What is a Regional Center?
California’s Regional Centers serve people with developmental disabilities.
See our list of Bay Area Regional Centers below.
Established by the Lanternman Developmental Disabilities Act, Regional Centers assist schools, counties and families with:
- Developmental assessments
- Educational resources
- Coordination in finding services, like behavioral health treatment
- And finding treatment providers. Parents can go to a hospital or doctor to perform an assessment on your child. OR they can go to a state regional center & have the assessment for free. Regional Centers also partner with counties’ offices of education.
The last service is where A is for Apple comes in. Regional Centers will refer you to approved vendors depending on the treatment your child needs, and where you’re located. We are a longtime approved vendor for Early Intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech-Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy in California’s Bay Area and Santa Cruz region.
Senate Bill 946 – How It Affects You
On July 1, 2012, Senate Bill 946 (SB946) went into effect.
Before SB946, insurance providers would not pay for autism-related therapies. They only paid for ABA. Now SB946 requires every private insurance provider to provide coverage for autism treatment services. Plus it changes the coverage standards for early intervention.
Because of the new law, Regional Centers can refer many more children to autism treatment providers like us. Better insurance coverage means your child’s therapy isn’t held up by bureaucracy. It’s just your child and our therapist, helping them thrive.
Educational Autism VS. Medical Autism
Regional Centers often refer children who are diagnosed with educational autism. However, for insurance to cover some treatments such as ABA, you’ll need a diagnosis of medical autism. Please be aware of the difference, and ask your Regional Center for assistance. Or call us and we’ll advise you on the diagnosis.
Why Regional Centers Choose A is For Apple
Regional Centers refer parents to us because we’re a complete therapy provider for children with developmental delays, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our evidence-based approach and full set of trained therapists make us the best choice in the Bay Area.
Plus, A is For Apple Therapists conduct autism spectrum, speech-language and occupational therapy in up to 15 languages!
- ASL (American Sign Language)
List of Bay Area Regional Centers
San Andreas Regional Center (SARC)
San Andreas Regional Center (SARC) – Santa Clara County (Headquarters)
300 Orchard City Drive, Suite 170
Campbell, California 95008
San Andreas Regional Center (SARC) – Monterey County
344 Salinas Street, Suite 207
Salinas, California 93901-2727
San Andreas Regional Center (SARC) – San Benito County
7855 Wren Avenue, Suite A
Gilroy, California 95020
San Andreas Regional Center (SARC) – Santa Cruz County
1110 Main Street
Watsonville, California 95076
Regional Center of the East Bay
Regional Center of the East Bay – Alameda County (Headquarters)
500 Davis Street, Suite 100
San Leandro, California 94577
Regional Center of the East Bay – Contra Costa County
2151 Salvio Street, Suite 365
Concord, California 94520
Golden Gate Regional Center
Golden Gate Regional Center – San Francisco County (Headquarters)
1355 Market Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, California 94103
Golden Gate Regional Center – Marin County
4000 Civic Center Drive, Suite 310
San Rafael, California 94903
Golden Gate Regional Center – San Mateo County
3130 La Selva Street, Suite 202
San Mateo, California 94403
Alta California Regional Center
Alta California Regional Center – Sacramento County
2241 Harvard Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95815
1620 Santa Clara Drive #100
Roseville, California 95661
Alta California Regional Center – Alpine County
333 Crown Point Circle, Suite 200
Grass Valley, California 95945
Alta California Regional Center – El Dorado County
Star Lake Building
2489 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 1
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Alta California Regional Center – Nevada County
13450 Donner Pass Road, Suite B
Truckee, California 96161
Alta California Regional Center – Placer County
344 Placerville Drive, Suite 1
Placerville, California 95667
Alta California Regional Center – Yolo County
250 West Main Street, Suite 100
Woodland, California 95695
Alta California Regional Center – Yuba County
950 Tharp Road, Suite 202
Yuba City, California 95993
California Directory of Regional Centers (full statewide list): http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/RCList.cfm
Request A is For Apple as Your Treatment Provider
If you visit a Regional Center for your child, don’t forget to request us as your preferred therapy provider. We work with the Centers and with you, all together, for one goal: helping your child thrive.
If you’re a Regional Center considering A is for Apple as a vendor, please Contact Us here. We’re eager to help you!