Family Members


Alta California Regional Center is committed to providing clients and their family members with the information and resources they need to make informed choices.


Planning Services Together

As family members, self care and staying healthy are essential to caring for a person with a developmental disability, along with having the right supports in place. Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) clients will have a designated Service Coordinator to facilitate the planning process. The Service Coordinator, and the client encompass the Planning Team, which often includes parents, caregivers, and family members.


Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are part of the Early Intervention Program (ages 0-3). Staffed by families of children with special needs, family resource centers offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services. They offer support services and resources which may include newsletters, resource libraries, websites, parent-to-parent groups, sibling support groups, and information and referral for parents and professionals; some resources may be available in multiple languages. 


What is a Developmental Disability?

Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and Autism

The term “Developmental Disabilities” applies to a whole group of conditions that may cause physical, learning, language, or behavioral impairment. According to the CDC, about one in six children in the United States have “one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays.” These conditions begin before the age of 18, have an impact on daily life, and generally last throughout a person’s life.