All About California Regional Centers with Attorney Rebecca Diddams
“California Regional Centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.”
Ok, so that is from their website, but you might wonder what it is they actually do, are they any good, who has access to them and for how long.
To get those answers I talked again with Attorney Rebecca Diddams who worked with the Lanterman Regional Center in Los Angeles.
Rebecca Diddams, Esq. received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Justice Studies from Arizona State University, and her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law.
During law school, she began interning with the Lanterman Regional Center’s Special Education Law Clinic in Los Angeles, CA, working as an advocate for families of children with developmental disabilities. After law school, she continued with the law clinic as a fellow and grant recipient from the Department of Developmental Services to reduce disparity in access of services. She has been working towards this goal by providing multilingual training to families, social workers, and community members about Special Education law and families’ rights.