Educational Resources & Information
EVERY MONDAY: Join the State Council on Developmental Disabilities for trainings and workshops in the areas of: the IEP process, Bullying, Special Education Evaluations, Writing Special Ed State Compliance Complaints, and much more. These workshops are from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the city of Glendale. Please view their English & Spanish flyer for more information.
2nd TUESDAY MORNING OF THE MONTH: FREE Legal Clinics. Do you have questions about your child's problems in school? Special Education? Landlord/tenant or housing problems? Medi-Cal and/or SSI benefits? Conservatorship? Volunteers and attorneys from Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. will provide free consultation and information. For further details and location, please view their flyer.
3rd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH: FREE Legal Clinics. Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) offers a monthly free legal clinic in San Gabriel from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian Youth Center, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles. Individuals can meet with licensed attorneys and obtain legal information on a variety of legal problems in English or Chinese, including Mandarin and Cantonese. For location and other detailed information, please visit their website here.
3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: PASC Tele-Town Hall. The Personal Assistance Services Council of Los Angeles County holds a monthly call in which IHSS issues are discussed including the latest issues, legislation, changes to the program, guest speakers, and a live Q&A session. Click the link above and click "join us online". Or, you can call in at 877-229-8493 and enter ID code 111563.
ONGOING: The agency, Bet Tzedek, is providing a user-friendly guide to In-Home Supportive Services called the IHSS Companion. To learn more about IHSS please view the guide here.
ONGOING: The USC Family Caregiver Support Center, is one of 11 nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers across California that serve about 14,000 families a year. Their aim is to offer low-cost or free services, regardless of income, to people caring for someone 18 or older. Their offerings include stress-busting activities like yoga and meditation; legal and financial consultations; and tips on how to choose a home health agency, talk to doctors or manage difficult behavior. Read a testimonial.
ONGOING: The California Department of Education has a toll-free number through their "Procedural Safeguards and Referral Services." By calling or emailing them, you can receive technical assistance, information, and resources regarding your child's or your adult child's educational rights. You can usually get a live person to answer your question right away. They are neither biased toward the school district nor the parent. They are neutral and will give an objective answer to a question you may have in regard to special education; they will tell you what the law says. To learn more and obtain the toll-free number, email, or fax, you can visit their website here.
ONGOING: "Teach Me to Talk" provides a series of podcasts for families who struggle with their toddler's speech and language delays. Laura Mize is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who states, "Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing not to play with you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective." For more information, please view her website and listen to the podcasts here.
ONGOING: Visit the National Immigration Law Center FAQ page to obtain helpful resources when it comes to immigration in light of the recent executive orders by the new US administration.
ONGOING: PEERS® for Young Adults presents the first evidence-based group treatment program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders and social challenges. On this website, clinicians can find video demonstrations. These videos provide facilitators with additional tools for delivering the lessons in fun, engaging ways and for offering added support outside of treatment sessions. To view the videos please visit their website.
ONGOING: "The West San Gabriel Valley SELPA supports students, families and member districts by providing quality trainings, special events and the essential information necessary to encourage students to reach their greatest potential.” In support of their commitment, they will provide a well-trained staff dedicated to: Working in partnership with schools, families and the community and helping all students become successful members of society. For more information about SELPA please view their informational brochure here.
ONGOING: Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services. Now accepting applications for children 0-5 years of age. Qualifying children may receive kindergarten preparation, services for special needs, free meals, toilet training, and more.
ONGOING: Educational Funding. If you have an intellectual disability, you may receive funding from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study programs: read more here.
**Posting of Community Events and Opportunities including these educational resources is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to reflect an endorsement by the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC). Please note that ELARC events are posted on the Calendar located on the home page of this website.**