PHPs’ Disparity Reduction Project is committed to embracing diversity and providing culturally competent services to ALL families in our community raising children with special needs, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, socio-economic or immigration status, sexual orientation, age, and diagnosis.
The goals of the Disparity Project are:
- To provide focused education, support, and information to underserved populations in our region, particularly Hispanic, Asian, African/African, and communities where English is not the primary language.
- To increase the level and frequency of Regional Center services to these underserved communities.
Individuals age 3 and older who are San Andreas Regional Center clients are the focus of Disparity Project training, workshops, support groups, and information.
The Parents Helping Parents Disparity Project is part of a state-wide collaboration of California community-based organizations and the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), a state agency.
The Parents Helping Parents Disparity Project is committed to providing:
- Culturally competent staff to help with your concerns over the phone or via video conference
- Monthly workshops in your language, or simultaneously translated to Spanish and Vietnamese
- Person-Centered Planning workshops in Spanish and English
- Conferences on important and relevant topics, featuring simultaneous translation into Spanish and Vietnamese. Topics include self-determination, sexuality, specific conditions, and many regional center-related services.
- Orientations and 1:1 support on regional center processes, including intake and how to prepare for the transition to adulthood in the regional center system
- Multi-language videos that are relevant to Regional Center families
- Support groups in Spanish and Vietnamese
- Partnerships with related organizations, like Somos Mayfair, Unity Care, and others
(If you want more information on how to access the regional center and its services contact us.)