HRC Booklets Online
Most HRC publications are available for you to read on-line. Printed copies of booklets are also available in the HRC Resource and Assistive Technology Center.
History and Background of Regional Centers
Read About the History of Developmental Services in California.
Read about the Regional Center system Partners in Lifelong Support
Read about our mission and core values: Planning for the 21st Century
Working With Our Families/Getting Started With HRC
- Harbor Regional Center serves people with developmental disabilities is our introductory brochure. In Spanish
- Early Start Services at Harbor Regional Center
- Applicant Information welcomes new applicants to Harbor Regional Center and explains our application and assessment process.
- A Parent Guide to Psychological Assessment is for new applicants and others who may be scheduled for psychological testing.
- Your Child's Diagnosis - Making the Pieces Fit is about understanding diagnostic information.
- Parents' Guide To Autism provides an overview on the diagnosis of autism, and autism treatments.
- A Key To Your Future- For Families is a booklet for Understanding the Individual Person-Centered Planning process, for clients through age 17.
- Planning for Your Child's Future - a workbook for families to assist in preparing for individual/family service planning.
- A Key To Your Future - for Adults explains your Individual and Family Service Plan for HRC clients over 18.
Una Clave Para Su Futuro
- Planning for Your Future is a booklet for adults to help you prepare for your planning meeting.
- Family Support - this booklet describes the many types of support for HRC families.
Ages and Stages: Information for Various Turning Points in Your Child's Life
- Hand In Hand provides a guide to early Intervention services at HRC.
- Learning in Everyday Places reviews the benefits of early intervention services provided in environments where children without disabilities typically spend their time.
- Moving On At Age Three offers a guide to the transition from early intervention services, to programs which serve children over age 3.
- Team Up With Your Schools is a handbook to help you work collaboratively with your public school district when your child is receiving special education services.
- Transition to Adulthood explores the move from adolescent to adulhood, including planning, resource options, and more.
- Conservatorship provides information about types of conservatorships that assign decision making rights to caretakers of people with disabilities, and what alternatives may be available to achieve the same kinds of protections and supports.
- Special Needs Trust: A Guide For Parents describes a type of legal arrangement that a family may make for a son or daughter with a disability that provides financial support for the child throughout is lifetime.
Making It Happen: Services and Supports
- How To Access Behavioral Health Treatment Services From Private Health Insurance, for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders provides information for parents on laws regarding insurance coverage of medically necessary services for autism, and how to access these services.
- Requesting Coverage From A Health Plan For Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy For A Child provides guidance for parents who seek coverage from the health insurance plan of medically necessary therapy for their child.
- Parent Training on Behavior Management helps parents to understand behavior management principles and how they can help you in parenting your child with special needs.
- Let's Talk about Respiteexplains how in-home respite services can benefit families. (this booklet has been revised due to legislative changes made in 2009 impacting respite care services).
- In-Home Nursing Care Services offers guidelines for family members whos special health needs may require in-home health services.
- UPDATED: Supplemental Security Income Benefits (all ages) and Is My Child Eligible for SSI? provide information about social security income for people with disabilities
- Living On Your Own provides a guide to supported living services
- A Partnership That Works provides information about Supported Work services, and how they provide support for both employers and for adult workers with developmental disabilities.
- In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is another very important in home support resource for people with disabilities of all ages.
IHSS Service Preparation Worksheet
- California Children's Services provides information about a state medical benefits program for children with certain physical or medical conditions.
- UPDATED: What is Medi-Cal? A Booklet for Families about medical benefits for children and adults, and who may be eligible.
- A Family's Guide to the Appeal Process - For Regional Center clients from birth to 36 months and
- A Family's Guide to the Appeal Process for Regional Center clients age 3 and older.