Planning Services Together


Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) clients will have a designated Service Coordinator to facilitate the planning process. The Service Coordinator, along with the child and their family encompass the Planning Team. They work together to review options and once the options are agreed upon, the Service Coordinator puts services and supports in place to help meet the child’s identified goals. Goals, services and supports create the Individual Program Plan (IPP), which is unique to every client. The Planning Team develops services and supports by building upon the child’s natural supports, and maximizing the use of generic resources. The Service Coordinator arranges and helps the family, or caregiver, access referrals to supports that are identified in the IPP. The Service Coordinator also initiates Purchases of Service (POS) for Regional Center funded programs and services identified by the Planning Team. ACRC supports services that values clients as integrated and contributing members in their community, while maximizing their capacity for independence.

Topics discussed by the Planning Team can include:

  • Advocacy and Client’s Rights
  • Behavior Services
  • Day Care Assistance
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Educational Services provided by the School District
  • Healthy Relationships and Safe Life Classes
  • Incontinence Supplies
  • In-Home Respite Services
  • Medic Alert Identification
  • Navigating and Accessing Service Systems
  • Out of Home Respite Services
  • Parent/Caregiver Education and Conference Attendance

A Family Guide to Children’s Services in Multiple Languages