Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC)

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CAC burstThe ELARC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of adult individuals who are served directly by the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center. Their role is to give input to the Board of Directors about matters that are important to the individuals that the Regional Center serves. The members of the CAC are committed to expanding their membership, spreading the word about self advocacy, and playing a leadership role in the agency and in the state.  

The CAC meetings focus on both business and information.  The first half of the meeting is dedicated to discussion and updates from the ELARC Executive Director. The second half of the meeting focuses on a guest speaker presenting on a topic of importance to CAC members. Click here to view our brochure.

CAC meetings are videoconferenced between the Alhambra office Boardroom located at 1000 S. Fremont in Alhambra, 91803 and the Whittier office conference room located at 13215 Penn St #410 in Whittier, 90602.

CAC Meetings are held in English only. If you wish to participate in a language other than English, please RSVP to Elisa Salazar at (626) 299-4772 two weeks prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time for ELARC to make every attempt to meet your request.

The Consumer Advisory Committee for 2018!

This is a meeting FOR consumers, run BY consumers. Get involved in 2018! The CAC is also a great way to meet other consumers/peers and have a bite to eat. For a complete list of 2018 dates view the save-the-date flyer here.

For the 2018 schedule of ELARC meetings, including Board of Directors and Advisory Committees, view the schedule here.  For flyers in different languages, please visit the Board of Directors page here. If you have any questions, please contact Jesse Padilla at (626) 299-4854. 

Please Note: these are consumer-run meetings.


Our next meeting will be on November 13, 2018, where the topic will be "Emotional Health." Please note that this meeting will be from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. View the flyer here for complete details. 

Christmas Tree Ornaments Needed for the State Capitol

The State Capitol Christmas tree needs your handmade ornaments!

For more than 29 years, the State Capitol Christmas Tree has been decorated with ornaments made by individuals with developmental disabilities. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is requesting ornaments from regional center clients to decorate the tree.

The deadline to submit ornaments is October 25, 2018. For complete details and rules, please view the flyer. 

Additional Information

View information on the state Consumer Advisory Committee to the Department of Developmental Services and other important self advocacy news.

Legislative Workshop

This workshop will provide a basic introduction to making a legislatorial difference with your California Representative and other elected officials. For complete details and to view all dates in 2018, please view the flyer here.
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