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Special Workshops

Early Start Webinar Series - Telepractice Series, and Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series

DDS and California Early Start present the Early Start Webinar Series (December 2020 thru May 2021) to address the needs of Early Start during the coronavirus pandemic. This Webinar Series offers:

  • Telepractice Series which focuses on web-based strategies to support the development of infants and toddlers in Early Start.
  • Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series which focuses on preventing, recognizing, and addressing stressors for children, families, and professionals.

Register now for the:

FOURTH Webinar in the Telepractice Series
Tele-intervention and Private Insurance: Guidance for Families
Thursday April 29, 2:30-4 p.m.

FIFTH Webinar in the Telepractice Series
Using Technology to Connect and Engage with Families
Wednesday May 5, 12-1:30 p.m.

FINAL Webinar in the Telepractice Series and Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series
Early Intervention “Post COVID”: Navigating Blended Service Delivery and Maintaining Mental Wellness
Tuesday May 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

To learn more or to register, visit Early Start Online at

  1. Login or create an account
  2. Enroll in a Webinar Series
  3. Sign up for individual webinars in the series as they become available

Early Start Personnel Development is a collaborative effort of the California Department of Developmental Services and California Department of Education, administered by WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention (CPEI).

Entrenamiento Básico de Epilepsia

En Centro Regional Lanterman, en colaboración con la Fundación de Epilepsia, les invita a participar en entrenamiento básico de epilepsia en lunes, 24 de mayo de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m. a través de Zoom.

  • ¿Qué es la Epilepsia?
  • ¿Cuáles son los diferentes tipos de convulsiones?
  • ¿Qué hacer en caso de un ataque epiléptico?
  • ¿Cómo utilizar los primeros auxilios en caso de una convulsión?
  • ¿Cómo prevenir las convulsiones?

Espacio es limitado, se requiere registración, haga clic:

Contacte a Joe Perales al 213.252.4986 or

Epilepsy 101 Training: Improve and Save Lives

Lanterman Regional Center, in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, invites you to participate in the Epilepsy 101 Training on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What is Epilepsy?
  • What are the different seizure types?
  • What to do in case of an epileptic seizure?
  • How to use first aid for individual seizures?
  • How to stay seizure safe?

Space is limited, registration required online:

For questions, contact Joe Perales at 213.252.4986 or

Know Your Fair Housing Rights: A Workshop for the IDD Community in California

Join the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, in partnership with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, for an overview of fair housing rights and issues impacting the intellectual and developmental disabilities community. This free workshop is being held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Click here to register

For accommodations and access needs, contact or 510.286.0439 by May 12.

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.

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.

Self-Determination Program Live Q&A

Lanterman invites you to a Self-Determination Program Live Q&A on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Have you watched the mandatory orientation and have questions? Join in and have your questions answered.

Register online:

For more info, contact:

Social Security - SSI: Assuring the Present and the Future of Your Children

Lanterman Regional Lanterman, in collaboration with the Social Security Administration, invites you to participate in a presentation on SSI on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What is Social Security?
  • What is the elegibility process to receive SSI benefits for my child?
  • What happens when my child turns 18 years old?
  • What are the Social Security benefits for adults with disabilities since childhood?
  • How to apply for SSI payments or SSDI benefits and how can you help?

Space is limited, registration required online:

For questions, contact Joe Perales at 213.252.4986 or

Starting Points- A Pathway Toward Paid Permanent Employment with a Paid Internship Program (PIP)

A Six-Series Workshop with Expert Guests Participating Throughout the Sessions

Session One - Paid Internship Program (PIP): Starting Points Toward Matching You with the Right Job
Speaker: Carmen Jimenez-Wynn
Saturday May 15, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the process of discussing the PIP with the Regional Center Service Coordinator as part of the Individual Program Plan. Part One of Two

Session Two - Understanding Available Resources and Job Search Strategies
Speaker: Regional Center Service Coordinator
Saturday May 22, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will take participants through the PIP process. Part Two of Two.

Session Three - Understanding Your Preferences in Order to Find the Job that is Right for You
Speaker: Gary Greene, Ph.D.
Saturday May 29, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will help you explore your preferences and strengths in the workplace, and assist you in organizing your workplace permanent products toward employment.

Session Four - Workplace Communication Skills
Speaker: Kristin Kucia
Saturday June 5, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This session will review important soft skills crucial to success in the workplace. Areas of review and practice include workplace etiquette and diplomacy, time and self-management, asking questions, making small talk, providing feedback, and note-taking.

Session Five - Interview Skills Practice
Speaker: Interview Coaches
Saturday June 12, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This workshop will review best practices with interview skills, self-advocacy, and how to speak positively about yourself in an interview.

Session Six- Employment Resource Fair
Speaker: Employment Vendors
Saturday June 19, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m. PST

This interactive session will feature Employment Vendors who will discuss their programs, and answer all questions you may have.

Cost is a Flat Fee of $365.00 for the workshop series.
The workshop series is vendored by Lanterman Regional Center. It may be available to clients of other Regional Centers as well. Inquire with your Service Coordinator.
Vendor # PD3625

All sessions will be held on Zoom. The Zoom meeting information will be sent out to registrants before each session.

Register Now:
If you have any questions and to register, contact FAA at 818.662.8847 or

About the Speaker/Facilitator
Kristin Kucia is an educator, a writer, and a curriculum designer with over 20 years of experience teaching and coaching people with differentiated needs. She is the Co-Leader of the Talent/HR Coalition at the BRIC Foundation, an organization that forges career opportunities for women and underrepresented populations in the entertainment industry. She creates and manages internship and mentorship partnerships for diverse artists with the goal of fostering social responsibility and encouraging DEI initiatives in the workplace. Kristin is the mother of a young man with autism, and she is passionate about teaching, coaching, and empowering young adults on the spectrum towards employment opportunities. She published the memoir, "I am my son's first sightword: growing a child with autism" in 2014 and is currently working on her second book. Kristin sits on the Board of Directors at Foothill Autism Alliance.

What You Need to Know About In Home Support Services (IHSS) and Your Taxes

Lanterman Regional Lanterman, in collaboration with Latino Tax Coach, invites you to participate in the IHSS and Taxes workshop on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What are the IHSS rules when doing taxes?
  • How to identify your IHSS income when filing taxes?
  • How to correct errors in past IHSS statements?
  • Can IHSS income be tax-free?
  • Do you have to report your IHSS income in your taxes?
  • Do you need to file taxes if you are an IHSS provider?

Space is limited, registration required online:

For questions, contact Joe Perales at 213.252.4986 or