An individual is eligible for regional center services if he or she has a developmental disability. Children – from birth to age three – who are experiencing or are at risk for a developmental delay / disability are also eligible, as are individuals believed to have at high risk of parenting a child with a developmental disability.
Recently there was a change in state law (Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4785) that establishes an annual family fee for certain families whose children are residing in the family home and receiving services from the regional center.
Effective July 1, 2011, parents of qualifying children under 18 years of age must pay an annual fee based on adjusted gross family income. The annual fee applies to parents whose gross adjusted income is at or above 400 percent of the federal poverty level based on family size who have a child to whom all of the following apply:
Client Trust (CT) manages funds for those consumers who need help to handle their financial transactions. Client Trust ensures that qualified consumers are provided with proper benefits. At the same time RCEB acts as their representative payee (consumer’s rep payee) also.
The mission of RCEB Deaf Services is to assure effective and comprehensive services to our Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. Our goal is to provide outreach, advocacy and support in collaboration with our community.
Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4783 implemented the Family Cost Participation Program (FCPP) on January 1, 2005. This law requires some families to share in the cost of Respite, Day Care, and Camping services. No other services are affected.
At the Regional Center of the East Bay we envision a future where people with developmental disabilities are truly a part of their community. We also recognize that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families have unique and changing needs. We seek to meet those needs by providing information and services that are community-based, flexible, accessible and responsive to each unique situation.
It is the intent of the Lanterman Legislation (Welfare & Inst. Code 4500 et seq.) that regional centers assist persons with developmental disabilities and their families in securing those services and supports which maximize opportunities and choices in living, working, learning and recreation in the community.
The following is a current list of support groups for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities. It is intended to help families make connections, find supports, and share resources. If you would like assistance finding a support group that meets your particular needs, you may consult your case manager or contact either the Family Resource Network or CARE Parent Network.