Family Welcome Experience

In 2021, staff across departments collaborated to develop a comprehensive online training program for parents, caregivers, and adult individuals with I/DD who Westside Regional Center supports. Our goal was to ensure equitable access to information about services available to those we support, either at Westside Regional Center (WRC) or in their local community, and how to obtain those services.

The “Family Welcome Experience” online training program contains three courses for the following populations: Early Start, School-Aged Youth, and Adults. Each course has a minimum of 5 modules (groups of training) completed at a self-guided pace.

Each training video contains helpful resources that individuals can download onto their computer or smartphone, such as brochures, booklets, and flyers.

We are happy to announce that our Spanish language online courses are live and ready for enrollment!

  • Early Start Program
  • This training course is for parents, guardians, and caregivers of children under three years of age enrolled in the Early Start Program at Westside Regional Center. Our team of professionals has developed this training with input from families to help guide you through the Early Start Program at WRC.
  • Topics:
    • Introduction to WRC
    • The Early Start Program
    • Services and Supports
    • Introduction to the WFREC
    • Advocacy
    • Generic and Community-Based Services
    • Exiting the Early Start Program
    • Transitioning into the Special Education Preschool Program
  • School-Aged Youth
  • This online course is for parents, guardians, and caregivers with school-age children ages three to eighteen (or up to age 22 for those in a transitional adult program).
  • Topics:
    • Introduction to WRC
    • Services and Supports
    • Introduction to the WFREC
    • Advocacy
    • Generic and Community-Based Services
  • Adults
  • This online course is for adults with developmental disabilities (ages 22 and older), their families, and the professionals who support them.
  • Topics:
    • Introduction to WRC
    • Services and Supports
    • Introduction to the WFREC
    • Advocacy
    • Generic and Community-Based Services

Accessing the training course 

In order to access the training course, you will first need to complete a registration form. Once you have completed this form, someone from our team will contact you with further instructions.  

Click on the link to complete the registration form in ENGLISH: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FWE-REGISTER  

Click on the link to complete the registration form in SPANISH: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FWE-REGISTER?lang=es_US

 

Laptop & Hotspot Loans | LA County Public Library 

You can now check out a kit with a Chromebook and wireless hotspot to access the internet (plus chargers) inside a handy carrying case, from any library location. Borrow for 3 weeks, with the option to renew, if available. Please call any library location to place a hold on a Laptop & Hotspot Loan Kit. A kit can be picked up at any open library or via Sidewalk Service. For more information, visit https://lacountylibrary.org/laptop/ . 

 

Questions? 

Contact Sandy R. Cabanatan, MPH (Project Manager) at SandyC@WestsideRC.org, from Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM. She speaks English and Spanish for your convenience.