Who is eligible to receive Alta’s services?
Any resident of Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba Counties with a known or suspected developmental disability is eligible to receive services from Alta.
According to the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act (AB846), “developmental disability” means a disability attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other handicapping conditions found to be closely related to mental retardation or to require treatment similar to that required for individuals with mental retardation.
Such a disability must originate before an individual attains age 18, continue or be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial handicap for such individuals.
What do Alta’s services cost?
There is no charge for services rendered during diagnosis and assessment for eligibility. The State of California currently requires parents of children under age 18 who are in continuous 24-hour out-of-home placement to reimburse the state for a portion of the placement cost, according to their ability to pay.
For parents with children age 3 to 17, living in the home and receiving respite, day care or camping services, there may be a share of cost based on the Family cost Participation Plan (FCPP). This law, passed January 1, 2005 establishes FCPP and families will be assessed based on FCPP criteria, family size, number of consumers in the family and income level.
It is the mission of Alta California Regional Center to assist persons with developmental disabilities, including infants at risk and their families by providing and securing those services and supports necessary to maximize opportunities and choices.
Alta California Regional Center has nine offices. Persons seeking assistance/information
should call the nearest office. A Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families