Yearly Archives: 2020

Employment & Day Services for People with Disabilities – Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center

One of the many things I love about California is the heart of the state. We are, communally, a giving and caring people. The Regional Centers, each its own not-for-profit foundation, provide services to people with disabilities. In an effort to reach out to a wider audience and inform them of these services, videos in two languages needed to be created. Here is the story of two individuals in their English language version. Both also gave Spanish language interviews that were made use of.

The Covid-19 pandemic did cause a pause in production of several months. We are in Los Angeles, after all, and Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is in the mid-Wilshire area, one of the hotbeds of the virus in a hotbed city. Elder was interviewed at OUE Skyspace prior to the pandemic. For Jose's interview in August of 2020 we made use of a tight area behind his apartment building. Another interview, yet to be posted, was captured at a local elementary school courtyard.

We are an amazing community that can do amazing things when we set our mind to it.

“Respiro” – ¡en Español!

One half of the videos created for Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center were Spanish language. While not fluent in Spanish I am capable of editing with the use of transcripts. The shoots were fun, the people amazing. Caregivers are the best of people.

 

“Inclusion”

Inclusion of children with disabilities is key to development of the child. The benefit goes further than the impaired child being included, with the typical children in the typical environment gaining a greater understanding of atypical others. It is about growing healthy community. This video is part of a series of videos created for Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center that consumed a good portion of my 2019 and still continues.

All the people and events shown here are real. Scripts for staff were displayed on teleprompter and English language interviews of clients were led by me. We also completed Spanish language versions with those interviews led in Spanish by staff personnel. Other videos still to be completed and published cover the topics of: Respite, Living Options, Behavior Intervention and Early Start.

A few of the interviews were yet to be completed when the Covid-19 pandemic closed us down. Hopefully we will be able to get back to work soon!