Passport To Adaptive Living is also a vendor with the North Los Angeles County Regional Center for social skills training, adaptive skills training, and enhanced respite. Our Canoga Park clinic location is the point of service for all NLACRC funded services. In order to receive services funded by NLACRC, your child must meet the necessary eligibility requirements and an application process must be completed. PAL’s regional center funded services are available for individuals ages 2 yrs old to adulthood. If your child is currently served by NLACRC and you want your child to receive social skills training, adaptive skills training, or enhanced respite services from PAL, you must first contact your child’s service coordinator and specifically request that Passport To Adaptive Living provide an assessment for the specific service you are seeking. NLACRC provides an entrance criteria within these general service descriptions:
Social skills training may be provided to children entering Junior High and young adults to develop appropriate social interaction skills so they may participate in their home and community. Social skills training is provided individually or in a group format. It addresses significant challenges in engagement and awareness, social interaction, social communication and play skills.
Adaptive Skills Training
Adaptive skills training (AST) services may be provided to address maladaptive behaviors, communication, pre-academics, self help, health and safety, home living skills, and so forth. They are provided directly by, or under the supervision of, a qualified person trained in behavior management. AST services use specialized methods of teaching important skills and provide training for family members, or primary care givers, in the effective use of positive behavior management skills. NLACRC endorses only the use of non-aversive behavior intervention techniques which are evidence-based.
Enhanced Respite is a service designed to give families a respite care provider who is trained in behavior management techniques.
Once services have been authorized by the service coordinator, we will set up a time for assessment. All assessments involve a parent interview, observation of your child, and direct testing of behaviors/skills. Once the assessment is completed, it must be submitted to regional center to initiate ongoing services. These services are offered in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding cities.