In 2011, 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.
To find out if your family is impacted by this fee and for the required forms, please visit the Department of Developmental Services page on the Annual Family Program Fee.
The Family Cost Participation Program (FCPP) was established in 2005 for the purpose of assessing cost participation to parents of children who receive three specific regional center services: daycare, respite, and/or camping.
The Family Cost Participation Program is being implemented by the 21 regional centers statewide and applies to families who meet the following criteria:
The Regional Center will pay a portion of the total cost for the service to the service provider and the family will pay the FCPP amount directly to the service provider. The Respite, Day Care, or Camping service providers cannot charge the family a higher rate for the service than the rate paid by the Regional Center.
For more information about the regulations, frequently asked questions, and an estimation calculator of costs, please visit the Department of Developmental Services page on the Family Fee Programs.