The Regional Centers are private non-profit organizations contracted with the State to provide case management services and to fund an array of services to people with developmental disabilities. There are 21 Regional Centers around the State. Regional Centers provide the following services:
Diagnosis and evaluation to determine eligibility for Regional Center services and to develop appropriate individual service plans.
Case management services for all clients including individual program planning, referrals to appropriate services, advocacy, and counseling.
Monitor the provision and quality of services.
Fund services if they are not available any other way.
In order to recieve services from Pathways you must be a client of a Regional Center that has vendorized Pathways to provide services.
What is a "Developmental Disablity"? Below is the definition of Devlopmental Disability according to Barlcay's California Code of Regulations, Title 17. 54000
A "Developmental Disability" means a disability that is attributable to:
Any other condition similar to mental retardation that requires treatment similar to that required by mentally retarded individuals.
How do I recieve services from Pathways? For more information on recieveing services from Pathways please contact us at one of our office locations or you may email us at FrontDesk@pathways.net
What types of disabilities does Pathways Services serve? Pathways Services provides for all types of disabilites. We specialize in Independent Living (ILS) and Supported Living Services (SLS) for physically and/or developmentally disabled adults.
Pathways Services also specilizes in providing ILS/SLS services to Deaf and Deaf/Blind developmentally disabled adults.
Pathways Services provides assistance to adults with various types of behvaioral challeneges.
Pathways Services provides transition services (i.e. moving from a facility or a home to our ILS/SLS programs) for individuals from care homes, the state hospital system, the Developmental Center System, as well as individuals ready to move out of their parents' homes.
How do I find an affordable place to live? You need to contact your local housing authority as soon as possible and attempt to get placed on a waiting list to receive a Section 8 subsidy. Section 8 is a program through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides rental subsidies to individuals that have low income. With a Section 8 subsidy it is possible to pay as low as 30% of your income towards rent and the Section 8 program will pay the rest. However, it is not easy to get a Section 8 subsidy. Usually it is necessary to be on a waiting list for at least 2 years or more before you receive the subsidy. So contact your local housing authority as immediately.
What is the difference between SLS & ILS?
ILS -Independent Living Services - Services funded by the California Regional Center System that is designed in order for people with disabilities to live on their own. Services include one on one services with an ILS Instructor (maximum 40 hours per month).
SLS- Supported Living Services - Services funded by the California Regional Center System that is designed in order for people with disabilities who require more involved personal care to live on their own. Services include one on one time with an ILS Instructor and SLA support (up to 24 hours a day).
•ILS and SLS clients live in their own homes/apartments.
•SLS clients will receive one on one services with an Independent Living Skills Instructor as well as up to 24 hour support from their support staff. SLS clients are also provided with after hours emergency on call services by their ILS Guide.
•ILS clients are not eligible for 24 hour support or on call emergency services, but will receive one on one services from an Independent Living Skills Guide.
•SLS and ILS clients may be eligible for In Home Support Services also known as IHSS.
•SLS clients may also be eligible for a paid live in attendant/roommate.