Appearances and Interviews
From time to time, RCOC will be invited to participate in conversations with members of the media to share information about certain topics related to regional center services and developmental disabilities in general.
Below is a listing of a few interviews and appearances.
Orange County Register
Column featured new RCOC board members Bruce Hall and Jacqueline Nguyen,
Orange County Register
Column featured RCOC’s Spotlight Award recipients
KCAL News and CBS Los Angeles
News segments about RCOC’s annual Spotlight Awards
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Article about eligibility criteria for developmental disability services and how they may differ, by RCOC’s executive director, Larry Landauer, https://reader.mediawiremobile.com/epmagazine/issues/208437/viewer?page=35
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Well + Good
Article about effective self-care for people on the autism spectrum, including information from RCOC’s clinical director, Bonnie Ivers, M.A., Psy.D.,
Sean Le TV on YouTube
This Vietnamese and English-language channel featured interviews with RCOC’s executive director, Larry Landauer, and RCOC’s Cultural Specialist, Kaitlynn Truong about RCOC’s history, programs, services, eligibility, and other current topics.
Exceptional Parent Magazine, article about tips for holiday gift shopping for kids with special needs, by RCOC’s clinical director Bonnie Ivers, M.A., Psy.D., https://reader.mediawiremobile.com/epmagazine/issues/208263/viewer?page=22
Parents.com, article about tips for holiday gift shopping for kids with special needs, including RCOC’s clinical director Bonnie Ivers, M.A., Psy.D., https://www.parents.com/an-age-by-age-guide-to-sensory-toys-6891956
Little Saigon TV, segment about developmental screening and Early Start, featuring RCOC’s executive director Larry Landauer and RCOC’s cultural specialist Kaitlyn Truong, https://littlesaigontv.com/chuong-trinh/lstv-kien-thuc-y-khoa-gia-dinh-xa-hoi/
Spectrum News 1, segment about developmental screening and RCOC’s cultural specialist Kaitlynn Truong, https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-east/health/2022/09/08/regional-center-hosting-free-developmental-screenings-across-oc
La Opinion, article about RCOC’s back to school free backpack event, https://laopinion.com/2022/07/30/familias-de-escasos-recursos-y-con-hijos-especiales-reciben-mochilas-gratis/
Los Angeles Times: Autism advocate earns independence and full-time employment at Kaiser Permanente, Irvine: Alex Zavala, RCOC’s 2022 Self-Advocate Spotlight Award honoree is featured in this story on his job and experience with the Project SEARCH internship program. RCOC’s Associate Director of Employment, Arturo Cazares provides information about employment for people with developmental disabilities.
March 29, 2022
PreemieWorld: The Benefits of Early Intervention: Jenny Reyes-McCormick, Senior Editor, PreemieWorld/ Operations Manager, Alliance for Black NICU Families sits down with RCOC’s Executive Director Larry Landauer to discuss Early Intervention services
March 25, 2022
Ability Beast Talk with Wayed Kabir: Interview with RCOC’s Clinical Director Dr. Bonnie Ivers and Renee Pantangco, a participant in RCOC’s Healthy Life, Happy Life Program.
October 24, 2021
Ability Beast Talk with Wayed Kabir: Interview with RCOC’s Clinical Director Dr. Bonnie Ivers and RCOC’s Clinical Consultant Dr. Sam Ho about RCOC’s Healthy Life, Happy Life Program
August 24, 2021
Little Saigon TV with Julie Diep, Our Community Health and Education Show: Interview with RCOC’s Executive Director Larry Landauer
OC Talk Radio: Interview with RCOC’s Executive Director Larry Landauer
June 26, 2021
Ability Beast Talk with Wayed Kabir: Interview with RCOC’s Executive Director Larry Landauer
April 25, 2021
Người Việt Daily News: Free developmental delay check-ups for children in Orange County
May 15, 2021
Người Việt Daily News: RCOC continues to examine children for symptoms of developmental delay
July 22, 2021
Autism Parenting Magazine: Interview/Column with RCOC Board Member Chinh Nguyen
Parenting OC Magazine’s April edition: Special Needs Issue includes RCOC Parent Board Member Chinh Nguyen in its feature article, Meeting the Challenge: The pandemic creates unique obstacles for special needs families (pp. 18-21).
July 26, 2021
La Opinion Newspaper: Notebooks and backpacks, a back-to-school aid; RCOC’s back-to-school free backpack giveaway
April 28, 2021
Romper: How To Tell If Your Baby’s Behavior Is A Sign of Stimming – Article including quotes from RCOC’s Clinical Director Bonnie Ivers, PsyD
March 14, 2021
La Opinion Newspaper: Latino receives award for his work with people with special conditions – Article features RCOC’s Spotlight Awards recipient Luis Banuelos and RCOC’s Associate Director of Employment Arturo Cazares
February 25, 2021
Orange County Register: Aprons become pandemic enterprise for young men with autism – Article includes quotes from RCOC’s Associate Director of Employment Arturo Cazares