How do I request extra services from Regional Center for the summer?
Review your child’s IPP and make sure it has goals that support requesting summer services. If it doesn’t, call an IPP meeting to update the goals.
Think about the additional supports your child will need over the summer, including social-emotional, recreational, and physical activity needs, among others. Also consider what supports you will need because of the change in schedule (e.g., respite or day care). Then, think about what generic services are available, like ESY, community summer programs, etc. What’s available to help you make sure you can meet all your child’s needs? Make a list of where Regional Center can step in to fill some of the gaps in support. This could include funding for things like camp, art classes, or respite care.
Call your service coordinator as soon as possible to submit your request. Don't wait — things can take a while!
Continue to follow up about once a week.
Once your request is approved, ask your service coordinator what the next steps are.
If your request for summer services is denied, read our article about how to appeal a denial.
For more information, check out How to Get the Most Out of Regional Center This Summer.