Parenting Black Children

Parenting Black Babies

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Black/African American Families experiencing Developmental Delays & Disabilities


End of the Year Message



"To do always as much as we can,

in the way we can,

in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial

than we inherited it."

Its the holidays and we look forward to celebrating the birth of new hope for our community. As we approach the end of 2023, it is important to reflect on the progress we have made and remain hopeful for the future. For Black/African American families, we have seen challenges but we continue to see resilience and strength in our communities. We must continue to work together to address systemic issues and create opportunities for success.

When it comes to the state of California Department of Developmental Services and Regional Centers for developmental disabilities, in some instances we have also seen progress in understanding and acceptance. More resources are becoming accessible to support individuals and families, and we will continue to move forward towards greater awareness and access for Black families.

It is important that we continue to advocate for equal access to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities for our families and our children.

Looking to the future, we must remain optimistic and by coming together and supporting and lifting up one another. We as parents, caregivers, siblings and advocates can do better together than apart. Let's take this hope and turn it into action, making 2024 a year of progress and positive change.

See ya’ll next year!!!

Ardena, Parent, Founder & Director 


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Last Holiday Support Group

Thank you to Sal and his team at SGPRC Service Access Equity department 

for sponsoring the event

Access Nonprofit Center

Upcoming Programs

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has partnered with State Council to provide a statewide orientation and training to all participants and families who are interested in participating in the Self-Determination Program (SDP). The Statewide SDP Orientation is one (1) Module that is two (2) hours in length:


Module 1: Self-Determination Program Orientation

  • Define the Self-Determination Program
  • Introduce the Principles of Self-Determination
  • Discuss the steps to join the Self-Determination Program
  • Introduce key roles and parts of the Self-Determination Program
  • Talk about next steps

San Gabriel/ Pomona Regional Center

Community Outreach Department

If you are a parent or caregiver with questions about SGPRC client services, please contact:

Josie Martinez 

Community Outreach Specialists

(909) 710-8817

Parent's Place

Family Resource Center

Inland Regional Center 

Community Engagement Department

If you are a parent or caregiver with questions about IRC client services, please contact: 

Mari Rodriguez 

Cultural Specialist


Early Start Family Resource Network

Link to Holiday Events

Additional Resources