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Services in the Early Start Program

Services in the Early Start Program

Each eligible child will be assigned a Service Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of early intervention services. Eligible children and their families may receive a variety of early intervention services. Services for young children are...
Who is Eligible for Early Start?

Who is Eligible for Early Start?

1. Children with a development delay of 33% in one or more of the following areas of development:  • Social — emotions, interacting with others  • Adaptive — daily activities such as eating and dressing  • Physical — large and small movements  • Communication —...
Transition: Who will be there?

Transition: Who will be there?

Who will be there? To assist with a discussion about special education, a representative from your local school district may be invited to the transition meeting to explain the various options and eligibility criteria. Your Service Coordinator will help explain...
Special Education Eligibility

Special Education Eligibility

Your child may be eligible for special education. Your child’s disability must impact her or his school performance. If your child is eligible, a plan for education should be in place by age 3. There is a wide range of services available depending on your child’s...
Regional Center Eligibility

Regional Center Eligibility

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...