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Our unique support system was created by the enactment of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. Passed in 1969, this important California legislation, known as the “Lanterman Act,” states that people with developmental disabilities and their families have a right to get the services and support they need to live like people without disabilities. Our work with the community is inspired by that perspective.

The Lanterman Act further outlines the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, how the regional centers and service providers can help, what services and supports they can obtain, and how they can use the program plan to get needed services. It is a powerful and important tool we use for supporting members of our community with developmental disabilities.