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Virtual Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Category: Special Interest Groups

LACPA’s Child and Adolescent SIG welcomes Katie Hornberger, Acting Ombudsperson, Office of the Self-Determination Program, Department of Developmental Services.

Self Determination provides Regional Center* clients and their families with more freedom, control, and responsibility in choosing services and supports to help them meet objectives in their Individual Program Plan .

*Regional Center provides life-long services and support to individuals in one of the five eligibility categories:

  1. Autism
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Intellectual Disabilities
  4. Cerebral Palsy
  5. Fifth Category (A condition that is similar to an intellectual disability or requires similar treatment.)

Katie Hornberger’s presentation, Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00

Topic: Self-Determination Program

PresenterKatie Hornberger

Katie Hornberger is a licensed attorney who has worked with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for nearly 30 years.  She is currently the Acting Ombudsperson for the Office of the Self-Determination Program Ombudsperson at the Department for Developmental Services.  Ms. Hornberger started at DDS in September 2021 after 20 years at Disability Rights California.  There she was the Director of three programs:  the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy which provided direct representation to regional center clients, the Work Incentives and Planning and Assistance unit which helped people with disabilities on public benefits engage in paid work and maintain their benefits as possible, and the Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance which helped people receiving social security benefits.  She also worked on legislation including the bill the created the Self-Determination Program in the regional center system.  At DDS, she has also opened the Office of the Ombudsperson and worked on appeals reform and conservatorship issues.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00

Description: Presentation by Katie Hornberger

Location:  ZOOM

RSVP to:  Daniel Franklin, PhD, at [email protected] or call (310) 571-1176

SIG meetings are open to all LACPA members.  Nonmembers wishing to attend may join LACPA by visiting our website www.lapsych.org


Contact: Daniel Franklin, PhD, at [email protected] or call (310) 571-1176