Mission: Golden gate regional center, inc. (the center) is a not for profit corporation chartered by the state of california. The center administers programs for developmentally disabled persons and their families, which include diagnosis, counseling, educational services, and dissemination of information on developmental disabilities to the public. The center is one of 21 regional centers within the state of california system and serves marin, san francisco, and san mateo counties. The center was organized as a non-profit corporation to carry out the state of california's responsibility to assist persons with developmental disabilities and their families in securing services to enable them to lead more independent, productive and normal lives. These services include out of home programs, day programs and other programs such as transportation, respite, occupational, physical and speech therapy, and supported living.
Programs: The center operates under an annual cost reimbursement contract with the department of developmental services (dds) of the state of california under the lanterman developmental disabilities services act. These programs include diagnosis, educational services & dissemination of information, medical care, day programs, etc.