What is "Prevention Resources and Referral Services? PRRS is a state-wide, no-cost service to parents and caregivers with children birth to three (3) years of age who may be at-risk for special needs services. With your consent, the PRRS team at WarmLine Family Resource Center can talk with you about any concerns you may have regarding your child's development. We can provide you with resources, information and strategies to help you promote your child’s growth and development and provide you with peer parent support. This is an excellent way to stay connected and involve yourself and your child in community services and support.
Who is Eligible? 1. The regional center determines that an infant or toddler under 36 months of age with a combination of two or more of the following factors: * Prematurity of less than 32 weeks gestation and/or low birth weight of less than 1500 grams; * Assisted ventilation for 48 hours or longer during the first 28 days of life; * Small for gestational age: below the 3rd percentile on the Nat'l Center for Health Statistics growth charts; * Asphyxia Neonatorum associated with a five minute Apgar score of 0 to 5, * Severe and persistent metabolic abnormality, including but not limited to hypoglycemia, acidemia, and hyperbilirubinemia in excess of the usual exchange transfusion level; * Neonatal seizures or nonfebrile seizures during the first three years of life; * Central nervous system lesion or abnormality; * Central nervous system infection; * Biomedical insult including, but not limited to injury, accident or illness which may seriously or permanently affect developmental outcome; * Multiple congenital anomalies or genetic disorders which may affect developmental outcome; * Prenatal exposure to known teratogens; *Prenatal substance exposure, positive infant neonatal toxicology screen or symptomatic neonatal toxicity or withdrawal; * Clinically significant failure to thrive, including, but not limited to weight persistently below the third percentile for age on standard growth charts or less than 85 percent of the ideal weight for age and/or acute weight loss or failure to gain weight with the loss of two or more major percentiles on the growth curve * Persistent hypotonia or hypertonia, beyond that otherwise associated with a known diagnostic condition. 2. A parent of the infant or toddler is a person with a developmental disability. 3. Toddler between the ages of 24 through 35 months with a developmental delay of 33 percent through 49 percent in one of the following domains: communication, cognitive, social/emotional, self help/adaptive, and physical. 4. Child 0-36 months who may be at risk for autism (e.g. sibling has autism, exhibits 2 or more red flags as indicated on http//firstsigns.org/concerns/flags or Appendix B from Autistic Spectrum Disorders – Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment, 2003)
Who can make a referral to the PRRS? Anyone can make a referral, including parents, medial care providers, neighbors, family members, foster parents and day care providers. To make a referral, call Alta California Regional Center at 916-978-6249 (916-285-4532 for Spanish speakers) and ask to speak with an Intake Coordinator who will help you through the process to determine eligibility.
What is the process? All children with developmental concerns including developmental delay, established risk and at-risk for developmental delay are to be referred to Alta California Regional Center to determine Early Start eligibility prior to a referral to PRRS services. Once eligibility for PRRS is determined and with parental consent, Alta California Regional Center will refer the child to WarmLine Family Resource Center.