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Executive Function Specialists is now a Regional Center Vendor (2024)

We're excited to announce that Executive Function Specialists is now officially partnered with the North Bay Regional Center in California, offering a new pathway for individuals struggling with executive function skills.

This partnership means that we're fully recognized for our expertise in enhancing executive functions, including skills like organization, time management, and strategic planning.

If you or your loved one faces challenges with executive functions due to conditions like ADHD, autism, or other developmental disabilities, our services are now more accessible than ever.

Our approach is tailored to individual needs, focusing on empowering each person to overcome barriers to learning and daily living. From assessing eligibility to developing a personalized support plan, we're here to guide you through every step.

Here, we will explain what this means and how you can access our services at no cost to your family through the regional centers.

What does it mean to be vendorized by a regional center in California?

Being "vendorized" by a Regional Center in California means that a service provider has been officially approved and recognized to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

This process involves meeting specific standards and requirements set by the Regional Center and the State of California. Once vendorized, a provider is eligible to receive funding from the Regional Center to deliver services to those in need.

This is crucial for businesses offering specialized services, as it opens up a pathway to serve a wider community and receive compensation through the state-funded system.

Who is eligible for regional center services?

Eligibility for Regional Center services in California is primarily focused on individuals with developmental disabilities, with the requirement that the disability must have originated before the person's 18th birthday and be expected to continue indefinitely.

This includes a wide range of developmental disabilities such as:

  • Intellectual disability

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Epilepsy

  • Autism

  • Infants and toddlers who are at risk of developmental disabilities or who exhibit developmental delays are also eligible.

The key criteria involve the presence of a substantial disability, which is defined as significant limitations in three or more major life activities, including:

  • Self-care

  • Language

  • Learning

  • Mobility

  • Self-direction

  • Independent living

  • Economic self-sufficiency

It's important to note that certain conditions are excluded from eligibility. Disabilities that are solely psychiatric, solely a learning disability, or solely physical in nature do not qualify for Regional Center services.

Additionally, to qualify for services through a specific Regional Center, the individual must reside within the area served by that center.

Detailed information about these eligibility criteria, including specific conditions and the process of applying for services, can be found on the California Department of Developmental Services' Eligibility & Services page.

How can parents and individuals access specific vendor services as needed?

To access specific vendor services through California's Regional Centers, the following steps can be taken:

Step 1: Determine Eligibility

The first step is to assess eligibility for services through a Regional Center. This involves a diagnosis and assessment of developmental disabilities. For more eligibility information and to begin the assessment process, visit the California Department of Developmental Services' Eligibility & Services page.

Step 2: Individual Program Plan (IPP)

Once eligibility is established, a case manager or service coordinator is assigned to help develop a plan for services, including choosing appropriate vendors.

Information about services provided by Regional Centers can be found on the Information About Regional Centers page.

Step 3: Select a Vendor

Choose a vendor from the list provided by the service coordinator, based on the individual's needs and the services outlined in the IPP.

Step 4: Coordinate Services

The service coordinator will assist in setting up the services with the selected vendor as per the Individual Program Plan.

Step 5: Regular Review and Adjustment

The IPP should be regularly reviewed and adjusted as needed to ensure the services continue to meet the individual's needs.

What service does EF Specialists provide?

EF Specialists is authorized to provide the following services:

107 Educational Services

This service is described as the following in the official service codes and listing.

A regional center shall classify a vendor as a Educational Services provider if the vendor provides, or obtains, educational related services and supports, not available through the educational system and/or school district, as identified in the consumer's IPP. Educational Services include, but are not limited to: driver training lessons, educational consultant services, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and/or first-aid training, room and board while attending California State colleges or universities and, when not the responsibility of Community Care Licensing, on-going training for foster and biological families of children who have moved into a foster family arrangement.

Other key information:

Expenditure code: 65010

Rate setting method: SMA/U&C/Neg Conclusion


With Executive Function Specialists now vendorized by the North Bay Regional Center, we are excited to be a part of your journey, offering tailored support and guidance every step of the way.

Whether you're managing ADHD, autism, or other developmental challenges, our dedicated team is here to provide effective strategies and support for enhancing executive function skills.

We encourage you to stay engaged and curious. If you have any questions about our services, eligibility, or how we can specifically help you or your loved ones, please feel free to post them in the comments section. Your questions not only help us tailor our services to your needs but also create a community of shared learning and support.

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About the author

Sean G. McCormick is a former public school special education teacher who founded Executive Function Specialists to ensure all students with ADHD and Autism have access to high-quality online executive function coaching services.

With this mission in mind, he then founded the Executive Function Coaching Academy which trains schools, educators, and individuals to learn the key approaches to improve executive function skills for students.

He is also the co-founder of UpSkill Specialists, a business with a mission to provide adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, access to high-quality executive function coaching services that can be accessed through Self-Determination funding.

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EFS started with one teacher deciding that kids with ADHD needed better access to quality executive function coaching services. Since then, we have grown to a team of specialists working both private students and public schools to enhance executive function skills for all students. 

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