WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A CENTER ASSESSMENT
The Diagnostic Center will provide those families living more than 50 miles from our Center with nearby motel accommodations at no cost to you or your school district. The Diagnostic Center is only providing lodging to the student and up to two adults who accompany the student to the Diagnostic Center; all other expenses are the responsibility of the parents/guardians. Therefore, we do not pay for your use of the phone, room service, taxis, in room movies, etc. These motel accommodations are at the Best Western Monterey Park Inn located in Monterey Park, California. The Best Western Monterey Park Inn is approximately 2.3 miles from the Diagnostic Center and is located at 420 N. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754, (626) 289-5090. All rooms feature double queen beds, individualized-controlled heating/air conditioning, mini-refrigerators and complimentary continental breakfast.
Families living within 50 miles or less of the Diagnostic Center are asked to commute daily. The motel is for use by long distance travelers.
Our Admissions Offices will be notifying you at least a month in advance of your scheduled date of appointment. At this time, arrangements will be made for those parent(s) qualifying for housing at the Best Western Monterey Park Inn. Housing is provided only for the parent(s) and the child to be tested. We do not house extended family members. Once arrangements have been made, and there is a change of the attending parent(s), you are to notify our Admissions Office.
Those families that qualify for motel accommodations will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner at no charge. Families qualifying for motel accommodations will be picked up on Monday morning at 7:45 a.m. Please be outside the motel lobby at 7:45 a.m. Breakfast and lunch (PDF; 11KB; 1p.) will be provided at our Center. You will be given voucher tickets for dinner at the Souplantation. Also, you will drive your car to dinner at the Souplantation located approximately 2.2 miles from the motel. Meals are not provided on Sundays. If you wish, you may make your own plans for meals. That is, you may decide to eat at any of the fast food or other restaurants located in our vicinity. If you select this option you are responsible for paying for your meals. The only meals paid for by the Diagnostic Center are as designated.
When do I check in and register at the Best Western Monterey Park Inn?
In most cases our assessment services begin on Monday morning at the Diagnostic Center. Therefore, parents have two options for check-in times at the motel:
1) You may arrive and check-in at the Best Western Monterey Park Inn on Sunday after 2:00 p.m. We do not provide any meals on Sunday. Best Western Monterey Park Inn, 420 N. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626) 289-5090
2) You may arrive at the Diagnostic Center on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. If this is your option, you will not check-in and register at the Best Western Monterey Park Inn until Monday afternoon. If you decide to arrive Monday morning, you will need to arrive at the Diagnostic Center no later than 8:00 a.m. for an orientation meeting with our Nurse.
When checking out of your motel room , please remember to return your keys to the front desk. Check out time is 12:00 p.m.
Note: Parents may choose to drive themselves in their own private vehicles between the motel and the Diagnostic Center.
What if I don’t have a car?
If you were dropped off at the motel, we will arrange for you to be transported to dinner. Our driver (Ken Jones) will take you to the Souplantation. You will have approximately 1 hour for dinner. Following dinner, you will be transported back to your motel room. We will transport you between the hotel and the Center in our van.
What parking arrangements are available at the Diagnostic Center?
At the Diagnostic Center, ample parking is provided at no charge to you.