Because coordination of care is a challenge for so many families, one of the goals of the Southeast Regional Center is to help connect families to organizations that provide service coordination or to provide this service ourselves as resources permit. One of the intended outcomes of this service is to improve the self-advocacy skills of individuals and families as well as to build the capacity of community agencies .
Regional partnerships with local pubic health departments and community agencies have been developed over the past fifteen years. This network of regional partners helps to extend the services of the Regional Center throughout our 8 counties.
Service coordination may also be called care coordination or case management. Regardless, of the name, the primary focus is the family. Family-centered service coordination focuses on family identified needs. Development of service coordination plans with family input allows for flexibility and recognizes each family’s unique situation and concerns.