California is ranked lowest in the nation on health care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) according to a report released November 17, 2010 by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. One in seven children in California..
In an effort to help families with children who will be turning three years old navigate the transition to preschool process, we have provided a timeline of major milestones and events to help you with your planning. Your service coordinator and early int..
If your child does not qualify for preschool services from your school district’s special education program, there is still hope. It may take more time in researching the community options available but the time and energy you put into it is a worthwhil..
The IRS deadline for filing your 2010 taxes is April 18, 2011. Although 63 percent of Americans have filed their tax returns, nearly 64 million Americans are waiting until the last minute or filing tax extensions this week. For parents and caregivers of c..
For many parents, the prospect of bringing their three- or four-year-old to therapy brings up feelings of confusion, worry, and even fear. As a parent, you may worry that you have done something wrong or that you caused your child’s difficulties. Or, yo..
If you’re considering therapy for your young child, you may have many questions. For one, you may wonder how a therapist will work with you and your child. There are many ways of providing therapeutic services to young children. They may take place at s..
Map of the Regional Centers ( http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/docs/rcdcmap2.pdf ) California Regional Centers Executive Director Areas Served Alta California Regional Center 2135 Butano Drive Sacramento, CA 95825 Phil Bonnet (916) 978-6400 Alpine, Colusa, El Dor..
Every child is unique and develops at his or her own pace. Still, there may be times when you have concerns about your child’s development. It helps to learn about typical development and find resources to promote your child’s wellbeing. You can also ..
An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a written document that outlines the early intervention services your child and family will receive. An IFSP should include: a statement of your child’s level of development (what you and others observe as..