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Read about the creation of the Regional Centers system in California, where each client is provided with opportunities to participate in everyday experiences and develop to their highest potential.

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.

YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED:

The San Diego Regional Center is out of compliance with the number of clients assigned to each service coordinator (caseload ratios) as required in the Lanterman Act. Please read the letter from Carlos Flores, SDRC Executive Director, which details the areas of non-compliance and requests your input on a draft plan of correction.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ARCA

1) Assemblymember Chris Holden is leading the charge to let service provider rates reflect local minimum wages. Can you join us in Sacramento on August 30th? – Cities and counties across the state are raising local minimum wages to help ensure workers can make ends meet. But there’s no simple way to raise rates for service providers.

Fortunately, a bill by Assemblymember Chris Holden will help fix that. If you can’t come in person, you can still call your Senator’s office, introduce yourself as a constituent, and say “I support AB 279, and I hope my Senator will, too.” Read more.

2) The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities – assists individuals living with a developmental disability (cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or intellectual disabilities) to face challenges in the course of learning, working and living in the community. Learn More