Assessment and Consultation
Your Service Coordinator may arrange for a meeting with one of HRC’s specialists, or an multi-disciplinary team, to evaluate your child’s needs and provide you with consultation. Assessment and consultation may assist in providing or clarifying a diagnosis, determining what type of services and supports are needed, identifying family health and mental health needs, supporting eligibility for a publicly funded benefit, etc.
HRC has specialists with expertise in Psychology, Behavior Intervention, Medicine, Genetics, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Assistive Technology, Mental Health, Financial and Health Benefits, Law, the Criminal Justice System, Adult Day Services, , and Living Options.
At Harbor Regional Center, we believe that a good support system is a critical advantage for families. A network of information and support gives families a good foundation for navigating the service system, making informed choices, and achieving a better quality of life for the member with a developmental disability. Support is offered in the form of Parent Support Groups, the Parent to Parent Mentor Program and the HRC Sibling Club. For more detailed information on these family support options, please check the HRC website (www.harborrc.org/resources/family), discuss with your Service Coordinator, or visit the HRC Resource and Assistive Technology Center in Torrance or Long Beach.
Informational Presentations for Parents/Family
Classes and informational presentations for families are offered throughout the year on topics such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Special Needs Trusts, Supported Decision-Making and Conservatorship, Social Recreation and Fitness Opportunities, Living Options, etc. HRC also offers interpreter, child care, and transportation supports at selected presentations, when this is needed to allow the client or parent/caregiver to participate in informational presentations by HRC. Listings of upcoming presentations can be found in the HRC Training and Events Calendar and on our Website Calendar.
Opportunities for Leadership
HRC offers volunteer opportunities for adult clients and for parents/family members to participate in HRC committees, events, and stewardship on the Board of Trustees.
Resource and Assistive Technology Center
The HRC Resource Center offers support through information, education and training, technology, and through other parents. Services include an extensive multi-media library, computer lab, assistive technology lab, toy lending library, and family support groups.
Individualized person-centered service planning with the individual and family, referral and coordination of services available from community agencies or regional center funded service providers, advocacy for accessing appropriate services, and periodic review at least annually or more often when needed.
Twenty-four Hour Emergency Response
HRC maintains a 24 Hour emergency response system. If you have an emergency situation and need to contact HRC outside of regular business hours, someone will be available to respond to you.