Summertime brings with it a break from the routine and regular schedule of the school year, but with the free time also comes the need to find social and recreational opportunities to make the most of that time.
Following are links to flyers for various summer activites and opportunities being offered in and around the Lanterman area, always as outside our area.
Click on the flyer link to view more information. (New information will be added as it becomes available, so check back periodically.)
Even though it's winter, we all still need to find the time to enjoy social and recreational opportunities.
Following are links to flyers for various activites and opportunities being offered in and around the Lanterman area. Some of these are organized/planned specifically for adults with developmental disabilities.
Magnolia Place is Offering Free Tax Preparation Through April 10
Not much is free these days, but Magnolia Place is offering free tax preparation, including free e-file, free direct deposit and free ITIN application.
Why pay $40-200 for simple tax preparation? Many tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credits can be as high as $5,600, and often go unclaimed.
Dates:January 23, 2013 to April 10, 2013 Location: Magnolia Place - 1910 Magnolia Ave., LA, CA 90007 (Magnolia Place is located near Hoover and Washington) Contact: Call 323.909.1975 to make an appointment What to Bring:
Photo Identifications for tax filers
SS Card or ITIN cards for everyone on the tax return
W-2 and any other income forms
Bank account number for direct deposit
Proof for any credits or deductions
** For tax filers submitting a Married Filing Joint return - both tax filers must be present to sign and submit the forms electronically **
Enroll Through January for Low Cost Children’s Health Insurance Through Kaiser Permanente
Need affordable health care for your uninsured child? Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan is pleased to offer quality health care for just $8 or $15 per child, per month, for up to three children. Additional children are covered at no extra premium. Westlake FamilySource Center is offering assistance with enrollment. They are located at 501 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017. Call 213.482.8618.
Happy Holidays from Lanterman, Plus Regional Center Holiday Closures
On behalf of Lanterman Regional Center, we send our heartfelt wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all of our client, their families and our service providers. May your celebrations be safe, peaceful and joyous and best wishes for a happy, healthy and hope-filled new year.
Regional Center Holiday Closures
Please be advised that Lanterman Regional Center will be closed on the following days during the holiday season:
Monday, December 24, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If you have an emergency during the holiday closures and need assistance from the Regional Center, call the main phone number at 213.383.1300 and follow the recorded instructions.
Disability Political Action Voice (DPAV) Established: Seeking Support from Stakeholders
The co-author of the Lanterman Act and other leaders in developmental services in California - Arthur Bolton, Norman Green, Denny Amundson, Shirley Dove, Bruce Mackenzie, Julie Jackson, and Elaine Lewis - have been named as the steering committee of a new Disability Political Action Voice.
Their message: Our goal is simple and we will, through polictial action, seek to maintain the Lanterman Act and reduce the severe budget cuts to California's developmentally disabled people. With your votes and contributions we can and will make an impact on the funding losses that are diminishing the very best developmental disabilities system in the United States.
"The End of Bullying Begins with Me" is the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach and education. PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.
Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action. Check out the resources online at www.pacer.org/bullying.
Also, be sure to wear orange on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 for Unity Day - "Make it Orange and Make it End." If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color orange on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can link together - in schools, communities and online - and send one large, orange message of support to students who have experienced bullying. In 2011, Ellen DeGeneres promoted the cause on television by wearing orange and reminding millions of viewers about the importance of bullying prevention. Facebook supports the cause during October by providing users with information on PACER activities on its safety, educator, and privacy pages. Learn more about Unity Day at www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp.
For more information about how the online voter registration process works refer to the Secretary of State's frequently asked questions (FAQ) document at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_faq.htm for answers to some of the most common questions people ask about applying to register to vote online.
Free braces are available for kids in Los Angeles County, including any child without insurance, one who is part of Medi-Cal, Health Families or Healthy Kids, with no proof of immigartion status needed. Free braces is contingent on qualification for services (State Scale Qualified by Clinical Screening). For more information, contact Hawthorne Dental at 310.973.6428.
Surviving the Heat: Tips from LA County’s Emergency Survival Program
As the temperature rises and summer heat sets in, it's important that we all take precautions to reduce and prevent heat-related health issues. So, if you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat. And if you need a place to cool down, check out the list of LA County Cooling Centers. Please note, if you are planning to visit one of the Cooling Centers, it is advisable that you call in advance to make sure there is still seating available. If a Cooling Center is not operational, check the attached list for another Cooling Center nearest you or call “211.” Check with your local library when looking for a place to cool down. They have great resources and plenty to read while you escape the heat.