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(10.31) How do I choose documents and witnesses for my hearing?

(10.31) How do I choose documents and witnesses for my hearing?

First, review your regional center file and other papers you have. Get copies of documents:

  • That support your case.
  • That talk about your needs and your background information.
  • That support the regional center’s position. They will help you figure out how to respond.
  • From places other than your regional center file that will help your case (ex. medical, school, or Social Security records).[1]For example, evidence from doctors, physical and occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, medical records, records from the Social Security Administration, special education records from schools, … Continue reading

Think about what arguments the regional center will make. How will you respond? Look at decisions in other hearings with similar issues. You can find them online at https://www.dgs.ca.gov/OAH/Case-Types/General-Jurisdiction/Resources/DDS-Decisions

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1 For example, evidence from doctors, physical and occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, medical records, records from the Social Security Administration, special education records from schools, etc.