Diagnoses that may qualify a person for Regional Center services include the following developmental disabilities:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Intellectual Disability
- Conditions closely related to, or that require treatment similar to, that required for an intellectual disability
In addition, to qualify for Regional Center services, a person’s developmental disability must:
- capacity for independent living
- economic self-sufficiency
This definition does not include any handicapping condition that is solely psychiatric, solely a learning disability or solely physical in nature. Regional Center eligibility criteria is defined by law, in Section 4512 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.
In addition to meeting eligibility criteria, to qualify for services through Westside Regional Center, the individual must reside in our service area. If the child lives outside of our service area, you can find the individual’s local Regional Center using the DDS Regional Center Lookup or the Regional Center Listings.
If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit our Intake Process section to learn how to apply for services.