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.

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. Meetings are held every other month.  

The CAC meetings focus on both business and information.  The first half of the meeting is dedicated to discussion and updates from our Consumer Advocate and any other business matter.  Our Executive Director attends these meetings to provide updates on the system; however, she attends every other CAC meeting. 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 South Fremont Ave., 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 2020!

This is a meeting FOR consumers, run BY consumers. We look forward to seeing you during 2020! The CAC is also a great way to meet other consumers/peers and have a bite to eat. Take a look at our 2020 Save-the-Date flyer!

For the 2020 schedule of ELARC meetings, including Board of Directors and Advisory Committees, please check our 2020 flyer. You can also 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 July 21, 2020. This meeting will be conducted virtually, via GoToMeeting. Our topic will be "Navigating Services & Self Determination." For complete details and to learn how you can join this meeting, please view the July CAC Flyer.


Understanding Regional Center for Adult Consumers on June 29, 2020: Would you like a refresher on Understanding Regional Center, and your Rights? We invite and encourage you to Join the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center along with other adult consumers/advocates for an overview of your rights and Understanding of the Regional Center. This training will be held virtually and it will focus on:

  • The Lanterman Act
  • How the IPP Process works
  • Receiving Services

Please note this training is for adult consumers only; however, your support person/family member may attend with you.

For complete details and to learn how you can join this meeting, please view our flyer here.

Access Services COVID 19 Update: For those of you that are Access riders here is some information: Access now has a brand new website that went live last week.

Access has updated their face coverings policy and is changing its costumer communication on face covering. Access was recently contacted by the Los Angeles State Council SCDD that they have received large amounts of face masks and other free Personal Protective Equipment on the access vehicles so drivers can hand them out if necessary. There are at least 50 cases of surgical type masks and several cases of hand sanitizers. Furthermore, Access has started a 6 meal and grocery delivery project operations currently ongoing in five service areas. Access also got approval for a Coronavirus Aid Relief Economic Security funding (CARES). For further information, please read the Access behind the scenes newsletter.


Additional Information:

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


For all past and future agendas and notes, please click on "All" below:

July 21, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM To be posted soon
September 15, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM To be posted soon
November 17, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM To be posted soon