The Regional Center of the East Bay provides or coordinates quality services and supports that may include:
Adaptive Equipment and Supplies
- Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, bath equipment, and personal lifts; small adaptive equipment items; dedicated communication devices that enable the consumer to further interact with his/her environment and leads to greater independence.
- When a person served is in immediate danger of placement in a restrictive setting, needs to adjust to a new home or program, or there is a facility not staffed to provide the appropriate level of supervision needed by the person’s temporary illness.
Assessment and Diagnosis
- Once a child or adult is referred to RCEB (either self-referred or through a physician) they will go through RCEB’s intake process. Next will be an assessment and diagnosis by a team of trained professionals. Those findings, along with the person’s medical records will be presented to a clinical team including but not limited to doctors, nurses, psychologists, speech and language/occupational/physical therapists that will make the final determination of a diagnosis. Eligibility for regional center services is then determined based upon this diagnosis.
Behavioral Intervention Programs
- Assessment, training, and consultation with family, caregiver or program staff, for person served who engages in behaviors that pose a serious threat to their living arrangement or program.
- Locating and coordinating support, information and service choices for a person served and their family to feel secure, knowledgeable, responsible and empowered. Also known as Service Coordination.
- This service is provided for persons served who are less than 13 years old, when their parents work on a full-time basis or attend vocationally-oriented educational programs where their schedule cannot accommodate the childcare need and who do not have a natural support system which provides childcare.
Counseling Services and Psychotherapy
- These services are for persons served involved with the criminal justice system, whose health and safety are at risk due to dangerous behavior, depression or excessive fear.
- For adults who have completed public school services to increase their skill levels, prepare for a maximum level of independence in their community and to prepare for work.
- For children receiving regional center services between the ages of 5 and 18 who are incontinent of bowel/bladder with potential for skin breakdown.
Early Intervention and Prevention Services
- Tutors, assessment, ongoing consultation and monitoring for children under 3 years of age, with a diagnosis indicating autism or suspected autism.
Independent Living Services
- Training in areas necessary for persons to live independently without supervision and support services.
- These are home-based and center-based stimulation programs, which encourage the development and adjustment of infants and maximize the ability of families to better provide for the special needs of their infants.
- This training supports person served in community integration and independence through the use of public transportation.
- When a medical condition exists and there is a need for periodic, intermittent relief for the primary caregiver (respite) or continuous nursing intervention.
Parental and Genetic Services
- Genetic testing and counseling to any parent determined to be at high risk of having a developmentally disabled infant.
- This skills training is for parents with a developmental disability, in order to maintain and strengthen the family unit and promote the development of the child.
Residential Service for Adults / Children
- This service is provided for those who prefer to live in a licensed community care home, who need the care and supervision provided by such a facility.
- This service provides intermittent relief to families who provide constant care and supervision to the person served whose care needs are beyond that of persons without disabilities.
Specialized Medical and Dental Care
- This service is provided as it is specifically related to the person served’s developmental disability.
Supported Living Services
- These services and supports are for persons to live in homes that they own, lease or rent. The range of services and supports may include: assistance in finding a home; social, behavioral and daily living skills training and support; hiring and training individuals to provide personal care.
- These services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy to maximize essential skills and/or to maintain functioning.
- For persons served who are adults to attend a primary day program, when they are unable to safely use public transportation or when public transportation is not available.
- Access to Health Care for Safety and Well-Being
- Adult Day Service Options
- Advocacy Services
- Family Resource Center
- Individual and Family Support Groups
- Individualized Planning
- Information and Referral
- Resource Development Services
- Social / Recreational Programs
- Training and Education Opportunities for Individuals and Families
- Vocational Training/Supported Employment