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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 areĀ basedĀ 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) The Future is in Our Hands! – The development services system that affects so many lives needs to be rebuilt, and we need your help to do it! Your advocacy matters. Click Here for more information about “Rebuilding the Lanterman Promise.”

2) Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Center at 12:00 p.m. on January 13, 2015, at the Mission Valley Marriott. Our special guest speaker will be Santi J. Rogers, the newly appointed Director of the Department of Developmental Services. Lunch is served during the annual meeting, the cost is $30 per person. We look forward to seeing you there. Please complete a registration form if you would like to attend.

3) 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.

Please go to the Foundation Website for more information about current events.