The list of services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities applies to children and adults.Section 4512(b). However, certain services are mainly used by children and not adults, and others are used only by adults. Special education students age 3-22 are eligible for school district services to help their developmental disability. They get most services through school until they leave the school system. However, children and young adults who are enrolled in special education programs, and their families, can get services from the regional center. They can get case coordination services, services they need when they are at home (like respite or day care), and other services that they cannot get from school or Medi-Cal. Special education services are considered generic services which a regional center must use first before using its own resources to provide the same services.
If you are an adult, and able to get certain services in your IPP from the Department of Rehabilitation or Medi-Cal, the regional center should help you get those services from them.