Parents of Developmentally Disabled at Regional Centers Get a Fiscal Break

The cost of 24-hour out-of-home care through the state’s regional centers for children with developmental disabilities will drop for some parents in California. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) this week signed into law AB 564 by Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton).                     The new law raises the threshold for paying a parental fee for those families with a child in 24-hour out-of-home care through the regional centers, so that families earning between 100% and 200% of federal poverty level can now be exempted from the fee. Read more.