You may be eligible for one of three categories of services.
Harbor Regional Center provides services for infants and
toddlers with developmental delays or at risk of developmental
disability, children and adults with a diagnosed developmental
disability, and pregnant women who are in need of prenatal
diagnosis and counseling.
During our intake process, we provide assessment and diagnosis to
help determine whether you or your family member may have one of
these eligible conditions.
Services for Infants And Toddlers
If you or your doctor believe that your baby’s development is
delayed, help is available at Harbor Regional Center in our Early
Start Program. The Early Start Program, provides services and
supports for infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months, and their
families. The Early Start Program is coordinated in California by
regional centers and public school districts.
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,
How will I know if my infant or toddler may have a
developmental delay or disability?
Services for Children and Adults with a Developmental Disability
If you have been diagnosed with, or if you believe that you
may have a intellectual or developmental disability , you may
contact us to apply for regional center services. Developmental
disabilities include intellectual
disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and another
condition that is closely related to intellectual
disability or require the same kinds of services.
To qualify for regional center services the condition must have
occurred before the age of 18, be likely to continue
indefinitely, and constitute a “substantial” disability for the
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).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.
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. You may have been referred to the
regional center to receive this service if it is not available to
you through your health care plan.
Harbor Regional Center provides free intake and assessment
services for individuals who live in the HRC service area, and
who are believed to have a developmental disability. The intake
or application process is specialized according to whether the
age of the applicant is between birth and 36 months, or 3 years