Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center will continue to operate during the “Safer at Home” order in place for Los Angeles County.  The ELARC office buildings will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. Our main number is (626) 299-4700. The best way to reach your Service Coordinator is by email or phone, view the staff phone list here.  We want you to stay safe and be well. Additional information is available at ELARC/COVID-19.

Purchase of Service Guidelines

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The regional center assists individuals and/ or families in obtaining services that are identified in the individual plan. When there is no alternate source of funding the regional center may pay the cost of purchasing services from other agencies or professionals.  ELARC applies guidelines to that decision making process, although each request is considered on an individual basis.

POS Policy Statement 

Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC) may purchase services and supports for a consumer when services and supports will: 
  1. Prevent a developmental disability [WIC Sec. 4644(a)], 
  2. Prevent or minimize the institutionalization and dislocation of the individual from family and community or, 
  3. Enable the individual to approximate the pattern of everyday living of a non-disabled person of the same age leading to a more independent, productive and normal life in the community and promote integration into mainstream community life [WIC Sec. 4648]. 
  4. Assist individuals with developmental disabilities, in achieving the greatest self–sufficiency possible and exercising personal choice. 
  5. Allow individuals to interact with persons without disabilities in positive meaningful ways [WIC 4648.]
Additionally, ELARC may purchase services and supports for an infant or toddler ages 0-3 receiving Early Intervention Services when the child is at risk of a developmental delay [Title 17 Section 52022 (a) (b) Chapter 2 Early Intervention)]. Infants and toddlers who are at high risk of having a substantial disability due to a combination of biomedical risk factors, who do not qualify for Early Start program services, are instead served under the Prevention Program. [Government Code section 95014] The services and supports shall be provided to the maximum extent possible in natural environments, 

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ELARC Service Fact Sheets


 Due to recent changes in the law, you may be eligible for more respite hours as of January 1, 2018.  ELARC encourages you to speak with your Service Coordinator to find out more and begin planning now. 


 Debido a recientes cambios en la ley, usted puede ser elegible para más horas de relevo (respite) a partir del 01 de Enero de 2018.  ELARC le anima a hablar con su Coordinador de servicios para obtener más información y comenzar a planificar ahora.




 Vì gần đây luật có thay đổi, quý vị có thể đủ điều kiện nhận thêm giờ dịch vụ chăm sóc thay thế từ ngày 1 tháng 1, 2018. ELARC khuyến khích quý vị trao đổi với Điều Phối Viên Dịch Vụ để tìm hiểu thêm và bắt đầu lập kế hoạch ngay bây giờ.

서비스에 대한 중요 정보

최근 법의 변화에 의해, 귀하는 2018 년 1월 1일부터 추가 위탁 시간을 받을 수도 있습니다. ELARC측은 서비스 코디네이터에게 문의해서 더 자세한 내용을 알아보고 계획을 세울 것을 권장합니다.