To be eligible for Regional Center Services an individual must have a suspected or diagnosed Developmental Disability as per California Law and Regulation. A developmental disability is a condition attributable to:
- Intellectual Disability
- Cerebral Palsy
- Disabling conditions found to be closely related to intellectual disability or requiring treatment similar to.
Additionally, the disability must: Originate prior to the age of 18, continues or is expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial disability for the person. Substantial disability means significant functional limitation in three or more of the following areas of life activity: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity of independent living, economic self-sufficiency. A developmental disability does not include other handicapping conditions that are solely physical in nature, solely psychiatric in nature and solely learning disabilities.
To determine the applicant’s eligibility, South Central Los Angeles Regional Center will complete an intake assessment which may include collection of historical diagnostic information, such as medical records, school records, prior psychological testing as well as provision of diagnostic evaluation (s) if indicated. The applicant’s information is confidential and will only be released with your written consent. Please be informed that the evaluation process cannot begin prior to receipt of your written consent. Eligibility determination may take up to 120 days.
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Please have supporting Medical and Educational documentation of the applicant handy, you'll be able to submit it towards the end of this application (PDF or Picture from your phone). We encourage you to submit supporting documentation along with this application in order to expedite the process, but it's not required in order to submit an application.
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