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A Renaissance for Down Syndrome Research and Medical Care

The UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presents "A Renaissance for Down Syndrome Research and Medical Care" with Michelle Sie Whitten, president and CEO, co-founder Global Down Syndrome Foundation, on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

All lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations are needed. Seating is available on a first come, first-served basis. These presentations are intended for both professionals and community members.

This lecture will be livestreamed on Facebook and will be available for viewing on the MIND Institute YouTube channel.

Presentation
Global Down Syndrome Foundation Co-founder, President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten will discuss the impact of the first research and medical institute dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome. Whitten will highlight promising clinical trials aimed at improving immune system disorders, cognition and regression. She will also share exciting advancements in advocacy and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Attendees will learn about the foundation's 10-year national plan, medical care guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and how to support change for good.

About the Speaker
Michelle Sie Whitten is the president and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL). She co-founded the organization in 2009, after giving birth to her daughter Sophia, who happens to have Down syndrome. GLOBAL is the largest non-profit in the U.S. working to save lives and improve health outcomes for people with Down syndrome. GLOBAL’s medical publications include GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome©, Prenatal Testing and Information about Down Syndrome, and the award-winning magazine Down Syndrome WorldTM. GLOBAL also organizes the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, the largest Down syndrome fundraiser in the world. GLOBAL’s hard work has resulted in a quadrupling of the Down syndrome research budget at the NIH. Prior to her career in the non-profit sector, Michelle was a cable TV pioneer in East Asia. She holds a Masters in Regional Studies – East Asia and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Harvard University. She studied Mandarin Chinese at Peking University and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Asian Studies from Tufts University.


Access Services: Continuing to Provide Essential Services to the Community / Access Services: Continuando Brindando Servicios Esenciales a la Comunidad

Lanterman Regional Center, in collaboration with Access Services and the Department of Motor Vehicles, invites you to participate in this workshop on Access Services continuing to provide essential services to the community, on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • Access Services ADA Paratransit
  • REAL ID and general DMV license
  • ID renewal and requirements as well as safety

Space is limited. Registration required. Register online

Interpretation will be provided in Spanish and Korean.

For more information, contact Joe Perales at jperales@lanterman.org or 213.252.4986.

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Lanterman Regional Center, en colaboración con Access Services y el Departamento de Vehículos, les invita a participar en este taller sobre Access Services continuando brindando servicios esenciales a la comunidad, el martes, 11 de octubre de 2022 de 3:30 a 5:30 p.m. a través de Zoom. Aprender acerca:

  • Elegibilidad para los servicios del Access y opciones como referir servicios de transportación
  • REAL ID en general y la licensia DMV
  • Renovación del ID y los requeriemientos y seguridad

El espacio es limitado. Se requiere registro. Registrar en línea

Se proporcionará interpretación en español y coreano.

Para más información, comuníquese con Joe Perales al jperales@lanterman.org o 213.252.4986.


Cerebral Palsy Slows Me Down, but It Doesn’t Stop Me! / ¡El Parálisis Cerebral Me Frena, pero No Me Detiene!

Lanterman Regional Center; in collaboration with the Tarjan Center at UCLA, Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA, and the David Geffen School of Medicine; invites you to participate in this broad overview of cerebral palsy presentation on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 3 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  1. Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA/OIC (we are all from this Center)
  2. State of the Science for cerebral palsy: current concepts in diagnosis and treatment
  3. Clinical services at UCLA: High risk infant follow-up clinic, early intervention, orthopedic clinic and surgery, gait laboratory, therapy and adult care
  4. Research
  5. Optimizing musculoskeletal health and fitness throughout the lifespan
  6. Friends, living life to the fullest, balancing therapy with fun and recreation

Space is limited. Registration required. Register online

Interpretation will be provided in Spanish and Korean.

For more information, contact Joe Perales at jperales@lanterman.org or 213.252.4986.

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El Centro Regional Lanterman; en colaboración con el Centro Tarjan de UCLA, el Centro para la Parálisis Cerebral de UCLA y la Escuela de Medicina David Geffen; les invita a participar en esta amplia descripción del parálisis cerebral en jueves, 13 de octubre de 2022 de 3 a 5 p.m. a través de Zoom. Apreder sobre:

  1. Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA/OIC (todos somos de este Centro)
  2. Estado de la ciencia de la parálisis cerebral: conceptos actuales en diagnóstico y tratamiento
  3. Servicios clínicos en UCLA: Clínica de seguimiento de bebés de alto riesgo, intervención temprana, clínica y cirugía ortopédica, laboratorio de marcha, terapia y atención de adultos
  4. Investigación del CP
  5. Optimización de la salud y el estado físico musculoesquelético a lo largo de la vida
  6. Amigos, viviendo la vida al máximo, equilibrando la terapia con la diversión y la recreación

El espacio es limitado. Se requiere registro. Registrar en línea

Se proporcionará interpretación en español y coreano.

Para más información, comuníquese con Joe Perales al jperales@lanterman.org o 213.252.4986.


Intervención Temprana y Servicios de Transición a la Edad de Tres Años

Lanterman, en colaboración con TASK Los Angeles, presenta Intervención Temprana y Servicios de Transición a la Edad de Tres Años, en miércoles, 19 de octurbre de 2022, 10:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. a través de Zoom.

Este taller proporciona una visión general detallada de los servicios de intervención temprana y transición a los tres años a las familias y profesionales que atienden a bebes y niños pequeños con discapacidades. También incluye información sobre garantías procesales y consejos e indicaciones para una transición exitosa.

Registrar en línea

Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Paola Coronado al 213.252.8348 o pcoronado@lanterman.org.


Music and Movement: A Parent and Me Music Series

Lanterman presents Music and Movement, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 2 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.


Navegando IEPs

Lanterman, en colaboración con TASK Los Angeles, presenta Navegando IEPs, en miércoles, 5 de octurbre de 2022, 10:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. a través de Zoom.

Este taller proporciona una descripción general de los derechos y protecciones exigidos por IDEA para los niños con necesidades especiales, el valor del mantenimiento de registros, los requisitos del proceso de evaluación, los plazos y otros componentes legales de un IEP, incluidas las metas y los objetivos. Las técnicas de comunicación se intercalan a lo largo del taller.

Registrar en línea

Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Paola Coronado al 213.252.8348 o pcoronado@lanterman.org.


Playgroups for Children Birth to 5

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for six weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of types of play and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Parents and children can practice their play skills in a supportive setting. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.