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We Are Brave Together
A supportive community of special needs moms that hosts support groups, workshops and retreats in the Torrance/SouthBay area.
Finding Cooper's Voice
This is a safe, humorous, caring and honest blog where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a child with special needs.
Love to the Max
Blog about parenting a child with special needs.
Wellness Tools For Kids
Click below to find tips for children of all ages.
Regional Centers are nonprofit, private corporations that contract with the State of California, Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Regional Centers are funded to provide diagnosis and assessment of eligibility and help plan, access, coordinate and monitor the services and supports that are needed because of a developmental disability.
There are 21 regional centers that provide services to persons, age three and above, with a disability pursuant to the Lanterman Act and infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months, who have a need for early intervention services and who meet the eligibility criteria for the California Early Start program.
There is no charge for the diagnosis and eligibility assessment. Once eligibility is determined, a service coordinator is assigned to help develop a plan for services, tell you where services are available, and help you get those services. Most services and supports are free regardless of age or income.
Harbor Regional Center
Located in Torrance.
Westside Regional Center
Located in Culver City.
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
Located in Los Angeles.