How do I apply for Regional Center services?

Parent Question
Feb. 2, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

When you reach out to your Regional Center, an intake counselor or service coordinator will gather some basic information from you and send you an application form to complete. After your Regional Center receives the completed application form, the intake counselor will call and make an appointment to meet with you. Within fifteen days, the intake counselor will meet with you to learn about your child’s developmental history. The intake staff will look at your paperwork and any existing evaluations to determine whether they need to conduct their own assessment of your child to determine eligibility. If your child is eligible, a counselor assigned to work with you will contact you within thirty days to schedule a meeting to develop your child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for Early Start or Individualized Program Plan (IPP) for children ages three and older.

For a more detailed walk-through of how to apply, check out our article How to Get Started with Regional Center.

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