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A longstanding issue in California has been disparities in purchase of services for ethnic and racial groups served by the state’s 21 regional centers. A study from Public Counsel confirms that systemic discrimination continues to plague the regional center system. The report highlights stark disparities in funded services between White and Hispanic clientele and English and Spanish-speaking clientele. The report identifies root causes of these funding disparities and provides policy recommendations to improve equal access among the state-funded programs and services. 

See related report: Assuring Equitable Funding of Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

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Findings from a survey of California-based caregivers that asked them about their experiences receiving peer support for caring for children and youth with special health care needs.

This fact sheet explains the methods used in a study of California caregivers of CYSHCN, including the study’s purpose, survey instrument, sample, survey distribution, data analysis, and more.