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Early Start Intake

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Eligibility for children under the age of 3:

Infants from birth to 36 months of age) may be eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:

 Developmental Delay -

Have a significant difference between the   expected level of development for their age and their current level of functioning in one of the following areas: cognitive, communication, physical/motor, social/emotional, and adaptive skills.

For children ages 0 to 36 months of age, a significant delay is a 33% delay in one or more developmental areas.

Established Risk -

Have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay. Examples include genetic  disorders; central nervous system infections; certain neurological diseases or trauma; and disorders secondary to exposure to toxic substances.

 Developmental Disability -

Have a diagnosis or condition that meets the criteria for eligibility for Regional Center services after the age of three years under the Lanterman Act.  These include: Intellectual Disability, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, and conditions requiring treatment similar to Intellectual Disability.  The diagnosis or condition must also constitute a substantial lifelong handicap for the child.

High Risk -

Having a condition that can put the child at high risk for having a substantial developmental disability. Examples include: Prematurity <32 weeks, and/or birth weight <1500 gms.; small gestational growth; below 3% for Intrauterine Growth Retardation; Severe Respiratory Distress; Asphyxia neonatorum; Severe and persistent metabolic abnormality; neonatal seizures or febrile seizures; central nervous system lesion, abnormality, or infection; serious biomedical insult; multiple congenital anomalies or genetic disorders with affect development; prenatal substance exposure; persistent hypotonia or hypertonia; clinical significant failure to thrive; parent with dev. Disability; prenatal exposure to teratogens; and informed clinical opinion.

 

Click here to view theEarly Start Intake Brochure (English)

Click here to view the Early Start Intake Brochure (Spanish)

 

To refer your child, please contact any of the following Early Start Intake Coordinators

- Norma Sanchez (909) 868-7502 or nsanchez@sgprc.org

- Helga Rodriguez (909) 706-3594 or hrodriguez@sgprc.org

- Eliza Martinez (909) 868-7503 or emartinez@sgprc.org