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. 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 clients’s identified goals. Services and supports are developed by building upon a client’s natural support while maximizing the use of generic resources, as well as arranging to purchase identified services and supports. Goals, services and supports create the Individual Program Plan (IPP), which is unique to every client. ACRC supports service options that value clients as productive and contributing members in their community.

Topics discussed by the Planning Team can include:

  • Advocacy and Client’s Rights
  • Behavior Services
  • Future Planning
  • In-Home Respite Services
  • Living Options including Residential Placement
  • Navigating and Accessing Service Systems
  • Out of Home Respite Services
  • Parent/Caregiver Education and Conference Attendance
  • Resource Identification