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 trainings) 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.
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/ .
Contact our Community Education and Training Specialist –Stephen Browning — at StephenB@WestsideRC.org, from Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM.