Regional Center

People with disabilities in California have a right to services that help them live independent, normal lives. In order to provide these services, the California Department of Developmental Services contract with non-profit corporations called Regional Centers. The purpose of Regional Centers is to provide state services and support to people with disabilities living within a specific local area. In order to be eligible, the local regional center will test, diagnose and assess the potential client. Once established as qualified, the client will then be assigned a case manager/service coordinator whom he/she will go to for information and assistance in finding and obtaining desired services.

Commonly Provided Services Include:

  • Individual Program Planning (IPP)
  • Individual Education Planning (IEP)
  • Respite Care
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • In-Home Support Services (IHSS)

For more information, visit http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/Home.cfm

Local Regional Centers:

Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (Eastern LA county including Alhambra and Whittier) – http://www.elarc.org/J/

San Gabriel/Pomona Regional (Eastern LA county including El Monte, Monrovia, Pomona and Glendora) – http://www.sgprc.org/default.html

Regional Center of Orange County – http://www1.rcocdd.com/content/

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center – http://www.lanterman.org/

 

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