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
A primary service that is provided by regional
centers is intake and assessment of individuals who may have
one of these eligible conditions. During this time we will review
any available diagnostic records you may have received
previously, and/or arrange for any needed assessments. Read
more about our application or “intake” process:
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.
The State of California has determined some circumstances for
which families may be required to pay a fee or share of the cost
for services received through the regional centers.
As of June 1, 2022, family fees are waived through the end of
Family Cost Participation Program
The Family Cost Participation Program (FCPP) is established for
the purpose of assessing a cost participation to parents of
children who receive three specific regional center services: day
care, respite, and/or camping.