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What does RCRC do

Redwood Coast Regional Center serves individuals and their families who have a qualifying developmental disability as defined under California’s Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, or who are at risk for developing a disability, and individuals who are at risk of having a child with a disability.

The term “developmental disability” refers to a severe, chronic disability that is attributed to a mental or physical impairment that originates before the individual’s 18th birthday and poses a lifelong substantial handicap for the individual in three or more major life areas. These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and disabling conditions closely related to intellectual disability or requiring similar treatment.

Infants and toddlers (ages birth to 36 months) who are at “high risk” for a developmental disability may also qualify for services.