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Children’s Services

The primary provider of services for school-aged children is the publicly funded educational system. In some situations, the planning team may determine that additional, non-educational services are needed to support a child and that Regional Center funding would be appropriate. Such services might include respite, behavioral services, supplemental daycare, or another service related to the child’s developmental disability.

A Public School Education
The primary provider of services for school-aged children with developmental disabilities is the publicly funded educational system. Children are entitled to free appropriate public education with non-disabled peers of similar ages. In some situations, the planning team may determine that additional, non-educational services are needed to support a child and that regional center funding would be appropriate. Such services might include respite, behavioral services, supplemental daycare, or another service related to the child’s developmental disability.

Payment for Services

There is no cost for evaluation, assessment and service coordination. Public or private health insurance is accessed for medically necessary therapy services

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Services Under Age Three

Early Start Services Services, supports and program options available for children under age three provide education and training for parents or caregivers in such areas as feeding, social adaptive development, positioning and communication. These options are provided...

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Age Three to 4.9 Years

Age Three to 4.9 Years Children with Special Education needs are entitled to a free public education at three years of age. Special Education Preschool Programs provided by school districts are designed specifically to meet the unique, intensive needs of individuals...

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Age 4.9 to 18 Years

Age 4.9 to 18 Years Public school programs are intended to include, but not be limited to, academic training; pre-vocational and vocational training; speech therapy; occupational therapy and/or physical therapy; transportation services; mobility training; adaptive...

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Age 16 to 22 Years

Age 16 to 22 Years Individuals in this age group are entitled to continue in public education if they have not yet completed their prescribed course of study or have not met proficiency standards. Tri-Counties Regional Center will collaborate with the person, family,...

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