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.
Each piece of content has been rigorously researched, edited, and vetted to bring you the latest and most up-to-date information. Learn more about our content and research process here.
A Navigator is your Partner at each turn
Every Undivided Navigator has years of experience supporting families raising kids with disabilities or parenting their own. Partner with an Undivided Navigator for a free Kickstart to learn first hand what support feels like!
Expert-driven content, guidance, and solutions.
Member events and office hours with real answers, plus access to our private parents' group.
Priority to begin a free Kickstart of the Undivided Support System with a dedicated Navigator.
“It’s so helpful to have one place that you can go to get many answers.”–Leeza Woodbury, with Navigator Kelly since 2020