Helping people with Developmental Disabilities Reach their Maximum Potential.
VMRC is a private non-profit corporation operated by a volunteer Board of Directors under a contract with the State of California Department of Developmental Services. VMRC is one of 21 regional centers located throughout the state. It serves residents of Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties. VMRC provides various services to persons who have developmental disabilities which are defined by law to include: mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other conditions closely related to mental retardation that require similar treatment. The condition must originate before the age of 18, be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial handicap.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY VMRC
• Diagnosis and evaluation (health care reviews and consults, nutrition clinics, genetic clinics, and outreach).
• Case management.
• Early Start services.
• Individual Program Plans.
• Coordination of services with community providers such as schools, healthcare providers, welfare, and recreation agencies.
• Parent support services such as respite care, workshops, and behavior intervention.
• Referrals to day programs and other adult services.
• Assistance with out-of-home placements.
• Information and referral.
VMRC recognizes that persons with developmental disabilities have the same essential needs as persons who are not disabled. VMRC believes that all persons with developmental disabilities are capable of growth regardless of their degree of disability, and should be provided opportunities as well as services to enable them to achieve their maximum potential.
Any resident of Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tuolumne County believed to have a development disability or be at risk (0-3 years only) of becoming developmentally disabled can be evaluated to determine eligibility for services. Those found eligible become consumers of VMRC and can receive ongoing services. Each consumer is assigned a Service Coordinator who will assist them in obtaining needed services. There are no age or income requirements to received services. Services are voluntary unless ordered by the court.
To find out more about VMRC, visit our webpage at www.vmrc.net or contact 209-529-2626