Mission: The foundation provides quality services, support, information and choices for people with developmental disabilities and their families, to promote their participation as valued neighbors in our communities.
Programs: The entity was organized in accordance with the provisions of the lanterman developmental disabilities services act of the welfare and institutions code of california. In accordance with the act, the entity works in partnership with people with developmental disabilities, their families, local communities, service providers, and the government. Its mission is to enable persons with developmental disabilities to live independent productive, and satisfying lives in their community; the entity also strives to lessen developmental delays in infants and young children, and minimize the risk of developmental disabilities. Among the services and supports the entity provides or coordinates are diagnosis and assessment, individualized planning and service coordination, early intervention and prevention, community living options, supported work and vocational programs, advocacy, training and educational opportunities, and other support services for clients and families. The entity served over 13,000 clients in the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014. Residential care facilities $46,283,384 day program $12,873,476 other purchased services $68,050,774 ------------total program services $127,207,634
After the Court found that the doctor's had provided undisputed and overwhelming evidence of eligibility over objections by the Regional Center, the Regional Center finally provided services. The Case Manager Sara was exceptional and worked very hard to provide services and answer questions. Since my last report, the Harbor Regional Center has been professional and helpful . The services provided to my niece are life-changing, giving her some independents and security as a developmentally disabled adult. Guardians of the disabled should be aware that on-going supervision is important to assure services are adequate. I have been treated professionally and with respect.
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As an attorney who has sought benefits for a client with a developmental disability under the "fifth category" of Welfare and Institutions Code 4512 (Lanterman Act), I discovered that the Executive Director, although a member of ARCA (Association of Regional Center Agencies and a "highly compensated" employee) has failed adopted policies and guidelines incorporating ARCA policies for interpreting the Welfare and Institutions Code and Regulations, resulting in the published judicial decision, Samantha C, (2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 1462, reversing the decision of the eligibility committee. Before applying to this organization, individuals with disabilities should review this case to assure that they are not denied benefits inappropriately.