Publications and Brochures

Below you will find links to various publications and brochures that provide information for our clients and families. Updates will be made to this sections as new items become available.


Self-Determination Program

What is the Self-Determination Program?

In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program (SDP), which is providing regional center clients and their families with a new option. As authorized in Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4685.8, “the Self-Determination Program is a voluntary delivery system consisting of a mix of services and supports, selected and directed by a participant through person-centered planning, in order to meet the objectives in his or her Individual Program Plan (IPP).


Resources for Families

The regional center is a key point of contact for families with a family member who has a developmental disability, however there are many other resources available to help families navigate this experience. Links to several of of these resources are listed below.  If you know of a good resource to add to our list, please contact us through your Service Coordinator. 


Resources for Clients

The resources listed here are specific to clients, and may be helpful for families and professionals.  They consist of links to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Client corner, links to publications developed by DDS’s Client Advisory Committee, resources to help clients ensure their rights are protected, and much more.  Take a look!


Generic Resources and Natural Supports

ACRC develops an individualized plan for each eligible client that identifies what services and supports will be needed to help meet desired outcomes. This is important to understand because while ACRC is committed to helping clients and/or their family achieve their goals, by law, ACRC must exhaust other funding sources, which are referred to as generic resources and natural supports, prior to paying for any services.  Funding questions can sometimes be complex. Your Service Coordinator will support the client and/or family in navigating these areas. 


Resources and Information for End of Life Planning

We understand that planning for end of life isn’t something often thought about. But it is important to have a plan in place. Things to consider:

  • Where to receive medical services when nearing end of life
  • How to be cared for
  • To whom or where personal belongings go to
  • Funeral and burial
  • How to be remembered

Additionally, it may be difficult to navigate these conversations. A great place to start is with the Conversation Guide


Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Grant

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) received Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds for Fiscal Years 2011-2012 through 2013-2014. Funding allows regional centers to develop and oversee innovative projects focusing on early intervention and treatment for children and adults.