Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
Regional centers can now pay for camping, social recreation, and other related services under the Lanterman Act. You can ask for these services now! This is a change in the law you can find in the California Welfare and Institutions Code, section 4648.5.
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.
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.
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.
The Lanterman Act is the California law that guarantees more than 300,000 people with developmental disabilities the right to services and supports they need to live a more independent and productive life...
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 about regional center services. Individualized Program Plans or IPPs list the regional center services you need to live how you want. This pub tells you about IPPs. It gives you an IPP planner to help you get ready for an IPP meeting. It tells you what to do if you do not agree with a regional center decision.
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.
These materials will help you prepare for your regional center hearing. This guide applies to regional center consumers who are 3 years old and older.
To get regional center services you have to meet a certain definition. If told you do not meet the definition, you can ask for a hearing. This pub is a step-by-step guide to help you with a hearing.
Self-determination means everyone should get what they need to have a good life. A good life includes family and independence. It also includes choice. This pub tells you about the program for regional center clients.
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 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.
Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) give medical and social services to older people. They must need nursing home care but can live at home with help. This pub tells you how to join PACE and what happens if a regional center client joins PACE. It tells you how to get more information about PACE.
This pub tells you about changes to the law in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The changes make it easier for people to live at home. One of the changes did this by giving people more help to stay at home.
This pub tells you when the regional center can pay for school services. It tells you what to do if you do not agree with a regional center decision.
This publication is a sample letter. It can help you ask the regional center for paper work in and to hold meetings in your native language.
This pub tells you how to get paper work and services from the regional center in your native language. It tells you about this when you or your child is over age three. It tells you what to do if you do not agree with a regional center decision.
This pub tells you how to get paper work and services from the regional center in your native language. It tells you about this when your child is under age three. It tells you what to do if you do not agree with a regional center decision.