Regional Center Services

The Glendale Echo Speech Therapy Office will soon be providing services to clients of the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center. If you are interested in pursuing services through the regional center, please contact them directly: 213.383.1300. 

What is the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center?

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is a private, non-profit corporation that operates under contract with California’s Department of Developmental Services. The Center serves over 9,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability, and who are at high-risk of parenting an infant with a disability. (Note, this information was taken from the FDLRC website on 5/4/16: http://lanterman.org/lanterman_overview#.Vyo9Y6MrLVo)

A developmental disability is defined by state law as:

  • A disability that begins before the person’s 18th birthday,
  • Continues or can be expected to continue indefinitely,
  • Presents a significant disability in three or more functional life areas,
  • And must be due to one of the following conditions:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Epilepsy
    • Intellectual disability
    • Disabling conditions closely related to mental retardation or requiring similar treatment.

Department of Developmental Services: www.dds.ca.gov                                              www.dds.ca.gov/complaints 916.654.1987