The San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.


Assessments are provided during the Intake and Assessment period to establish eligibility for Regional Center services.

Individual Program Plan (IPP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

After an individual is found to be eligible for Regional Center services, a written plan is developed. This plan is called the Individual Program Plan (IPP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for children 0-3 years of age. Both include goals and objectives designed to meet client/family needs.

Case Management Services

The primary goal of the San Diego Regional Center is to provide support services that allow the client to live as independently as possible. To achieve this goal, service coordinators assist in securing needed services through community agencies, referral and/or purchase.

Purchase of Services

During the development of the IPP/IFSP, the planning team reviews all available community supports and may purchase services that are necessary and not available through other organizations. These may include:

  • Adult Day Programs
  • Behavioral Training
  • Independent Living Services
  • Infant Programs and Services
  • Licensed Residential Placement (parental reimbursement fees may be required for minors)
  • Respite Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living Services
  • Transportation to Work/Day Program

Community Services

SDRC Community Services staff provide public information, community education and develop needed resources.