This category includes speech and language therapy, occupational
therapy, physical therapy and infant development programs.
Parent educational programs and groups led by therapists help
parents learn techniques that families can use to work with
their child at home, and promote their child’s development.
If a child needs individual therapies, or behavioral health
treatment services for the treatment of autism, and these are
considered medically necessary, the Service Coordinator can
guide the family in obtaining a prescription from their doctor,
and obtaining these services through their private health
insurance plan or through Medi-Cal. The regional center may
assist families with funding to cover deductibles, co-insurance
or co-payments for medically necessary therapies and treatments,
when a private health insurance plan is providing coverage for
such services, and the family qualifies based upon limited