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.

Budget Update

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State Budget Update 

  • 2020/2021 Budget Update (posted 7/2/2020): Governor Gavin Newsom signed the $202 billion 2020/2021 Budget on Monday, June 29th. The budget that took effect Wednesday, July 1st assumed a $54 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and his March stay-at-home order, which halted much of the state’s economy.  The budget also includes a $716 million fund the Governor can use for emergency pandemic spending. It also authorizes up to seven extra weeks of the federally funded emergency benefits for unemployed workers.

In addition, the Governor and the Legislature avoided forcing cuts to the developmental disabilities system. We would like to send everyone a big thank you! Your advocacy efforts through sending emails and making phone calls really paid off. This was a big victory for the individuals we serve and their families. Thank you! For detailed information regarding the 2020/2021 State budget please refer to the full budget summary. A summary of the Department of Developmental Services highlights will be forthcoming.

The Learning Marketplace Presents: Legislative Training

Do you want to know more about the legislative or budget process? How a bill actually becomes a law? Do you want to learn how to better engage and get involved with your elected officials? If so, contact Roxy Ortiz for more information regarding upcoming sessions 

Upcoming Legislative Workshops flyer

Bill Update:

These are several bills that will impact the regional center system (this is a limited list, for a more comprehensive list (please visits ARCA’s website).

You can also search for other bills by visiting the California Legislative Information bill search


ARCA Reports

October 2018: The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) has released  its newest report: Building A System for Tomorrow: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities to Lead Inclusive Lives.  This paper focuses on the essential resources the developmental services system needs to build a system for the future - to support individuals with developmental disabilities to lead inclusive lives they choose for themselves in their own communities. 

Additionally, reports authored by ARCA  in earlier years explain how funding limitations have negatively impacted regional centers’ ability to provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  By posting these reports, ELARC hopes that they will increase your understanding of the challenges the developmental services system faces in supporting each Californian with a developmental disability as envisioned by the Lanterman Act.

Previous ARCA Reports

On the Brink of Collapse
Funding the Work of California’s Regional Centers
Inadequate Rates for Service Provision in California
ELARC page “Contact Your Legislator”


Please note: The Budget Page is updated when actions taken on the California state budget from the State Legislature and/or Governor's office and/or Department of Developmental Services have or may have significant impact for individuals with developmental disabilities.