Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center

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.

Lanterman provides the following services:

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Service coordination linking people with services
  • Lifelong individualized planning
  • Assistance in finding and using community resources
  • Purchase of services identified in the individual plan
  • Advocacy for the protection of legal, civil and service rights
  • Early intervention services for at-risk infants and their families
  • Information and referral
  • Family support
  • Training and educational opportunities for individuals and families
  • Community outreach, awareness and education about developmental disabilities
  • Quality assurance and enhancement activities
  • Resource development
  • Client benefit coordination
  • Koch-Young Resource Center
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Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA

To be eligible for services, a person must have a disability that begins before the person's 18th birthday, be expected to continue indefinitely and present a substantial disability as defined in Section 4512 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code. Eligibility is established through diagnosis and assessment performed by regional centers. Infants and toddlers (age 0 to 36 months) who are at risk of having developmental disabilities or who have a developmental delay may also qualify for services. The criteria for determining the eligibility of infants and toddlers is specified in Section 95014 of theCalifornia Government Code. In addition, individuals at risk of having a child with a developmental disability may be eligible for genetic diagnosis, counseling and other prevention services.

Services Contact

Melinda Sullivan l 213.383.1300