users: Claim Your Lyft Code Now

In partnership with Lyft, SCRS-IL has secured a $10,000 grant, offering the exclusive promo code 'SCRSDEC23' for wheelchair users to request Lyft's wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs) in LA County. Seize this opportunity within the next 30 days, as this special offer ends on 12/31/2023.

Don't miss out! Click here to claim your code

The $10,000 grant is exclusively designated to benefit wheelchair users in LA County.

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Supporting Family Caregivers via Caring Futures / Apoyando a los Cuidadores Familiares a través de Futuros Y Esperanza

Family caregivers are a critical part of how people with developmental disabilities thrive in communities of their choosing. Their needs, though, are different from those of direct support professionals - first, because their connection is family. And second, because their needs change in different ways over the years. The Arc of California has a new initiative focused on family caregivers and long-term planning - Caring Futures.

Caring Futures is a new program that provides support, skills and community for parents and caregivers of adult family members with disabilities.
 
It’s the first program of its kind in California, and we encourage you to learn about the resources, classes and community of support Caring Futures offers:

  • The Future is Now: A free, six-week live online class series to help you develop a comprehensive plan of care for your adult family member. 
  • Self-Care Matters: A free, two-week live online class to support the well-being of family caregivers. Ensuring you're at your best for your loved ones.  
  • Connection: Meet other parents and caregivers in a private online group to connect, support one another and share experiences. 

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Visit the website to learn more

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Los cuidadores familiares son una parte fundamental de cómo las personas con discapacidades del desarrollo prosperan en las comunidades de su elección. Sin embargo, sus necesidades son diferentes a las de los profesionales de apoyo directo - primero, porque su conexión es la familia. Y segundo, porque sus necesidades cambian de diferentes maneras a lo largo de los años. The Arc of California tiene una nueva iniciativa centrada en los cuidadores familiares y la planificación a largo plazo - Futuros Y Esperanza.

Futuros y Esperanza es un nuevo programa que brinda apoyo, habilidades y comunidad para padres y cuidadores de familiares adultos con discapacidades.
 
Es el primer programa de este tipo en California y lo alentamos a conocer los recursos, las clases y la comunidad de apoyo que ofrece Futuros Y Esperanza:

  • El Futuro es Ahora: Una serie de clases gratuitas en vivo y en línea de seis semanas de duración para ayudarle a desarrollar un plan integral de atención para su familiar adulto. Consiga más información e inscríbase.
  • El Autocuidado Importa: Una clase gratuita en línea y en vivo de dos semanas de duración para apoyar el bienestar de los cuidadores familiares. Garantizar que está en su mejor momento para sus seres queridos.
  • Conexión: Conozca a otros padres y cuidadores en un grupo privado en línea para conectarse, apoyarse mutuamente y compartir experiencias.

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Visite el sitio web para aprender más

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DDS Emergency Preparedness Bulletin - Fall Edition: Earthquake/Tsunami

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is excited to share the Fall Edition of the Emergency Preparedness Bulletin posted on the Emergency Preparedness Consumer and Vendor pages. This bulletin provides information and preparation reminders for California’s earthquakes and tsunamis. Preparing for the unexpected is your best defense against earthquakes and tsunamis during fall months. Knowing what to do before an emergency occurs allows you to respond quickly. Do not be caught unprepared. Plan today! This bulletin provides relevant emergency preparedness information as part of DDS’ ongoing effort to alert and educate individuals and direct service providers to specific risks identified with our community.

For Vendors and Direct Service Providers:

For Self-Advocates and Families:

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Hidden Barriers to Sexuality Education for Chinese Parents with Children Who Have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Check out the article from Elevatus Training: "Hidden Barriers to Sexuality Education for Chinese Parents with Children Who Have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities."

Here's an excerpt:

"In my journey to become culturally competent in reaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from other cultures, I asked Bin Feng to give me some insight on working with Chinese families. Bin lives in New York with his son, with autism. He is very involved in providing sexuality education to Chinese Families by serving in communities, but also teaching classes for Chinese parents on How to Talk to you Children about Sexuality and Relationships. Here are his words of wisdom:

When parents reach out to me, they usually have questions about sexual behaviors and how to stop these behaviors. This is true for Chinese parents in both China and the United States. What I often see is parents who are in crisis or not, but want their questions to be kept private.

  1. These courageous parents reach out because they are already in crisis. For example, their son or daughter has been suspended from school or hurt by other children.
  2. The parents may not be in crisis, but they come to me privately, after seminars, asking to keep in privacy.
  3. The biggest issue for them with their kids is how to stop sexual behaviors such as masturbation in public."

