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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.


DDS Early Start Information Packet

DDS Paquete de Información sobre Early Start

DDS Early Start 정보 패킷

The Department of Developmental Services has released its new Information Packet for Consumers and Families on Early Start Services. This packet focuses on children ages 0-3. 

The packet is also available in Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese. English and Spanish audio options, as well as an ASL version, will be available soon. Visit the DDS Website for all language options


Family Service Guide for Clients 3 Years of Age and Older

Guía de Servicios Familiar para Clientes Mayores de 3 años de Edad

3세 이상 고객 가족을 위한 가족 서비스 안내

Ընտանեկան ծառայության ուղեցույց հաճախորդների համար 3 տարեկան և ավելի տարեցների համար

English and Armenian Posted on 11.10.21, Korean Posted on 01.04.22, Spanish Posted on 05.03.22


Family Service Guide for Early Intervention

Guía de Servicios Familiar de Intervención Temprana

Վաղ միջամտության ընտանեկան ծառայության ուղեցույց

3 세 미만 고객의 가족을 위한조기 개입 가족 서비스 안내

For Families with Young Children Ages Birth to 3 Years/Para Familias con Niños Pequeños desde el Nacimiento hasta los 3 Años de Edad/Երեխաների փոքր տարիքի ունեցող ընտանիքների համար `3 տարի/어린 자녀가있는 가족의 경우 출생부터 3 세까지


Guide to Lanterman Regional Center

Guia del Centro Regional Lanterman

English: Guide to Lanterman (updated September 2012)
English Sections: Early Intervention is now a separate booklet, Guide to Your Child's School Years is now a separate booklet , Transition to Adulthood Section , and Community Living Options Section

Spanish: Guia a Lanterman (revisado Octubre 2009)
Spanish Sections: Intervencion Temprana ahora es un folleto separado,  Guia a los Anos Escolares de su Nino ahora es un folleto separado, Seccion de Transicion a Edad Adulta, y Seccion de Opciones para Vivir en la Comunidad

How Far We’ve Come

The film “How Far We’ve Come” celebrates the California regional center system’s remarkable 40-year history and continues the story begun by “We’re Here to Speak for Justice.” Through the voices of those who have lived the Lanterman vision, this documentary explores the regional centers’ many accomplishments and their impact on the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The film was produced by Lanterman and Harbor Regional Center with support from City National Bank, 18 additional regional centers and the Association of Regional Center Agencies. The film was directed by Janas Communications.

Lanterman 50th Anniversary Video

Watch the video featuring Lanterman clients, families, services providers and staff celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center that was edited by Exceptional Minds with music by The Miracle Project.

We’re Here to Speak for Justice: Founding California’s Regional Centers

The companion booklet to the film "We're Here to Speak for Justice" is available as a downloadable PDF (link under "File," below).

Learn more about the documentary>>

If you are interested in purchasing copies of the video and/or booklet, please contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or

Stream the entire film below with Spanish subtitles. (Transmita la película completa a continuación con subtítulos en español). A version without subtitles is available also on YouTube.