Funding the Work of California’s Regional Centers

In October 2013, the Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) published a paper entitled, “Funding the Work of California’s Regional Centers” that clearly outlines the history and work of the regional center system.

As our system moves forward, Regional Center of Orange County remains committed to our mission and the vision of preserving the entitlement of the Lanterman Act for future generations to come.

This report details several ways in which the regional center operations budget has been pressured in the past 25 years by changes to the Lanterman Act and regulations, increased workload without additional or adequate funding and an antiquated regional center staffing formula.

If you have additional questions regarding the contents of this report, please do not hesitate to present these concerns to RCOC at a future Board of Directors meeting either in person or in writing.