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Get in the Holiday Spirit and Make Some Ornaments for the State Capitol Tree

For more than two decades, ornaments created by persons with developmental disabilities have been used to decorate the State Capitol Tree, and the Department of Developmental Services has put out the request for ornaments for 2023's tree.

To be included on the tree, DDS must receive all ornaments by Thursday, November 16, 2023.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place the first week of December. This year, as in previous years, a child with a developmental disability will participate in the evening ceremony with Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

If you have questions, contact Amy Wall, DDS Assistant Deputy Director of External and Public Affairs, at 916.869.8833 or amy.wall@dds.ca.gov.

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Community Input Summary for 2023/24 Community Service Needs Survey

Each year Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center develops Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) and Community Placement Plan (CPP) proposals which are presented to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to meet the needs of the clients and families we serve. Resource development feedback for 2023/24 was obtained from an online survey and input from our support group participants.
 
Following is a summary of the input received by Lanterman Regional Center. These are the ranked priorities based on community input:

  1. Specialized Homes for Individuals with Medical and Behavioral Needs
  2. Behaviorally Enhanced Adult Services
  3. Support with Substance Abuse/Mental Health Needs
  4. After School/Community Integration Program

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KYRC-Brand in Glendale Opens November 1

We are excited to announce the opening on November 1, of a second Koch-Young Resource Center (KYRC) location. The new site, referred to as KYRC-Brand is located at 611 North Brand in Glendale, right off of the 134 freeway (parking details are below).

It is very similar to the KYRC in that it has both a traditional library and a toy loan library; it has space for children’s play groups, story time, community meetings and possibly support groups. Operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Upon arrival, please check in with security and they will let you up to the KYRC on the second floor.

This second site was made possible through our Language Access and Cultural Competency (LACC) grant with the Department of Developmental Services. Lanterman's LACC staff, Paola Coronado, Francisco Rodriguez, Yevgeniy Epshteyn and Zayra Gonzalez, will be working there on a full-time basis.

There are two meeting rooms that can comfortably hold between two to four people, and are available to be reserved for individual meetings, such as service coordinator meetings with parents or provider meetings. Reservation requests for KYRC-Brand should be directed to Francisco Rodriguez at 213.212.8194. Reservations may be made one week in advance for one- or two-hour blocks of time. These meeting rooms cannot be reserved for recurring meetings.

There are also two work stations available for staff who may need a place to work between field appointments. These stations are referred to as ‘hoteling’ stations, meaning they are available for anyone to use also on a reservation basis in two-hour blocks of time.

As a reminder, the Center does not reimburse KYRC visitors for parking. There is metered street parking behind the building and paid parking in the structure that can be accessed on Doran, just south of the 134.

We invite you to pop in and check out the new space, and we very much look forward to welcoming our Lanterman community in the Foothill area and connecting with you in-person.

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Looking for Two New Board Members, plus 11/16 Board Recruitment Fair

Lanterman Regional Center is recruiting for two potential board members, whose terms would begin July 2024 and end June 30, 2026. 

As the Center serves a very diverse community, our board must reflect this diversity, and we are looking for the following:

  • Hispanic/Latinx (2 members)
  • Adult Self-Advocate (1 member)

As there are only two positions, potential board members will in some cases meet more than one of the diversity criteria above.

We are hosting a board recruitment fair on Thursday, November 16, that will explain more about the role and responsibilities of board members. Those interested in serving on Lanterman's board of directors should attend and learn more.

See below for a list of frequently asked questions, and following is some additional reference information.

W&I Code §4622 – The state shall contract only with agencies, the governing boards of which conform to all of the following criteria:

  • (a) The governing board shall be composed of individuals with demonstrated interest in, or knowledge of, developmental disabilities.
     
  • (b) The membership of the governing board shall include persons with legal, management or board governance, financial, and developmental disability program expertise. Board governance expertise may not be acquired solely by serving on a regional center board.
     
  • (c) The membership of the governing board shall include representatives of the various categories of disability to be served by the regional center.
     
  • (d) The governing board shall reflect the geographic and ethnic characteristics of the area to be served by the regional center.
     
  • (e) A minimum of 50 percent of the members of the governing board shall be persons with developmental disabilities or their parents or legal guardians. No less than 25 percent of the members of the governing board shall be persons with developmental disabilities.
     
  • (f) Members of the governing board shall not be permitted to serve more than seven years within each eight-year period.
     
  • (i) The advisory committee shall designate one of its members to serve as a member of the regional center board.

BOARD RECRUITMENT FAIR

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Click here to register in advance for this meeting via Zoom

You will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting after registering.

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SCDD October Self-Determination Orientations in Multiple Languages

The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) in collaboration with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) are providing ongoing statewide orientation training for anyone interested in participating in the *Self-Determination Program (SDP).
 
After completion of the SDP orientation training, a certificate of completion will be provided.
 
