Information for All Ages

Information for Families

Overview

In this section, learn how your Service Coordinator provides support for you and your family member, and about individualized person-centered planning for your future.

Learn about how behavioral services, respite care services, and health and wellness resources can support you and your family. 

Also find information below about support resources such as the ABLE  Act and CalFRESH. 

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Parent Mentor Program

A service for Parents & Caregivers

Harbor Regional Center (HRC) has a Parent Mentor Program to support parents and caregivers  to navigate systems and programs that serve individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, such as IHSS, SSI, MediCal, etc. The Parent Mentor can assist by providing step-by-step assistance with accessing services and supports. The Parent Mentor also assists with building a stronger connection between the individual served/family and their HRC team.

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Comprensión De Los Informes Aba (Una Sesión)

Clases de seminarios web del equipo de servicios conductuales

Presentado por Kimberly Lavelanet, B.C.B.A.

HRC ofrece talleres y clases gratuitos, facilitados por analistas de comportamiento certificados por la junta (BCBA, por sus siglas en inglés) que enseñan a los cuidadores sobre los principios del comportamiento, la enseñanza y el refuerzo de habilidades y el mantenimiento de la seguridad.

Comprender los informes ABA

• ¿Qué son las evaluaciones de comportamiento funcional (FBA)?
• Los roles del evaluador y los cuidadores en el proceso de FBA

Special Event

Increasing Independence (One Session)

Behavioral Services Team Webinar Classes

Presented by Mary Bel Gutierrez​, B.C.B.A.

HRC offers free workshops and classes, facilitated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) that teach caregivers about principles of behavior, teaching and reinforcing skills, and maintaining safety.

Increasing Independence

• How to help caregivers reduce prompts for task completion
• How to create opportunities for clients to practice skills more independently
• How to support client’s efforts to be more independent

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Using Visual Supports (One Session)

Behavioral Services Team Webinar Classes

Presented by Mary Bel Gutierrez​, B.C.B.A.

HRC offers free workshops and classes, facilitated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) that teach caregivers about principles of behavior, teaching and reinforcing skills, and maintaining safety.

Using Visual Supports

• How to create schedules and routines
• How to offer choices and support transitions

Special Event

Understanding ABA Reports (One Session)

Behavioral Services Team Webinar Classes

Presented by Kimberly Lavelanet, B.C.B.A.

HRC offers free workshops and classes, facilitated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) that teach caregivers about principles of behavior, teaching and reinforcing skills, and maintaining safety.

Understanding ABA Reports

• What are Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
• The roles of the assessor and caregivers in the FBA process

Special Event

Toilet Training (One Session)

Behavioral Services Team Webinar Classes

Presented by Iris Owens​, B.C.B.A.

HRC offers free workshops and classes, facilitated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) that teach caregivers about principles of behavior, teaching and reinforcing skills, and maintaining safety.

Toilet Training for All Ages

• Client/caregiver readiness for toilet training
• Common barriers to toilet training
• Techniques to increase successful toilet practices

Special Event

Transition From Early Childhood

Saturday Speaker Series

Presented by HRC Early Childhood Client Services Managers

The Saturday Speaker Series offers presentations that cover topics that are relevant to all of our families and service providers.  They are presented by HRC staff who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise.  Presentations are scheduled on Saturday mornings for the convenience of families and service providers.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the presentation and ask questions. 

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Options for Adults

Saturday Speaker Series

Presented by Brent Fryhoff, HRC Client Services Manager and Brenda Bane, HRC Provider Relations Specialist

The Saturday Speaker Series offers presentations that cover topics that are relevant to all of our families and service providers.  They are presented by HRC staff who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise.  Presentations are scheduled on Saturday mornings for the convenience of families and service providers.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the presentation and ask questions. 

Special Event

Orientation to Learning Disabilities, Language Disorders, and Accessing Services

Saturday Speaker Series

Presented by Owen Fudim, Ph.D., HRC Consulting Psychologist

The Saturday Speaker Series offers presentations that cover topics that are relevant to all of our families and service providers.  They are presented by HRC staff who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise.  Presentations are scheduled on Saturday mornings for the convenience of families and service providers.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the presentation and ask questions. 

