Am I Eligible?
Who Do We Serve?
Harbor Regional Center provides services to individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other conditions that are found to be closely related to intellectual disability or to require the same kinds of services.
The condition must have occurred before the age of 18, be likely to continue indefinitely, and constitute a “substantial” disability for the person.
A disability is “substantial” if it affects three or more of seven major life areas (for example, a person’s ability to communicate or to learn).
The regional center also provides services to infants and toddlers between birth and 36 months of age who have a need for early intervention services, and who meet criteria in one of the following categories:
Infants And Toddlers
We also serve infants and toddlers with Developmental Delays, or that have High Risk or Established Risk Conditions which are known to have a high probability of resulting in developmental delay or disability.
- These babies show a significant difference between the infant or toddler's level of functioning and the expected level of development for his or her age;
- These delays are seen in one or more of the following developmental areas: cognitive, physical (fine motor, gross motor, vision, and hearing), communication, social or emotional, or adaptive.
- Restored Early Start Eligibility Criteria effective January 2015
- Early Start Services at Harbor Regional Center (includes referral form for pediatricians, therapists, etc.)
- Servicios para la primera infancia (Early Start)
- Reasons For Concern (English)
- Motivos de Preocupacion (Spanish)
- Hand in Hand
- California Department of Developmental Services "What Is Early Start?" information page
Finally, we provide prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling services to pregnant women who are believed to be at risk of giving birth to a child with a developmental disability.