The Lanterman Act defines eligibility for regional center services after three years of age. To qualify, your child must have a developmental disability that can be expected to continue indefinitely and is substantially disabling. Developmental disabilities that may qualify for services are an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy.
If your child is eligible, your Early Start Service Coordinator will arrange for your child’s case to be transferred to a Service Coordinator on the children’s team. Both Service Coordinators will meet with you to develop a new plan called the Individual Program Plan (IPP).