Local Family/Client Support Groups
Support groups create a comfortable environment where people can meet, share information and resources with peers and offer each other emotional support.
The support groups directly affiliated with Lanterman are co-led by families and Lanterman staff as part of a family-professional partnership. Currently there are more than 25 active support groups in the Lanterman
community. We strive to meet the needs of families with a diverse range of groups, including groups for non-English speaking families, families of children with specific developmental disabilities, families of children in specific age ranges, groups specifically for fathers or siblings, and groups based on important issues like inclusion.
Lanterman also makes referrals to local, state and national groups on a variety of issues, and provides technical assistance for the development of new and existing groups.
The following is a listing of all existing support groups in our community. Click on the support group name for more information including dates, times and contacts.
For details about each of the following groups click on the support group name. Download a printable version of the complete listing of all of the support groups: English or Spanish.
For families of children with developmental disabilities of all ages. [in Armenian]
For Armenian-speaking families who have children with special needs of all ages. [in Armenian and English]
For adult siblings of brothers and sisters with special needs. [in English]
For Chinese-speaking families who have children with special needs of all ages. [in Chinese]
Learning, social and support programs for families with children of all ages with Down syndrome. [in English]
Grupo para familias con ninos de todos edades con autismo. [en Espanol]
San Gabriel Valley Sub-group of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA)
For families of children with Down syndrome.[en Espanol]
For parents of children with epilepsy of all ages. [in English and Spanish]
Educational group for families of children with autism. [in English]
Para familias con niños de todas edades con necesidades especiales. [en Espanol]
For Japanese-speaking families of children with special needs. [in Japanese]
For Korean-speaking families of individuals with special needs of all ages and disabilities. [in Korean]
Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de edades 15 anos y mayores. [en Espanol]
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
For clients with special needs. [in English]
Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de todas las edades. [en Espanol]
For parents of individuals with special needs of all ages and disabilities. [in English]
For clients with special needs over the age of 18 years. Must be able to be in community and be independent with personal care. [in English]
Recreational support group for sibilings ages 5 to 12 of individuals with developmental disabilities. [in English]
Workshops for siblings between the ages of 8-14 of children with special needs served by the regional center. [in English]
Parent meetings that feature educational speakers on important topics and peer support for parents of chidlren with autism. [in English]