Regional Center Early Intervention (Ages 0–3)

Regional Center Early Intervention (Ages 0–3)



If your child is under age three, they may qualify for early intervention and other services from your local Regional Center. Read on to learn more about eligibility, how these programs can benefit your infant or toddler, and how to handle an appeal if you're initially denied Regional Center services.

When should my child start early intervention therapies?

Because so many developmental milestones happen in the first three years of life, it’s important to start evaluations and therapies as soon as you have concerns. Regional Center helps fund early intervention therapies for children under age three who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk for, developmental delays or developmental disabilities. (You can learn more about eligibility and services in this article.) You can self-refer to Regional Center if you have concerns about your child’s development, or your child’s medical provider may make the referral.



When should my child start early intervention therapies?

Who provides early intervention services?

What is an Individualized Family Service Plan?

How do I appeal a Regional Center denial for early intervention services?

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