For working parents of children who are in school, and are not able to receive care from typical day care resources, HRC may provide day care support in a typical day care setting or in home, or care in a specialized care program, after school or during extended school breaks.
Behavior services are available to assist parents/caregivers to apply principles of behavior intervention, and teach new skills using individualized and practical examples. Courses for parents, children and teenagers provide opportunities to improve socialization and safety in the community.
Interpreter and Translator Services
HRC may provide interpretation of spoken communication at meetings with HRC, and translation of written communication (Individual Person-Centered Plan), from English into the primary language of the client/family.
Medical, Dental and Nursing Services
To meet medical, dental, and nursing needs for clients who do not have other health care resources such as private insurance or Medi-Cal, assistance may be provided as needed. A nursing assessment or in-home nursing care may be provided to support the family in meeting special health care needs.
Medical Equipment and Supplies
HRC may provide assessment of medical needs, and provide assistance in identifying community resources such as Medi-Cal. If such resources are not available, we may contribute to the purchase of supplies and equipment, such as a wheelchair, specialized bed, etc.
Temporary relief from care and supervision may be provided to parents or other primary caregivers for clients with significant self-care deficits, ongoing medical needs, or behavioral challenges. Respite services are provided in the client/family home, by staff of home care agencies. In family-directed respite, family members may refer trusted friends or relatives to be employed by the Home Care agency, to provide respite care for your family member. Out-of-home respite care may be provided in a licensed home setting, if available
Social Skills Training for Children and Teens
This service is currently provided for school-aged children (four to 12 years) and teens (12-17 years) who meet certain criteria, for the development and practice of social skills, and to support participation in integrated community settings and activities. The program will include parent participation in support of their child or teen’s development, including the planning of opportunities to practice skills in the community. Please check with your Service Coordinator to see if your child may be eligible.
Therapy Programs – Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavioral Health Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
If your child needs individual therapies or behavioral health treatment services for the treatment of autism, these will typically be provided by the school as part of the total educational program. If additional services outside of the school program are considered medically necessary, your Service Coordinator can guide you in obtaining a prescription from your doctor, and obtaining these services through your private health insurance plan or through Medi-Cal. The regional center may also assist families with funding to cover deductibles, co-insurance or co-payments, when a private health insurance plan is providing coverage for such services, and the family qualifies based upon limited income.
Based upon individual/family needs and abilities, HRC can help to connect families to appropriate transportation services in the community, such as public transportation, community paratransit services, etc. HRC also offers transportation support, when this is needed to allow the client or parent to participate in informational presentations by HRC or a service identified on the Individual Person-Centered Plan.
See Services in Transition to Adulthood