Tri-Counties Regional Center

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Turning Age Three

Toddlers under the age of three may have been receiving services through the Early Start.  Those programs end at age three and children at that age may then be served through the educational system.  This transition means leaving a familiar pattern of services, as the services available after age three are different from those available through the Early Start.  Parents play a primary role in determining the services needed and continue to have the  support of a team including the TCRC Service Coordinator.

Each county has developed a guide that assists parents through this transition.  Click on the link below to access the guide for your county.

San Luis Opisbo

Santa Barbara County SELPA - Special Ed Parent Handbook

Santa Barbara County Education Office - Turning 3 Years Old

Ventura County Office of Education - Preschool Referral Handbook