General I/DD Information
Supported living services (also called SLS) help people with disabilities live in their own home. This pub tells you about the sort of services you can get and who is eligible for them. It explains what to do if the regional center will not give them to you or changes them. It gives questions to ask when selecting someone to give you services. It tells you how to get help.
IHSS gives services to help you stay at home if you cannot take care of yourself because of your disability. This pub gives you details about what the county does to stop IHSS fraud. An example of IHSS fraud is when a provider bills for services they did not provide for you. This pub tells you what to do if you think the county is not doing it right or is discriminating against you.
Early Start is a program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. This pub explains a change in the law about using private insurance for Early Start services. If private insurance will not cover the service, the regional center can pay for it. This pub tells you what to do if the regional center wants to change your child’s services and where to get help.
Respite gives family members a break from caring for you and gives them time to do other things. The regional center pays for it. Sometimes the regional center may refuse to give you, stop or cutback respite. You can appeal this decision. This pub is a step-by-step guide to help you prepare for a regional center respite fair hearing.
This pub will help you find the services you need from the Regional Center. Read the 16 tips on how to you can get better help when using services from the Regional Center.
Early Start is a program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The law changed in 2015. This pub tells you about the changes. If your child is not eligible, this pub tells you what to do.
This pub tells you how to prove you need services from the regional center. There are ways to show you should get services. This pub tells you about the “fifth category.” It is for people with disabilities like or who need services like someone with an intellectual disability. It talks about laws, cases and other writings.
This pub tells you when the regional center can pay for insurance payments. It tells you the type of payments it can pay for. It tells you what to do if the regional center will not make the payments.
This pub tells you what to do if your insurance will not pay for a service you need. Services are things like behavioral services. It can also be occupational therapy or physical therapy. It tells you how to get help.