* Please note: An orientation is required to enroll in SDP through a regional center.
 
Schedule of October SDP Orientation Trainings
 
Wednesday, October 18
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Training in Hmong
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Thursday, October 19
4 to 6 p.m. – Training in Spanish
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Friday, October 20
3 to 5 p.m. – Training in Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)
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Thursday, October 26
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Training in ASL, Spanish and English
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For October dates information and registration visit: https://scdd.ca.gov/sdp-orientation/

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HealthMatters Program

Big opportunity for health education! Do you have a developmental disability? Do you want to learn more about health, nutrition and exercise? The HealthMatters Program has a free 12-week online course starting October 16, 2023, and you can pre-register now through October 13. Classes will be held online on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30-4 p.m., or 4-5:30 p.m.

The Arc US has collaborated with Public Health AmeriCorps to have two ongoing sessions of the HealthMattersTM curriculum. We are looking for participants with developmental disabilities that are interested in learning more about physical education and activity.

This FREE program meets the Administration for Community Living’s criteria for evidence-based program to improve health options and health outcomes for people with IDD. About the Program:

  • Classes will begin October 16, 2023
  • 12 weeks
  • 3 times a week
  • 60-90 minutes per class
  • Delivered online via Zoom
  • Each class will include nutrition education and a fitness / movement activity.

Objectives:

  • Become stronger and healthier.
  • Learn about health, nutrition and exercise.
  • Improve your self-advocacy skills and confidence.
  • Meet new friends and hang out with old ones!

Family members, caregivers and support staff are all welcome to attend, join us.

Need more info? E-mail Presley Rodriguez at presley_rodriguez1@baylor.edu.

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Annual Early Start Family Outcome Survey 2023

Every year, DDS sends a Family Outcomes Survey to a randomized group of thousands of families and caregivers who have participated and are participating in the Early Start Program. The surveys have been sent. The paper letter and survey is available in Spanish and English, and the weblink and QR code will take the user to the survey offered in many other languages.

DDS uses this feedback to create the best experience possible for families participating in the Early Start program. We encourage you to complete the survey on or before October 31, 2023. While the survey asks for some information about your family, including the child's birthdate, the information is coded in an anonymous format and is only used in aggregate data. Questions or concerns, contact Hope Beale at hope.beale@dds.ca.gov or 916.654.2295.

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PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program

The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks PlayLA Youth and Adaptive Youth Sports Program is a city-wide initiative that provides access to quality sports programming for youth of all abilities between the ages of 5 and 17, including swimming, archery, soccer, basketball, equestrian, tennis and more. Made possible by an investment from the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), PlayLA is the single largest commitment to youth sports development in California and serves as a legacy before, during and after the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Over the next several years, the PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program will offer young people with disabilities access to a variety of adaptive sports programming at no cost in a safe and fun environment at their local recreation centers and neighborhood facilities. The first- of-its-kind program in the City of LA aims to remove barriers to participation by providing an underserved community with the opportunity to discover a sport they are passionate about and can pursue.

The PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program raises awareness of the benefits adaptive sports can offer young people with disabilities, including enhancing lifelong leisure pursuits and helping achieve a more equitable quality of life. LA Parks is committed to creating a lasting positive impact through this initiative and fostering a new generation of para-athletes and fans ahead of the LA28 Games.

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Workforce Development and Training: DSP Training Stipend Program

In June 2022, the budget Trailer Bill for developmental services, SB 188 (Chapter 49, Statutes of 2022), added Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code section 4699.2, which established the DSP Training Stipend Program with the intent to enhance the quality of services received by clients, improve DSP retention, and increase interest among DSPs in skills development and continuous learning opportunities by offering stipends for the completion of training courses. 

Through this program, DSPs can receive up to two $625 (before taxes) stipends for completing approved training courses. The DSP Training Stipend Program is time-limited and all trainings must be completed by June 30, 2024.

Click here to view more information on the eligibility requirements, accessing training courses, billing process and point of contacts.

Also please click below to access additional information on the following enclosures:

For questions, e-mail Christine Irigoyen at cirigoyen@lanterman.org.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week September 10 to 16

Semana de Reconocimiento de los Profesionales de Apoyo Directo del 10 al 16 de Septiembre

On behalf of the Lanterman Regional Center Service Provider Advisory Committee (SPAC), we would like to thank our Direct Care Professionals for the talent and skills they share every day in supporting people with disabilities…..you are key to success for us all!

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En nombre del Comité Asesor de Proveedores de Servicios (SPAC) del Centro Regional Lanterman, nos gustaría agradecer a nuestros Profesionales de Apoyo Directo por el talento y las habilidades que comparten todos los días para apoyar a las personas con discapacidades...¡ustedes son clave para el éxito de todos nosotros!

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