Developmental Disabilities / Mental Health Resources

  • NADD – for professional development in this area; books; publications; membership information relevant to our Co-occurring Developmental Disabilities population
  • Project Hope – a San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center project funded by MHFA with tools to help families identify the mental health problem
  • Parent-to-Parent support: (Early Start) Family Resource Centers Network of Los Angeles County (FRCNLAC)
  • Alliance for Children’s Rights – look in their Programs drop-down menu for numerous resources on education and regional center advocacy
  • The START Services information from the CA DDS website
  • LA Found – Los Angeles County and L.A. Found are here to help caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other cognitive impairments.
  • If I Need Help – If I Need Help is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization working to reunite those who are lost, disoriented or can’t self-advocate with their loved ones and caregivers. We use QR Code Technology that can be accessed by computer or cell phone to provide help, emergency iD and peace of mind. We offer a free online member profile, and Emergency Q&A that can be edited in real time and emailed or printed in an emergency. Our customizable iD products include iD cards, & wearables such as shoe/dog tags, patches, pins/clips, & apparel.

Interagency Networking – Rosters and Contacts

All Rosters listed here are for Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County DMH-Regional Center Crossmatch List


Portrayals of People with Disabilities

  • Iris Center at Vanderbilt University: The ways in which individuals and groups are portrayed in popular media can have a profound effect on how they are viewed by society at large. This tool represents an attempt to catalogue the representation of people with disabilities in motion pictures. Many of those representations are accurate, many are inaccurate, and some are even offensive. Their inclusion in this tool is intended to stimulate discussion and should by no means be considered an endorsement of their accuracy or appropriateness. (Note: This catalogue is for use as a reference in your search for a given feature film or documentary. No actual movies are accessible through this tool.)


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Last updated: 8/15/19