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. Our main number is (626) 299-4700. The best way to reach your Service Coordinator is by email or phone, view the staff phone list here.  We want you to stay safe and be well. Additional information is available at ELARC/COVID-19.

Person Centered Practices

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Special Olympics Richard Nakai IMG_3264It is the mission of ELARC to serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by promoting partnerships which empower them to achieve meaningful and fulfilling lifestyles in their communities. ELARC continues to be committed to person centered practices through organizational change, as well as promoting person centered tools within the community. 

Person-Centered Planning and the Pandemic, "Tools and Approaches for COVID-19 and Beyond." *NEW* The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into stark relief the critical importance of advance planning for both daily wellness and healthcare emergencies. In this interactive workshop, a panel of lived experience and subject matter experts from across the long-term services and supports field will offer tools and strategies that can be used to cope with life during a pandemic or plan for the event of a COVID-related hospitalization. For complete details, view the flyer. To join this meeting, view their Webinar Registration.

ELARC Training on Person Centered Practices

ELARC offers regular training sessions on Person Centered Practices to our service provider community.  Adult consumers and family members are also welcome. View the 2020 flyers for details:

  • June - This training has been postponed. Please check back with us for updated information.
  • August
  • October

Your IPP and Person Centered Practices

Ahead of your Individual Program Plan (IPP) meeting, your service coordinator should mail you a PCT one-page profile. Completing this one-page profile helps you prepare for a person centered approach to the meeting and helps the Service Coordinator in finalizing an IPP that is person centered. The one page profiles are provided below in these languages:

More Information on Person Centered Practices

  • HCBS Final Rule and How it is Supported by Person-Centered Planning: This training was provided in September by the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), in partnership with Public Consulting Group and Support Development Associates. This was an introduction to person-centered thinking, and a review of the person-centered service planning requirements specified in the HCBS Final Rule. View the PowerPoint presentation.
  • The "Learning Community" is an international organization committed to providing information and resources on Person Centered Practices. Click the link for more details:
  • "How I want to Spend my Time" fillable booklet. This booklet helps you tell agencies and providers about your goals and how you want to spend your time. The agency’s and provider’s job is to help you accomplish what is important to you. View the booklet here.

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