What to Expect from Regional Center’s Intake and Assessment Process
How to prepare for that initial phone call to Regional Center
What to expect from Regional Center's intake appointment
What to expect from Regional Center assessments
If an assessment is needed, it must be completed within 60 to 120 days of your initial contact. (For early intervention services, the entire process of assessment, eligibility determination, and development of the service plan must take place within 45 days.)
Typically, the assessments will take place in your home. Depending on what concerns you have about your child’s development, there may be multiple assessments performed by various providers during the evaluation period, including a developmental assessment as well as evaluation for specific therapies like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Here’s what the RULA manual says about assessments: