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 child with a developmental delay or
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 (Resources/family), discuss
with your Service Coordinator, or visit the HRC Resource and
Assistive Technology Center in Torrance or Long Beach.
Respite Care Temporary relief from care and supervision may be
provided to parents or other primary caregivers for clients
with significant self-care deficits, ongoing medical needs,
or behavioral challenges. Respite services are provided in
the client/family home, by staff of home care agencies. In
family-directed respite, family members may refer trusted friends
or relatives to be employed by the Home Care agency, to provide
respite care . Out-of-home respite care may be provided in a
licensed home setting, if available.
Day and After-School Care
For working parents of children who are not able to receive care
from typical day care resources, HRC may provide day care support
in a typical day care setting or in home.
For working parents of children who are in school, and are not
able to receive care from typical day care resources, HRC may
provide day care support in a typical day care setting or in
home, or care in a specialized care program, after school or
during extended school breaks.
Behavior services are available to assist parents/caregivers to
apply principles of behavior intervention, and teach new skills
using individualized and practical examples. Courses for parents,
children and teenagers provide opportunities to improve
socialization and safety in the community.
Interpreter and Translator Services
HRC may provide interpretation of spoken communication at
meetings with HRC, and translation of written communication
(Individual Person-Centered Plan), from English into the primary
language of the client/family
Social Skills Training
This service is currently provided for school-aged children (four
to 12 years) and teens (12-17 years) for
the development and practice of social skills, and to
support participation in integrated community settings and
activities. The program will include parent participation in
support of their child or teen’s development, including the
planning of opportunities to practice skills in the community.