When you have a child with severe development disabilities the medical professionals can perhaps define it for you but they can not tell you how to live with it. Diagnosis can sometimes be the easy part compared to living with it daily. It is the services of the PRACTICAL PROFESSIONALS from the various agencies under the Letterman Act that has made all the difference in the world for our family. Even though we had older children, when our daughter was born with developmental disabilities we had no clue in how to care for her. We were so thankful that Inland Regional Center was there to come along side us for direction and training. Regional Center is still vitally important in the life of our daughter for her ongoing well being and quality of life. It is important to keep a solid core of services and to keep the agencies accountable.
Velda Kelley, CA