These links are provided as a service and does not constitute an
endorsement by Westside Regional Center.
of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) represents twenty-one (21)
regional centers in California that provide services to more than
145,000 Californians with developmental disabilities.
Spectrum Disorders - This link takes you directly to the Best
Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment. The
Guidelines provide professionals, policymakers, parents and other
stakeholders with detailed "best practice" recommendations
and rationale for screening, evaluating and assessing individuals
suspcted of having autistic spectrum disorders.
of Health Facilities (CAHF) - CAHF is a non-profit professional
association founded in 1950 to serve as a statewide organization
for long-term care providers.
Licensing Web Site
Record Exemption Process
The Department of Developmental Services: You can access the
Title 17, California, vendorization information and the latest updates
on Senate and Assembly Bills. There is also a great section on related
of Health Services (DHS) - The mission of the California Department
of Health Services (DHS) is to protect and improve the
health of all Californians. Here you can learn about health warnings,
health resources, and other health-related sites.
of Social Services: You can access Title 22, California Code
of Regulations and obtain current information regarding Community
Development Disabilities Digest - This site was developed to
assist primary care physicians in caring for persons with developmental
disabilities. Here you may gain access to an index of documents
related to developmental disability health issues ranging from Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity to XYY Syndrome.
Disabilities Resources For Healthcare Provides - This site is
a collaboration of California-based information and programs on
devlopmental disabilities. It is funded by the California Department
of Developmental Services and coordinated by the Center for Health
Improvement (CHI), a prevention-focused health policy center. The
website is designed to assist physicians and other healthcare providers
in caring for persons with developmental disabilities. It is also
designed to support consumers with developmental disabilities and
their families in making informed health care decisions. The information
in this site includes medical care information for specific syndromes
and related issues, health provider educational opportunities, speaking
opportunities, publications, and links to selected websites.
for Community Care Facility Licensees Using Employment Agencies
HealthCare Providers Service Organization offers medical malpractice/professional
liability insurance and risk management information for physical
therapists, pharmacists, EMT's, dental hygienists, athletic trainers,
medical assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and many other healthcare
Los Angeles County
Community & Senior Services - This is a valuable resource
to vendors as well as families and Westside Regional Center Clients
who are interested in learning more about Adult Protective Services(APS),
Domestic Violence Reporting and Victim Support, and Area Agency
on Aging which is responsible for identifying unmet needs of older
adults and functionally-impaired adults. There mission is to "assist
residents in obtaining self-sufficiency, strengthen and promote
the independence of older persons, provide employment and training
for unemployed adults, displaced workers, seniors and young people,
and protect and assist adult victims of abuse.
Angeles County Department of Childen & Family Services -
This link takes you directly to the Child Abuse Hot Line & Emergency
Response Command Post information page of the L.A. County Department
of Children & Family Services web-site. From there you can proceed
to other valuable resources that deal with children and family issues.
California Title 22 Regulations
Evaluator Manual - This site contains the regulation interpretations
and procedures, reference material and appendices sections of the
of Santa Monica Web Site - Provides information on community
services, programs and acitvities for
kids, seniors, and everyone in between.
Santa Monica College
- Stay up to date with current class listings and on campus activities.
This is a useful site for
individuals maintaining "Continuation Education Credits".
*Westside regional center does not endorse the use of these services.
We are providing the information for those who may be interested
in pursuing these services.