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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.


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.