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Far Northern Regional Center


Services: Far Northern Regional Center provides the following services and supports to eligible individuals and their families: Case Management Services: A Service Coordinator is assigned to each eligible individual to provide information, support and referral in order to assure that appropriate services are obtained. An Individual Program Plan (IPP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed and reviewed on a periodic basis. Diagnosis and Evaluations: Developmental, hearing, medical, speech, vision, nursing, and nutritional evaluations may be provided to establish whether a person has or, in the case of an infant, is at risk for a developmental disability. These are completed by regional center staff or coordinated with service providers in the community. Health Services: Nursing, nutrition, and medical consultation services may be provided as necessary. The regional center will fund health services which are not covered by other funding sources, if the service is directly related to the developmental disability. The regional center is also responsible for admission to and discharge from State Developmental Centers (State Hospitals) Respite Care: Respite services may be provided to relieve family members from the demanding responsibility of caring for a person with a developmental disability. Respite care may be provided in the family home or at another location as deemed necessary.
Developmental Services: These may include infant development programs, parent education, family training, speech therapy, hearing and vision evaluations, physical and occupational therapy, psychological services, and assistive technology services.
Legal And Financial Services: These may include court ordered evaluations, representative payee services for governmental benefits, and the like.
Eligibility: Any resident of Butte, Modoc, Siskiyou, Glenn, Plumas, Tehama, Lassen or Trinity Counties with a developmental disability, regardless of age or income; disability must have originated before the age of 18; disability must constitute a substantial handicap. Developmental Disabilities include: intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other conditions closely related to intellectual disabilities or requiring similar treatment.
Charges: In most cases, there are no costs for services unless families are involved in the Family Cost Participation Program

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