Intake & Eligibility
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Intake is a process to determine if an individual has a condition that meets the criteria for regional center eligibility. Westside Regional Center’s eligibility team reviews social, medical, psychological, and educational information to get a clear picture of the person. A diagnosis and an impact in overall functioning that is reasonably attributed to the eligible condition are required for eligibility. This information may come from outside sources and/or from interviews and testing. Below is an overview of the process.
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HOW CAN I APPLY?
Westside Regional Center (WRC) will initiate an intake process to determine if the individual meets the eligibility criteria for regional center services under the Lanterman Act. There is no cost to you for any of the tests or other services that we provide during the intake process. Below is a step-by-step overview of this process.
Family member contacts WRC to speak to an intake coordinator and requests an application to receive Regional Center Services.
The family completes and submits the application along with any records including school Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and/or assessments, private evaluations, and any pertinent medical records.
After WRC receives the completed application and records, you will be notified if more information is needed or contacted to schedule an intake meeting. This includes an interview with an intake counselor as well as psychological assessments.
WRC will schedule and complete any necessary assessments at no cost to the family. At a minimum, this will include a meeting with an intake counselor and a psychological assessment. Click here to learn what to expect from and how to prepare for the psychological assessments.
An eligibility team will review your records and assessments. Once a decision is made, an intake coordinator will contact you to inform you of your child’s eligibility status and team recommendations. If not eligible, the intake team will make recommendations and try to provide you with appropriate resources in the community. If you disagree with the eligibility decision, you always have the right to appeal the decision.
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