NLACRC News and Activities

NLACRC News and Activities

Holiday Gift Drive

Every year NLACRC organizes a Holiday Gift Drive to assist consumers and their families in need during the holiday season. If you are interested in providing gifts for an individual or family, or if you are interested in making a donation of gift cards or new unwrapped gift items, please contact us at  NLAemail@nlacrc.org or at (818) 756-6451.


NLACRC Meetings & Activities

NLACRC’s New Consumer Orientation

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
For new adult consumers and parents of new consumers ages 3 and up. Current adult consumers and families are welcome to attend. This orientation is conducted in English.
NLACRC, 9200 Oakdale Ave., Suite 100, Chatsworth 91311 OR
NLACRC, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster 93535
Please RSVP at (818) 778-4411 or rsvp@nlacrc.org.

 

NLACRC’s Early Start Orientation

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – English
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Spanish
This orientation is for new Early Start families of children ages 0 to 3. Continuing Early Start families are welcome to attend. Attend an orientation at the office nearest you.
NLACRC, 9200 Oakdale Ave., Suite 100, Chatsworth 91311
NLACRC, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster 93535
NLACRC, 25360 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Suite 150, Santa Clarita 91355
Please RSVP at (818) 778-4411 or rsvp@nlacrc.org.

NLACRC is Seeking New Board Members and Vendor Advisory Committee (VAC) Members

Deadline to apply is December 15th

NLACRC is seeking applicants for our Board of Trustees. We are especially in need of Hispanic/Latino and Antelope Valley applicants. Board members must reside, work, or have a family member who receives services within the Regional Center’s catchment area (San Fernando, Santa Clarita or Antelope Valley).
View the Call for Applications announcement for the Board of Trustees

NLACRC is seeking applicants for the Vendor Advisory Committee. We are in particular need of vendors who provide services in health licensed facilities, habilitation, and daycare/after school/Saturday programs.
View the Call for Applications announcement for the VAC

The deadline to apply to serve on the Board or VAC is December 15, 2018.

If you are interested in serving on the Board or VAC,
please contact Jennifer Kaiser at jkaiser@nlacrc.org or at (818) 756-6118.

 

Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting All adult consumers are welcome to attend!

The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) is for adult consumers and it is responsible for providing the center’s Board of Trustees with advice on issues that are important to consumers. We invite all adult consumers to come to our meetings and join in our discussions. Lunch will be provided. People who come to four meetings during a 12-month period become CAC members!

Wednesday, November 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at NLACRC, 9200 Oakdale Avenue, Conference Room 122, Chatsworth, 91311.

For more information, or to RSVP for a meeting, please contact Jose Rodriguez, the committee’s liaison, at (818) 756-6289 or jrodriguez@nlacrc.org.

 

Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at NLACRC, 9200 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 100, Chatsworth 91311.This meeting is open to the public. Interpretation services will be provided upon request and with advance notice. For interpretation requests, please send an e-mail to selfdetermination@nlacrc.org.

Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee Meeting Seeking New Members
If you would like to become a member of the Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee, please complete the application. The deadline to submit the application is November 3, 2018.

Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee application (English)

Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee application (Spanish)

 


Community Events, Activities & Resources

Free Epilepsy Family Conference hosted by Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles & Brainworks Foundation, Inc.

November 6th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Disneyland Hotel, 1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. Free conference. No registration required. To learn more about the schedule and conference topics, visit their website or call Patricia at (310) 670-2870.

 


In-Home Supportive Services

Thursday, November 8th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Family Focus Resource Center, 25360 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Suite 150, Santa Clarita 91355.Is your loved one eligible for IHSS? Do you find navigating this service system challenging? Are you struggling with the appeals process? Get the answers to these questions and more. Please register at 661-294-9715 or to family.focus.scv@csun.edu .

View the flyer

 


Friday Night Movie at COC – Autism in Love

Friday, November 9th, 6:00 p.m. at College of the Canyons, Hasley Theater, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91355. Free admission to all members of the community. The award winning and Internationally Acclaimed Movie will be screened, with the Director Matt Fuller and Executive Producer Ira Heilveil PhD, who is an expert in the field of Autism and Neurodiversity, present to talk about the movie, what went into making it and issues regarding the autism spectrum, especially in regard to Dating, Love and Relationships. At 8:00 p.m. there will be a screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” an intimate journey with American favorite, Mr. Fred Rodgers. This emotional film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and make-believeland.

View the flyer

 


City of Glendale: Multi-Project Housing Lottery 31 Affordable Housing Units

Applications will be accepted during: October 30, 2018 – November 27, 2018. Applications will be available starting October 30th. For more information visit their website .

 


Special Parents Network Meetings

A new parent group meeting in the Antelope Valley

Network with other local parents that have children with special needs.Meetings are held at Quality Behavior Solutions, 1212 West Avenue J, Suite 200, Lancaster. Located on Avenue J and Lowtree, back building near fence.

1st Wednesday of each month at
9:30 a.m.

3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Child care is available with advance notice. Please call (661) 945-9598.

View the flyer

 


Building A System for Tomorrow, Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities to Lead Inclusive Lives

This paper by the Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) focuses on the essential resources the developmental services system needs to build a system for the future – to support individuals with developmental disabilities to lead inclusive lives they choose for themselves in their own communities.

People with developmental disabilities want to be included in community life, neighborhoods, and jobs. This is consistent with a national trend and federal expectation. Individuals may need services and the assistance of skilled staff to support this choice. These factors should be considered in the rate study that will be released in March 2019, which will recommend how to fund these services going forward.

As California becomes more culturally and linguistically diverse, regional centers must be equipped with the resources and flexibility to provide culturally responsive services and supports. Equitable access to needed services requires partnerships within diverse communities, service coordinators with adequate time to help individuals navigate service systems, and long-term commitments to allow these efforts to effect change.

View the paper

 


Assistive Technology For Transition Success

The Learning Center of PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment website has a page devoted to Assistive Technology (AT) for transition success. They have organized PACER’s transition-related resources into 4 categories for ease of exploration: General Assistive Technology, Employment, Postsecondary Education, and Independent Living.

Visit the website

 

The Path to Independence: Mobile Apps to Support: Transition-Age Youth

This recent PACER publication, The Path to Independence: Mobile Apps to Support Transition-Age Youth, highlights free and low-cost mobile apps available to support transition-age youth with disabilities as they embark on their journey towards postsecondary education, job training, employment, and independent living. With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This list includes apps that have been reviewed by parents and professionals and found to be useful and well-designed.

View the Mobile Apps guide

 

 

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