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It is the philosophy of the Regional Center that each client shall be provided with opportunities to participate in everyday living experiences that permit development to the highest potential.


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The San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families that are based on individual needs and supports their independence.


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The San Diego Regional Center advocates for opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to maximize potential and to experience full inclusion in all areas of community life.


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The San Diego Regional Center

The San Diego Regional Center is one of 21 Regional Centers for persons with developmental disabilities in the State of California. These centers were originally established to assist persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in locating and developing services and programs within their communities.

These original centers were established in 1965 under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Frank Lanterman. The Lanterman Act became effective in 1969 and established the statewide Regional Center network. The Legislation later expanded the populations served to include persons with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other disabling conditions similar to intellectual disabilities.

The San Diego Regional Center was the third Regional Center established in California. It serves people living within the geographic boundaries of San Diego and Imperial counties.

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The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities Request for Proposal (RFP) Cycle II is now open! Through a competitive process, the FDD will award start-up funding for programs to assist people with developmental disabilities and their families in San Diego and Imperial counties. Submissions are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014. For more information, or to apply visit: foundationfordd.org/events.

The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities assists individuals living with a developmental disability like cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or intellectual disabilities, to face many challenges in the course of learning, working, and living in the community. Visit our website at www.foundationfordd.org for more information.