Lanterman Act and Related Laws

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The Lanterman Act is a California law that promises services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Because it is a law, people who help you with services and supports must do what the Lanterman Act says.

The Lanterman Act tells you:

• What your rights are

• How the regional centers and service providers can help you

• What services and supports you can get

• How to use the Individualized Program Plan (IPP) to get the services you need

• What to do when someone says you can’t get what you need

• How you can make the system better


To view the entire Lanterman Act, please click here:



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