Special Event

Emotional Coaching: Strategies For Parents

Saturday Speaker Series

Presented by Kathie Sarles, M.Ed., HRC Early Childhood Specialist

The Saturday Speaker Series offers presentations that cover topics that are relevant to all of our families and service providers.  They are presented by HRC staff who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise.  Presentations are scheduled on Saturday mornings for the convenience of families and service providers.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the presentation and ask questions. 

Special Event

Understanding Your Child’s ADHD and How It Relates to Developmental Disabilities

Saturday Speaker Series

Presented by Juan Carlos Aguila, Ph.D., HRC Psychologist

The Saturday Speaker Series offers presentations that cover topics that are relevant to all of our families and service providers.  They are presented by HRC staff who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise.  Presentations are scheduled on Saturday mornings for the convenience of families and service providers.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the presentation and ask questions. 

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¿Qué Es La Toma De Decisiones Con Apoyo?

Alternativas a la curatela

Presenta Johnanthony Alaimo, defensor de los derechos del cliente/abogado, Oficina de Intercesión/Defensa de los Derechos del Cliente (Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy)

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What Is Supported Decision Making?

Alternatives to Conservatorship

Presented by Johnanthony Alaimo, Clients’ Rights Advocate/Attorney, Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is when you use trusted friends, family and professionals to help you understand situations and choices in your life.  It is a way to increase your independence.  It encourages you and gives you the power to make decisions about your life as much as possible.  SDM is how most adults make daily decisions.

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Servicios de apoyo a en el hogar (In-Home Supportive Services, IHSS)

Presenta el especialista en beneficios del HRC

Este taller se centrará en un importante apoyo a domicilio para los clientes del HRC, disponible a través del programa Medi-Cal y gestionado por el condado de Los Ángeles. Infórmese sobre la elegibilidad de IHSS, cómo se determinan las horas de apoyo, cómo prepararse para una cita con su trabajador de IHSS, quién puede convertirse en un proveedor certificado de IHSS y qué hacer si usted no está de acuerdo con una decisión de IHSS.

Esta presentación se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom.

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El Ingreso Suplementario del Seguro (Supplemental Security Income, SSI) para niños y adultos con discapacidades de desarrollo

Presenta el especialista en beneficios del HRC

Suplementario del Seguro o SSI. La presentación incluirá información sobre el programa SSI, los criterios de elegibilidad y los beneficios. También se hablará de los beneficios por discapacidad, de los beneficios por supervivencia y de los beneficios para personas dependientes, así como de su efecto en el SSI.

Esta presentación se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom.

Special Event

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Presented by HRC’s Benefits Specialist.

This workshop will focus on an important in-home support for HRC clients, available through the Medi-Cal program and run by Los Angeles County. Learn about IHSS eligibility, how support hours are determined, how to prepare for an appointment with your IHSS worker, who may become a certified IHSS provider, and what to do if you do not agree with an IHSS decision.

This presentation will be held via Zoom

Special Event

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Presented by HRC’s Benefits Specialist.

This workshop will focus on an important financial support for HRC clients, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI. The presentation will include information about the SSI program, eligibility criteria and benefits. Disability benefits, survivor’s benefits and dependent benefits and their effect on SSI will also be discussed.

This presentation will be held via Zoom

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Lugares Para Vivir:

Orientación sobre los arreglos de vivienda alternativos

Esta orientación está dirigida a las familias de los clientes del centro regional (de todas las edades) que están considerando mudarse del hogar familiar a un tipo de vivienda diferente. Presentamos esta sesión como el primer paso formal hacia ese movimiento.

En esta orientación:

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Places To Live:

An Orientation to Alternative Living Arrangements

This orientation is intended for families of regional center clients (of all ages) who are considering moving out of the family home into a different kind of living arrangement.  We present this session as the first formal step towards that move.

In this orientation, we will:

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Cómo Ahorrar Dinero Sin Perder Beneficios:

La Ley ABLE y CalABLE

Presentan CalABLE y el especialista en beneficios del HRC. Este taller incluirá la siguiente información: