Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) is a
private, non-profit corporation working under contract
with the State of California, Department of Developmental
Services, to provide services to persons, age three and
above, with a developmental disability pursuant to the
ACRC also provides services to infants and toddlers, between
birth and 36 months, who have a need for early intervention
services and who meet the eligibility criteria for the
California Early Start program.
In California, as in other states, large institutions dominated
the service system for people with developmental disabilities
through the first half of the 20th century. Public-funded
community services were limited, and out-of-home care in large
public and private institutions was typically the only service
Alta California Regional Center (ACRC), like all regional
centers, is funded by the state of California, specifically
through the State Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
ACRC is a private-nonprofit corporation which operates under an
annual contract with the DDS. All of the regional center funds
come from your tax dollars.
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