Systems and Standards

Equitable Funding for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Phase 4

Organization

Public Counsel

Primary Contact

Brian Capra

Grant Amount

$115,140 for 12 months

Date Awarded

November 2021

Purpose

With foundation support, Public Counsel previously has documented long-standing inequities in support for children and families of color in California’s regional center system, which provides medical, therapeutic, and supportive services for children with developmental disabilities. In collaboration with partners across the state, Public Counsel has used its findings to advocate for systemic improvements in developmental disability services. With the new funds, Public Counsel will continue to press for policies that will require regional centers to take concrete steps to remedy racial, ethnic, and language disparities and to allocate regional center funding more equitably statewide.