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September Community Meetings to Address Changes to Regional Centers, Services, and Potential Effects

Each year, Lanterman Regional Center hosts community meetings to provide our key partners – individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and our service providers – the opportunity to give us feedback on the future direction and long‐term goals of the Center.

This partnership is only successful when all parties involved have an opportunity to participate, and one avenue utilized by the Center to ensure that all persons interested in participating are able to is at our annual community meetings. 

A portion of this year’s meetings will include a review of all of the changes to the regional center service system enacted through the various budget trailer bills of the last two years and how the legislative changes may affect clients and families. Also covered will be the following topics that will address the present state of Lanterman Regional Center:

  • Budget overview for fiscal year 2013‐14   
  • Legislative changes in the Budget Trailer Bill
  • Changes to the performance plan for 2014
  • Alternative Service Coordination Model
  • Achievements from the 2013 performance plan

We look forward to your attendance at one of the meetings below. If you have any questions or need more information, contact the Koch‐Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

COMMUNITY MEETING DATES

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. *
Targeted Audience: Service Providers

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center 
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Monday, September 9, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. *
Targeted Audience: Clients

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center 
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. *
Targeted Audience: Clients
and Families – Spanish-Speaking
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center 
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. *
Targeted Audience: Clients and Families – English-Speaking

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center 
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90010

No child care will be provided.

If you are unable to attend one of the community meetings you can still have a chance to give your input. You may access the 2014 performance plan and presentation on our Web site at www.lanterman.org or you may pick up a copy at the KYRC.

After reviewing the plan, you may submit written comments to Diane Anand, executive director, at:  
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, 3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90010 
or by e‐mail at kyrc@lanterman.org.
Deadline for written comments is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

September 9 and 13 ~ Fall Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age Start

Playgroups flyer for fall 2013 sessions

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 typically runs 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 play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group.

Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between 2 and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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

Upcoming playgroup sessions are as follows:

Fall Monday Afternoon Session 1
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30, and October 7 and 14, 2013
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Lanterman
Register online for Monday afternoon session 1

Fall Friday Afternoon Session 1
Fridays, September 13, 20 and 27, and October 4, 11 and 18, 2013
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Lanterman
Register online for Friday afternoon session 1

Fall Friday Afternoon Session 2
Fridays, October 25, and November 1, 8, 15, 22, and December 6, 2013
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Lanterman
Register online for Friday afternoon session 2

Fall Monday Afternoon Session 2
Mondays, October 28, and November 4, 11 and 18, and December 2 and 9, 2013
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Lanterman
Register online for Monday afternoon session 2

For more information on the sessions, and to register, contact Toy Program Coordinator Lisa Anand at 213.252.8348 or lanand@lanterman.org.

View more information online

View flyer for more information

September 17 ~ Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series Starts

Music Together fall flyer image

Lanterman presents Music Together, a 10-week series starting Tuesday, September 17, 2013, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and running through Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Lanterman, 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 young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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

Space is limited, registration required.
Register online

For more information, contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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September 26 ~ AAC Implementation Strategies Across Environments Webinar

image of AAC Implementation Across Environments webinar flyer

Lanterman Regional Center and ATEC will host a webinar on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. with Marjorie Gell, M.A. CCC-SLP, Certified Proloquo2Go Trainer, ATEC Speech and Language Pathologist.

The webinar will describe and discuss strategies for implementing AAC systems across the day and in multiple settings. Implementation can be one of the most challenging parts of AAC and requires collaboration by multiple team members. The webinar will explain the importance of recognizing and creating communication opportunities throughout the day. The webinar will give examples and suggestions of implementation strategies related to multiple settings, including home, school and in the community.

This training is appropriate for professionals and family members who support a person or people using an AAC system to gain information and ideas for implementation of that system in multiple settings.

If you are unable to access the Internet, there will be a live webinar presentation at Lanterman Regional Center in the KYRC Conference Room (1st floor).

Register online

For more information, contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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