We are here to help your special needs child receive Regional Center Eligibility for Services, as mandated by law.

Why Our Law Firm?

Our practice only involves issues of families and children. Our regional center practice focus is helping parents where the regional center has wrongfully denied eligibility.

We know our subject matter. We know how to present your case and advocate on behalf of your family. What differentiates our law firm is our approach of making the client a "partner" in achieving success, through on-going communication with the client and educating the client about the process and the law.

Jeffrey Gottlieb, Attorney

We provide representation where the Regional Center has either denied initial eligibility or has terminated eligibility.

As a note, we do not provide representation in regards to services or anything else that takes place as a result of having been or being an active regional center consumer (for example, the quality or quantity of services).

Eligibility for regional center services is provided under a law known as the Lanterman Act.

In order to qualify for services, an individual must have either cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, intellectual disability, or a condition that closely resembles intellectual disability (otherwise known as the fifth category).

Our law firm is well experienced in representing clients at fair hearings, addressing regional center wrongful denials of eligibility. At administrative hearings, we have successfully proven the presence of autism as well as the 5th category.

Additionally, the person seeking eligibility must have significant challenges in three of the seven following areas: communication skills, learning abilities, self-care, mobility, self-direction, independent living skills, and economic self-sufficiency. Please note that most of the regional centers place age limitation exclusions on the categories of independent living and economic self-sufficiency, such that 3 out of 5 areas must be of a significant challenge (rather than 3 out of 7).

Jeffrey Gottlieb, Attorney

Furthermore, the disability must have existed prior to the age of 18 and is expected to continue indefinitely.

Please note that the above is a brief summary of eligibility criteria (not comprehensive), legal counsel may be required as there are nuances to the law. If your child needs regional center eligibility and the regional center denies your son or daughter access to those services, we can help...

We can represent your child at a regional center fair hearing.

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