Services for School-Aged Children

Available Services for School-Aged Children


Many times our clients or parents/family members ask us for information on the services that are available. We have developed this list to provide you with an overview of these services. Please keep in mind that services are determined on an individualized basis. Services must be identified as needed on the Individual Person-Centered Plan (IPP), and provided in accordance with Harbor Regional Center service policies, which are posted on our website.

Some services are provided by publicly-funded community agencies, such as school districts, Medi-Cal, etc., and some are funded by HRC, after we have met the requirement of exploring all other possible funding sources.

We know that you want to understand the variety of services available, so that you can be a well-informed participant in the service planning process. Here is a list of some of the services and supports that are commonly recommended for school-age children (3-22) and their families.

Download a PDF version of the full list of services



Crisis Services to be Developed for HRC clients


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Family Training

Learning About Our Services: Age 3 years and older

New Family Orientation

We want to welcome you to the Harbor Regional Center and assure you that we are here to support you.  We look forward to seeing you on Zoom, at our New Family Orientation so that you can learn more about our role and how we can support you.

You can expect to:

  • Learn how HRC staff will support you in navigating the Regional Center system
  • Learn what HRC services and supports are available to help you and your family
  • Obtain answers to your questions about HRC, our staff and our services

Choose from the following dates:

Family Training

Accessing Services that Support Mental Health and Social-Emotional Growth

for Regional Center Children and Adolescents

Presented by Owen Fudim, Ph.D., HRC Consulting Psychologist

We will cover the basic tools needed to assemble a comprehensive package of services related to mental health, for your child.   Examples of these services include counseling, psychiatry, school counseling, language therapy, APE, and social skills training. 

Topics will include:


Services That HRC Purchases

From Programs and Clinicians in the Community

After-School Care

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.


Services Provided by HRC Staff

Assessment and Consultation

Your Service Coordinator may arrange for a meeting with one of HRC’s specialists, or an multi-disciplinary team, to evaluate your child’s needs and provide you with consultation. Assessment and consultation may assist in providing or clarifying a diagnosis, determining what type of services and supports are needed, identifying family health and mental health needs, supporting eligibility for a publicly funded benefit, etc.


Child Development Information

These links from the CDC can provide you with information on developmental milestones for middle childhood years, and positive parenting tips. 

Blog Department of Developmental Services

Participant-Directed Services

Summary of Frequently Asked Questions for Self-Advocates and Families About Participant-Directed Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Regional centers can pay for more types of services using the Participant Directed Services model so that individuals and families have more choice and flexibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) explain Participant-Directed Services and how they may help individuals and families during COVID-19.


What Are Alternative & Participant Directed Services?

On August 31, 2020, as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued a state directive allowing regional center-funded services to be provided in alternative ways. Alternative services may be an option for our clients, to make sure that your individual needs continue to be met.

Alternative services are a way to continue to fund service provider resources, so that they and their direct staff workforce remain available to serve you. The Department of Developmental Services also wants to make sure that California can continue to receive federal funding to support regional center services.


Aaron keeps his benefits

Aaron’s mother had an unfortunate surprise recently, when the Social Security Administration suspended Aaron’s benefits.

Aaron’s family had had a one-time increase in income, and reported it correctly to the IRS, but when the SSA received the tax-related information they accidentally calculated his future income incorrectly.