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Regional centers

Why is helping families coordinate health and developmental care important?

  • Children and families who receive services from Regional centers often interact with various other community providers such as health care and educational providers.
  • Often it is difficult for families to keep track of their child’s care and to communicate concerns or results with other community providers.
  • Regional centers can play a critical role in collaborating with other early childhood community providers to ensure children and their families have all of their medical, educational, and emotional needs met.
  • This website will provide you with useful forms to help coordinate a developmental checkup and coordinate other types of care to help support young children and their families.

    For further information about developmental check-ups click on the following link:

  • Understanding Developmental Check-ups
  • Why are Regional centers in a unique position to promote community provider collaboration and promote optimal development?

  • Regional center professionals and staff often have frequent contact with young children and families.
  • Regional center professionals and staff often have insightful observations about a child’s strengths and needs.
  • Regional center professionals and staff may have important information about a family’s need that may impact a child’s health and development.
  • Regional center professionals and staff may be the first resource a family turns to when they have a new concern about their child’s health and development.
  • How can Regional centers use the resources and tools on this website?

    It is important for Regional centers to have some basic forms and resources to help coordinate any services or supports that are critical to a young child’s health and development. You can use the forms on this website to do the following:

  • Share learning, developmental, and behavioral concerns with other providers in the community.
  • Help families secure additional services and appropriate referrals (e.g. child care or finding a doctor).
  • Help families understand and keep track of information regarding their child’s care.
  • Help you, the Regional center provider, understand the referral, follow-up and overall plan of a child’s care.

    Last modified on: 12/16/2009 12:27 PM