Can I get extra respite or specialized supervision hours from Regional Center when my child is home from school for the summer?
Parents who already receive respite and/or specialized supervision hours may be able to get those hours increased during the summer, but the important thing is to show Regional Center how the extra services would help you meet your child’s needs. For example, if both parents work full-time, they can request extra hours for day care or supervision during the summer when their child is not at school or ESY.
All Regional Centers handle hours a bit differently, so you’ll want to check the service standards on your local Regional Center’s website. However, summer supervision hours typically amount to four hours for each weekday that school is not offered (excluding federal holidays), since district-funded ESY usually only covers a portion of the summer.
For more information, check out How to Get the Most Out of Regional Center This Summer.