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Bodies, Boundaries and Puberty: What You Need to Know About Growing Up

A VIRTUAL Four Part Workshop Series for Teens on the Autism Spectrum and with other Developmental Disabilities presented by Autism Alliance SoCal

Pubescence is a normal and healthy part of growing up for everyone. This webinar series is designed for teens with autism and with other developmental disabilities who are just beginning, or in the midst of typical body changes that accompany puberty. Students will learn about privacy, body changes, as well as healthy ways to handle these changes. Each class will incorporate interactive, concrete activities to support learning as well as resources and ideas for parents to reinforce learning at home and in the community.

Our Expert Speaker/Facilitator:
Terri Couwenhoven, MS, CSE is a well-known certified sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for individuals on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who support them. Her gentle, matter-of-fact approach combined with extensive knowledge and experience make her a popular speaker with self-advocates, parents, and professionals around the country.

A Virtual Four Session Workshop Series is for Teens (11 to 17 years of age) and their Parents 

Session # 1: Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Common Issues and Concerns During Puberty
Parent Session (ONLY for Parents)

Families often experience anxiety when their son or daughter with a developmental disability begins to exhibit changes that occur during puberty. In this workshop, parents will learn about the most frequently identified issues and concerns of parents of tweens with autism and other developmental disabilities. Parents will be provided with practical ways to address them. Ideas for teaching, home activities, and useful resources specifically designed for individuals with developmental disabilities will be shared.

Session #2: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Changing Bodies - Females Only

Participants in this session will be able to:

  • Define puberty and it’s role in reproduction for females
  • Identify physical and emotional changes that happen to females during puberty
  • Describe menstruation
  • Identify variety of ways to manage menstruation (underwear, pads, tampons)
  • Describe the role puberty plays in reproduction

Session #3: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Changing Bodies - Males Only

Participants in this workshop will be able to:

  • Define puberty and its role in reproduction
  • Identify physical and emotional changes that happen to males during puberty
  • Describe erections and ejaculations
  • Identify ways to handle spontaneous erections
  • Describe the role puberty plays in reproduction

Session #4: Saturday, July 8, 2023, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Caring for Changing Bodies, Boundaries and Safety

Participants in this workshop will be able to:

  • Define hygiene and why it matters
  • Describe common hygiene products and why they are used
  • Identify steps in taking a shower
  • Identify behaviors that contribute to overall health and wellness
  • Identify socially appropriate boundaries for bodies and private body parts 

Flat Fee of $400.00 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 regional center service coordinator.

Vendor# PD3625 - Subcode 10PG

Register at info@autismsocal.org or Call/Text 818.662.8847


Dental Health / Salud Dental

Lanterman Regional Center invites you to participate in this presentation on Dental Health, on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about:

  • What is the importance of Dental Health?
  • How to maintain good hygiene?
  • What are dental screenings?
  • How do you request a screening?

Space is limited. Registration required. Register online

Presentation will be in English with interpretation provided in Spanish, Korean and ASL upon request.

For more information, contact Francisco Rodriguez at frodriguez@lanterman.org or 213.212.8162.

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El Centro Regional Lanterman le invita a este presentación sobre Salud Dental, en martes, 13 de junio de 2023 de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m. a través de Zoom. Aprender sobre:

  • ¿Cuál es la importancia de la Salud Dental?
  • ¿Cómo mantener una buena higiene?
  • ¿Qué son los exámenes dentales?
  • ¿Cómo se solicita una revisión dental?

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

La presentación será en inglés y proporcionará interpretación en español, coreano y ASL a pedido.

Para más información, comuníquese con Francisco Rodriguez al frodriguez@lanterman.org or 213.212.8162.


High School Transition Conference / Conferencia de Transición de la Escuela Secundaria / 고등학교 전환 컨퍼런스

The goal of the High School Transition Conference being held on Thursday, June 15, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is to inform parents on how to help your child with the transition process and life during high school.

Topics covered include:

  • ITP - Transition to Adulthood
  • Student Services Through DOR
  • Transition Programs Through LAUSD
  • Alternatives to Conservatorship

This conference will be offered virtually via Zoom. Registration required. Register online

For questions, contact the KYRC at kyrc@lanterman.org or 213.252.5600.

*Spanish and Korean interpretation is available upon request.

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El objetivó de la Conferencia de Transición de la Escuela Secundaria que tendrá lugar el jueves 15 de junio de 2023 de 11 a.m. a 2 p.m. es para informar a los padres como pueden ayudar a sus hijos con el proceso de transición y la vida durante la escuela secundaria.

Los temas cubiertos incluyen:

  • ITP - Transición a la edad adulta
  • Servicios estudiantiles a través de DOR
  • Programas de transición a través de LAUSD
  • Alternativas a la tutela

Esta conferencia se ofrecerá virtualmente a través de Zoom. Se requiere registro. Registrar en línea

Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con el KYRC a kyrc@lanterman.org o al 213.252.5600.

*Interpretación esta disponible en español y coreano.

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고등학교 전환 컨퍼런스 (High School Transition Conference)는 전환 과정과 고등 2022년 6월 15일 목요일 오전 11시부터 오후 2시까지 진행됩니다.

학교 생활을 어떻게 도울 수 있는지에 대한 정보를 나누고자 마련되었습니다.

  • ITP - Transition to Adulthood | 성인으로의 전환
  • Student Services through DOR | 재활국 서비스
  • Transition Programs through LAUSD | LA 교육구 전환 프로그램
  • Alternatives to Conservatorship | 후견인 제도와 대안

본 컨퍼런스는 ZOOM을 통해 화상으로 진행됩니다.

다음 링크를 통해 사전 등록을 하신 후, 컨퍼런스에 참여하실 수 있습니다. 온라인 등록

*스페인어/한국어 통역 제공

질문이 있는 경우 KYRC(kyrc@lanterman.org 또는 213.252.5600)에 문의하십시오.


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.


Music and Movement: A Parent and Me Music Series on Thursdays

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. Toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

For Lanterman clients only, the summer class will be held via Zoom for four consecutive Thursdays, June 15 to July 06, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

*Families who attend 3 or more sessions will receive CD and materials*

Register online

For more information, contact Thrawlynne Lopez at 213.212.8292 or tlopez@lanterman.org.

Program made possible by a contribution from the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation.


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.


Positive Parenting / Disciplina Positiva

Lanterman and the Child Development Institute present Positive Parenting, part of the Parent Education Series, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 4-6 p.m. via Zoom.

Explore your discipline philosophy and learn strategies to connect, listen, validate and reflect with your child.

Register online
After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with information on how to join the meeting.

For questions, contact Paola Coronado at 213.252.8348 or e-mail pcoronado@lanterman.org.

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Lanterman y el Child Development Institute presentan Crianza Positiva, parte de la Serie de Educación para Padres, el martes, 20 de junio de 2023, de 4-6 p.m. a través de Zoom.

Explore su filosofía de disciplina y aprenda estrategias para conectarse, escuchar, validar y reflexionar con su hijo.

Registrar en línea
Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.

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