Service coordination is provided through a statewide system of 21 locally-based regional centers. Every individual who is eligible for regional center services is assigned a service coordinator. The service coordinator builds and sustains an ongoing relationship with the individual and their family through facilitating the Individual Program Plan (IPP) process. Through this process, the service coordinator assists individuals and their family members in identifying needs and accessing services and resources. In this way, the service coordinator serves as the first level in prevention. Often the service coordinator is the first person notified if an individual has mental health or behavioral support needs and can coordinate access to the services needed.
Statute and Regulations
For more information on service coordinators or service coordination refer to Welfare and Institutions Codes 4640.6(d) and 4647(a) and (b).
Last modified: June 10, 2020