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(6.17) Can the regional center pay for camp and social recreation services? What about educational services and non-medical therapies?

(6.17) Can the regional center pay for camp and social recreation services? What about educational services and non-medical therapies?

Yes. As of July 2021, regional centers can pay for camp, social recreation services, educational services, and nonmedical therapies. These services were previously “suspended” in 2009, meaning regional centers could not pay for them. But, the suspension has been lifted. Camping services can include day camps, overnight camps, and associated travel. Social recreation services examples are swimming and horseback riding. Educational services are for children 3 to 17 years old. Nonmedical therapies can include specialized recreation, art, dance, and music. To ask the regional center to fund any of these services, ask for an IPP meeting to talk about your needs and goals.