Resources

Resource Center

Harbor Regional Center's Resource Center serves clients, famiies, friends, service providers, students, HRC staff, other professionals, and interested parties in the South Bay, Lakewood, Bellflower, Norwalk, Long Beach, and the Beach Cities areas. Our mission is to provide a focal point within the Regional Center for Support, Information, and Choice through multi-media information and resources, educations/training materials and opportunities, and parent-to-parent support groups and activities.

Support Through Information

Our library houses more than 6,100 books, pamphlets, journals, audio-visual media materials, and HRC publications about services and supports, and how to access them.

Support Through Education and Training

HRC offers informative presentations and training groups on a range of topics. Watch our calendar for upcoming trainings. Depending upon your child's age and needs, your HRC Counselor may also refer you to parent education groups to help you support your child's development in early childhood development, speech and language, adaptive daily living skills, and positive behaviors.

Support Through Technology

Our Computer Lab is equipped with a variety of adaptive equipment and specialized software. Staff consultation is available for clients, family members, and service providers. Specialized trainings include workshops for parents, training in basic computer skills for adult clients of HRC, and computer access demonstrations.

The Assistive Technology Lab helps children and adults with developmental disabilities lead more independent lives through the use of computers and technology that assists them in essential life functions.

Support Through People

HRC offers you several ways to connect with other parents and siblings of people with developmental disabilities. Through the HRC Family Center, you can find parent support groups, or talk one-on-one with parent mentors. Sibling Clubs are offered for children ages 6-16 who have a brother or sister with a developmental disability. Our Together From the Start program for families of infants and toddlers features classes such as Infant Massage, and Mommy/Daddy and Me activities, and even a Learning Cafe to get together, have a cup of coffee, and relax with fellow parents. Check the Calendar for days and times for these fun and educational sessions.