Regional centers must do “case finding.”Section 4641 This means regional centers must actively look in the community to find people eligible for services. They work with public health agencies, the Department of Social Services, school districts, and other state, local, and private agencies.
Doctors or other medical professionals can refer a person to the regional center. But, you do not need a doctor’s referral to go to the regional center. Anyone who thinks they may have a developmental disability has a right to apply to the regional center.