News & Events

Watch our Client as his sister competes on America

April 2020

introduces her brother James Wackerman to the world! James is a young man who has Fragile X syndrome and is a client of HRC.
Watch this video to see their great relationship and to watch Sophia perform for the American Idol judges! She is fantastic!!!

Other Testing Locations

To find out if you're eligible for a test and to schedule an appointment at a drive-up mobile testing site in Los Angeles County, please click here.


Testing in Long Beach is available for people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Same or next day appointments are available from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., 7 days a week, unless otherwise noted.

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 10:00a.m. Where: In your own home via ZOOM

Register via Event Brite

For users of In Home Supportive Services (IHSS), The Personal Assistance Services Council will be having IHSS Timesheet Trainings to show how to fill out the timesheets, and give users an opportunity to ask questions.

This will be a virtual meeting using the application Zoom which is free of charge and can be used on any tablet, computer or smartphone. For more information, please call Layla at 626-737-7519 or dial our toll free line at 1-877-565-4477 and ask about the Timesheet Trainings!

Update from the Social Security Administration
Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients – Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments

If you still have questions, you can refer to this guide provided by the Social Security Administration for Social Security Beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income Recipients:

This document provides information for Social Security beneficiaries (retirement, survivors, disability) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients related to economic impact payments being issued to eligible individuals.

Providing Information About Your Disability
If You Need to Go To the Hospital

During this COVID-19 public health crisis, we wanted to share with you an informational form to collect and summarize vital information about an individual that can be provided to the care team in the hospital. Please click below to access this fillable disability form for your completion.

This form was developed in conjunction with Emergency Room (ER) and hospital physicians, individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and parent advocates. It is designed to be an informational support tool for individuals with I/DD who may need to go to the ER or be hospitalized due to symptoms of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Disability Information form


Created by Michelle Ballan, PhD, Professor, School of Social Welfare & Family, Population and Preventive Medicine Stony Brook University

Internet Access Resources during COVID-19

While the state is under the stay-at-home order, staying connected is critical. That is why SCDD continues to provide and update COVID-19 resources in plain language and in Spanish on the website.

It’s critical that everyone stays connected. Here are free or low-cost internet resources. Many service providers are offering assistance during COVID-19. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Please share with others who may need internet or phone service.

Internet Service Providers Offering COVID-19 Assistance

Additional Internet & Technology Access Resources

Mobile Service Providers: Many mobile providers are offering assistance during COVID-19. Reach out to your mobile provider to inquire about assistance programs and services.

Internet for All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund can provide assistance determining if your household qualifies for an affordable home internet offer. Call toll-free 1-844-841-INFO (4636) or visit

Everyone On: To see low cost internet offers for which you may qualify based on zip code and household circumstances, call 1-855-EVRY1ON (3879166), text CONNECT to 30364, or visit

Human-I-T: A non-profit organization available to help those who are not connected to or unable to afford internet services. Fill out an internet request form at or text 1-562-372-6925 for assistance accessing internet services. Assistance is also available to help with affordable device access.