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.
To refer your child, please contact any of the following Early Start Intake Coordinators
- Leidi Juarez (909) 868-7503 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Helga Rodriguez (909) 706-3594 or email@example.com
- Norma Sanchez (909) 868-7502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Early Start Program, click here