About Lanterman Parents Coordinating Council and Friends
The Parents Coordinating Council is the
organization of families and friends of Lanterman Developmental
Center residents. We are dedicated to the support of
our children at LDC through involvement, advocacy, and
donations. The PCC is a not-for-profit organization;
our resources come from membership, donations, and fundraising.
The PCC is opposed to the recommendation
to close Lanterman Developmental Center. Our present
focus is to address this recommendation by bringing
information to families on all aspects of a developmental
center closure, and educating legislators and others
on the role of Lanterman Developmental Center in the
total spectrum of services needed by individuals with
a developmental disability.
The PCC is also a part of the California
Association of State Hospital Parent Councils for the
Retarded (CASHPCR), a state-wide council of developmental
center families; CAR, an organization of congregate
care facilities; and Voice of the Retarded (VOR) a national
1964, the PCC has sponsored special projects for
the residents of Lanterman
Rustic Camp, built in 1968, and designed for full
access to enjoy nature.
to the MOVE project, to purchase physical therapy
Carousel, a 1930's beauty enjoyed for many years.
piano for the musical talent among residents and
for several Lanterman residences.
wheelchair swing for Richardson Park.
Park upgrades and landscaping.
in George DeBell auditorium, used for movies, dances,
of the Special Olympics with donations and volunteers.
to the Residents Benefit Fund for parties and trips.
in the Human Rights Committee, the Resident Benefit
Fund, the Governor's Advisory Board, the Behavior
Support Committee, and others.
educational meeting for families on topics related
to their children.
of a library of family information, also available
by mail and email.
support to families with questions concerning Lanterman
of the CONTACT, full of helpful information and
news about our children and about Lanterman.
of exemplary employees to let everyone know how
much we appreciate their care of our children.
meetings with Lanterman administration to make sure
that we have effective communication and work together
to solve problems.
with our local, state, and national representatives
to let them know how important quality care for
our children is and how Lanterman and other DCs
provide that quality care.