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Listed below are some basic Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a question that is not listed below, please email it to Additionally, view "The 29 Questions" with answers from ELARC (view in Spanish [en espanol]).

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What does a Regional Center do?

  • What is a Developmental Disability?

  • What is Epilepsy?

  • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

  • What is Cerebral Palsy?

  • What is an Intellectual Disability?

  • Who is eligible for Regional Center Services?

  • What is the purpose of the Regional Center Board?

  • Is ELARC on Social Media?

  • What are the responsibilities of a regional center board?

  • What is the length of term Regional Center Board members serve?

  • Does the Regional Center help board members in carrying out their responsibilities?

  • How can I be on the ELARC Board?

  • What is a vendor record review?

  • When are the vendor record reviews conducted?

  • Should I keep copies of the Respite Services Billing Forms or any other forms (DS 1811)?

  • Should I keep proof of payments I have made to my respite worker(s)?

  • Does my respite worker need to have a social security number?

  • What are my responsibilities as an employer?

  • Should I have a 1099 or W-2 Form for each of my Respite Workers?