Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center will continue to operate during the “Safer at Home” order in place for Los Angeles County.  The ELARC office buildings will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. The best way to contact your service coordinator is by email or phone.  We want you to stay safe and be well. Additional information is available at ELARC/COVID-19


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New Directives from DDS and CCL - COVID19

Post Date:March 19, 2020

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued two new directives  on March 18, 2020:

  • DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVE ON REQUIREMENTS WAIVED DUE TO COVID-19 AND ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE: covers requirements under the Lanterman Act  and other state law that are waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The five page directive also contains other guidance to provide options or flexibility to help people with developmental disabilities, their families who receive services; people who provide those services; and also people in regional centers who help coordinate eligibility and services while under the State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  View the directive here.
  • GUIDANCE FOR REGIONAL CENTER MONITORING STAFF: relates to regional center staff who conducted site monitoring visits under the COVID-19 pandemic.  View the directive here.
  • Community Care Licensing (CCL) issued a directive intended to increase the availability of Direct Support Professionals in licensed care on March 18, 2020: View the directive here.