Elizabeth Barrios Gomez
Elizabeth is a parent and a dedicated advocate. She is committed to working tirelessly to impact change within underserved communities through advocacy, training, and empowerment. She is a graduate of the California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (CA-LEND) Program at USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as well as a graduate of the West Side Regional Center Partners in Policymaking Team of Advocates. Elizabeth is also a member of the Local Advisory Committee on Self Determination for Westside Regional Center and an Ambassador for Disability Voices United. Her Advocating efforts are most recently as the founder of the Community Outreach Integrators/Integradoras Program addressing Disparities within the California Regional Center System. She was also instrumental in creating and co-founding the Integrated Community Collaborative (ICC). A collaboration of Community Groups of Parents and Self-Advocates who help the ID/DD Community through cultural relevance and integration. Elizabeth received her B.S. from Woodbury University and lives in West Los Angeles with her husband Fernando and their sons, Oscar Antonio, who has Down Syndrome, and Diego Antonio.
A mother of three children and two of them have autism. As a manager and co-founder of the ICC I lead the Integradora team in the San Fernando Valley. I amdedicated to helping families navigate systems like the Regional Centers and have been doing so for over 13 years.
A mother of three children and two of them have autism. As a manager and co-founder of the ICC
I am dedicated to helping families navigate systems like the Regional Centers and have been doing so for over 14 years.
I joined the ICC Integradoras in August 2019 but have been supporting my son for 16 years. I'm an attorney and community organizer. Helping our community is what I love to do and I am currently the local Manager and lead the Integradora team in assisting family in the Antelope Valley.
After retiring from teaching and school administration in 2007, my life found a purpose when I became an ICC integradora in 2018. As the local Manager I lead the Integradora team and we work tirelessly to help the IDD community in the VMRC catchment area.