Regional Centers (RCs)

October 25, 2015 - Less than a minute read

These private, non-profit corporations, contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide points of contact with the community. The regional center system was established by, and is governed by the Lanterman Act. The regional centers provide intake services, case management, purchase of services in accordance with a consumer’s IPP, develop and oversee new and existing programming, and advocate for persons with developmental disabilities. There are a total of twenty-one regional centers throughout California. The regional centers also provide case management for children in the early start program