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HRC Family Resource Centers

Overview

Harbor Regional Center’s Family Resource Center serves clients, families, 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 Service Coordinator 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 People

HRC offers you several ways to connect with other parents and siblings of people with developmental disabilities. Through the HRC Family Resource 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.

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Library

"...Support, Information, and Choices..."

The Resource Library has literally thousands of books, pamphlets, videos and DVDs, journals, brochures, audiotapes, software and multimedia items for you to use on-site or to check out and take home.

We are constantly updating our resources to provide you the most current and comprehensive information on individual disabilities, as well as a wealth of related topics.

Browse our Online Catalog to find materials on whatever topics interest you. You may use a keyword search, or search by subject or author.

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Developmental Toy Lending Library

At the HRC Resource Center you will now find a range of developmental toys that are available for check-out. From story readers to sentence building blocks, parents can borow toys which promote cognitive, language,and motor development.

The Toy Lending Library was created by a special educator to offer fun and developmentally appropriate toys to take home and use. Toy play will stimulate children and helps to increase their skills.

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Computer Lab

Improving the Quality of Life Through Technology

There is no cost for anyone attending the classes or for using the Computer Center for individual use. We want to be sure everyone has an opportunity to learn about computers, experience and practice various software programs, and discover new technolgy resources.