California Seeks Your Input for Information Packet
Are there things you wish you knew when you first learned about regional centers or Early Start?
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) needs your help to create two information packets for families entering the regional center system. One packet will be about services for babies and toddlers (ages 0-3) and the other about services provided under the Lanterman Act. Both packets will be the same for all 21 regional centers.
DDS has asked the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (USC UCEDD CHLA) to collect suggestions from a diverse group of families. They are doing this two ways: a quick, online, 7-question survey and a series of small focus-group discussions.
We encourage everyone to share “what they wish they knew” when they started regional center or Early Start services by completing this quick survey:
DDS wants to make sure the information in these two packets is easy to understand and useful for families, including families who may not speak English at home. We encourage everyone to share “what they wish they knew” when they started regional center or Early Start services by completing the survey (add link to page with all survey language options) or applying for one of the focus group.