This is a monthly opportunity for users of AAC devices to socialize with other AAC users and learn some additional applications of their device, such as e-mailing and using the telephone.
Regularly Offered Training Opportunities
The following are training opportunities that focus on developmental disabilities and related topics and are conducted or sponsored by Lanterman Regional Center for family members in the Lanterman community.
Available in English and Spanish, this training with an attorney helps families plan for the future, and covers the following topics:
- The definition and types of conservatorship
- The right to consent or withhold consent to medical treatment
- The right to enter into contracts
- The right to make decisions concerning education
- What is a special needs trust and how it benefits you and your son/daughter with a developmental disability
- What is a will with special needs trust
- Will the Special Needs Trust have an impact on SSI, Medi-Cal, or IHSS
Available in English and Spanish, this training talks about the IEP process, special education and inclusion, and is for families with school-age children.
This training course is designed especially for Lanterman families to better enable them to advocate for and assist their family member with a developmental disability.
New Paths offers a comfortable and supportive environment where you can share the joys and concerns of caring for a child with a disability, as well as learn from others walking the same road as you.
The Pathways Beyond Grief groups offer parents a comfortable and supportive environment where they can explore and acknowledge feelings such as sadness, anger, guilt or other feelings that can accompany the day-to-day stress they encounter.
This presentation available in English and Spanish is for families with school-age children and will cover the following topics:
- What is special education and how to get the most out of a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- How to ask for a new assessment and when and when not to sign the IEP
- Strategies to include a child at school and in the community
- Special section for parents with children 2 to 3 years of age that focuses on what happens when a child transitions to preschool
Toilet Training enables parents to learn a systematic approach to toilet training, identifying readiness, developing a specific task analysis for their child, and utilizing principles of behavior modification to increase toileting behavior and motivation.
In addition to the regularly offered training listed above, Lanterman offers a variety of other training and workshops throughout the year that function as valuable tools in assisting families with the many transitions that will occur in the life of their child with a developmental disability.