Danielle Alvarado 

Special Needs Consultant & Advocate




REGIONAL CENTER SELF DETERMINATION PROGRAM/PERSON CENTERED PLANNING/INDEPENDENT FACILITATOR: 562-805-7820


         I help create person centered plans. Our goal is to accurately describe the person, whether it’s you or a loved one, as well as the dreams for their future. Each year we will determine goals, which will move the person towards the life of their dreams. I will speak with you about yourself or about your loved one multiple times by phone. Opportunities for virtual meetings through FaceTime, Zoom, etc. will be available. I will typically perform in-person observations; the number is dependent on distance. In-person observations are not possible at this time due to Covid-19. We will increase the use of Zoom, FaceTime, phone consults and email.  In the end, we want to accurately depict the person in the plan and how you or they will achieve significantly increased independence, success and happiness.  I look forward to being an integral part of the journey to achieve the dream of your self-determined life or that of your loved one.  My goal is also to give you a gateway to making your dreams of the life you want for you or your loved one, become reality! focus on strengths not weaknesses. 


Please reach out by emailing me at [email protected] or through text or telephone at 562-805-7820




Legal Definition of a Facilitator:

            “Independent facilitator” means a person, selected and directed by the participant, who is not otherwise providing services to the participant pursuant to his or her IPP and is not employed by a person providing services to the participant. The independent facilitator may assist the participant in making informed decisions about the individual budget, and in locating, accessing, and coordinating services and supports consistent with the participant’s IPP”

          I am also a certified Independent Facilitator and my goal and roll is to seek, find, and secure all needed services that your loved one or self need, to allow you to fulfill your plan towards independence and happiness! As an Advocate for over 25 plus years, and a parent of four sons with ASD,  I have worked professionally and personally with  many of the same issues. There is not just one tool to write your dream PCP plan, it needs to be very personalized and very individualized. There is also not a set amount of hours that it can take to do your plan, I take my time to be extremely accurate and meet the needs and desires you have. You and your plan are my complete focus. I will  then work with you through the processs as your independent facilitator. As an  Advocate, seeking unmet needs and services, supports, and implementation is what I specialize in as an Advocate already  and I am committed to doing my absolute best to assist you to succeed and go on the journey with you. 

I look forward to working with you to fulfill your dreams of LIFE!! YOUR LIFE!!!