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(12.14) What services are included under Part C for children from birth up until age three?

(12.14) What services are included under Part C for children from birth up until age three?

Services under Part C are provided by the regional center or a school district to families under public supervision, and almost always at no cost, and must be designed to meet the infant or toddler’s developmental needs. [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1432(4).] These may include:

  1. assistive technology devices and services;
  2. audiology;
  3. family training, counseling and home visits;
  4. health services (includes catheterization, tracheostomy care, tube feeding, changing of dressings and colostomy bags and physician consultation);
  5. (5) medical services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposes;
  6. nursing services;
  7. nutrition services;
  8. occupational therapy;
  9. physical therapy;
  10. psychological services;
  11. service coordination services;
  12. sign language and cued language services;
  13. social work services;
  14. special instruction;
  15. speech and language services;
  16. transportation and related costs;
  17. vision services; and
  18. respite and other family support services.
    [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1432(4)(E); 34 C.F.R. Sec. 303.13 & 303.16; 17 C.C.R. Sec. 52000(b)(12).] See question 22 for more information about family financial contributions for Regional Center services.

Since July 2009, except for durable medical equipment, regional centers no longer purchase services not required under federal law such as: childcare, diapers, dentistry, medical care, housing, interpreters, translators, genetic counseling, substance abuse counseling, music therapy, and respite services not related to the developmental delay. [Cal. Gov. Code Sec. 95020(e)(3).]