Regional Center Services

Our skilled and experienced lawyers provide many reasonable fee arrangements to assist individuals, parents and disabled individuals obtain regional center services. We also provide representation for Regional Center eligibility denial and appeals due to a reduction
in services.

The Lanterman Act outlines the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, how the regional centers and service providers can help these individuals, what services and supports they can obtain, how to use the individualized program plan to get needed services, what to do when someone violates the Lanterman Act, and how to improve
the system.

The twenty-one regional centers within the State of California provide a coordinated system for diagnosing individuals suspected of or having a developmental disability and helping people with these disabilities to make use of public and private services to meet their special needs (medical and dental, educational, recreational, vocational, social and emotional).

ELIGIBILITY:

The term developmental disability refers to a severe and chronic disability that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment that begins before an individual reaches adulthood. These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and disabling conditions closely related to intellectual disability or requiring similar treatment.

Other Conditions also known as Fifth Category:

Other Developmental Disabilities are those handicapping conditions similar to that require treatment (i.e., care and management) similar to that required by individuals with intellectual disability. This does not include handicapping conditions that are solely psychiatric or physical in nature. The handicapping conditions must occur before age 18, result in a substantial handicap, be likely to continue indefinitely, and involve brain damage or dysfunction. Examples of conditions might include intra-cranial neoplasms, degenerative brain disease or brain damage associated with accidents.

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APPEAL OF REGIONAL CENTER DENIALS:

If your regional center makes a decision a decision without our consent to reduce, terminate, or change services set forth in an individual program plan our office can represent you from start to completion of a fair hearing.

We assist you in preparing and filing the request for a fair hearing and for mediation. Fair hearings are presided over by hearing officers. Evidence and witnesses are presented because this is considered an administrative trial-like proceeding.

The time-lines for the initial request for fair hearing along with the provision of evidence and notification of witness are critical aspects of your case that if missed can impact the outcome of your appeal. We strongly recommend speaking with an attorney if you believe your rights have been violated.

REGIONAL CENTERS WE HAVE
OR DO REPRESENT CLIENTS:

Alta California Regional Center

Central Valley Regional Center

Far Northern Regional Center

Golden Gate Regional Center

Kern Regional Center

North Bay Regional Center

Regional Center of The East Bay

Redwood Coast Regional Center

San Andreas Regional Center

Valley Mountain Regional Center