Department of Developmental Services Regional Centers
Regional Centers are 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Once an individual’s eligibility has been determined through the Intake process, service coordination and planning is initiated with the development of a person centered written plan. Services are individually determined and are provided to assist with opportunities to maximize consumers’ opportunities to live independent, productive, and satisfying lives as members of our community.
Regional Centers assist eligible consumers to apply and access other social service agencies and public benefit programs; and may provide funding for services. Some examples of services funded by Regional Center are: infant education; family support services such as respite and specialized day care; and community living arrangements such as residential care and supported living.
People with developmental disabilities are entitled to the same rights and protections as any other person under the laws of California and the Constitution of the United States. State law provides additional specific rights to people with developmental disabilities. These rights include, but are not limited to: treatment and rehabilitation services; dignity, privacy, and human care; education; to be free from harm; advocacy services; social integration and community participation. Regional Centers are committed to ensuring and protecting these civil, legal and service rights to which our consumers and applicants are entitled.
Galt Advocacy LLC works with you to leverage Regional Center services to best advantage, to apply for Regional Center services if needed, as well as utilize Regional Center to help you to receive IHSS and Protective Supervision if a hearing is needed. We work closely with the Regional Center to maximize your ability to receive support and services that will provide maximum benefit.