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Rights Under The Lanterman Act Manual

Regional center services for people with developmental disabilities

 

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*** UPDATE: PLEASE REVIEW THE RELEVANT FACT SHEETS LISTED BELOW EACH CHAPTER FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ***

Effects of Recent Budget Cuts

Every year the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) allocates money for each regional center to operate and purchase services. Changes were made to the Lanterman Act, reducing and terminating numerous regional center services.

This book was written before the most recent budget was finalized. Therefore there are some parts of the book that are no longer accurate.

Manual by Individual Section:

Cover pages (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2012

Chapter 1: The Lanterman Act (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2012 *** Additional Supporting Fact Sheets Also see: SB 468 (Emmerson/Beall/Mitchell/Chesbro) Statewide Self-Determination Program (pdf) (rtf)

Chapter 2: Developmental Disabilities (pdf) (rtf)

Chapter 3: The Regional Center is the Starting Point (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2013 *** Additional Supporting Fact Sheets (pdf) Also see: SB 468 (Emmerson/Beall/Mitchell/Chesbro) Statewide Self-Determination Program (pdf) (rtf)

Chapter 4: Indivdual Program Plans - Development and Implementation (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2015 *** Additional Supporting Fact Sheets (pdf) Also see: SB 468 (Emmerson/Beall/Mitchell/Chesbro) Statewide Self-Determination Program (pdf) (rtf)

Chapter 5: Advocating for Yourself (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2015

Chapter 6: Services and Supports for Children and Adults Who Live With Their Families (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2015 Additional Supporting Fact Sheets (pdf) Also see: SB 468 (Emmerson/Beall/Mitchell/Chesbro) Statewide Self-Determination Program (pdf) (rtf)

Chapter 7: Living Arrangements for Adults and Children (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2013 *** Additional Supporting Fact Sheets (pdf)

Chapter 8: Community Participation, Work, Day Activities, Leisure and More (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2013 *** Additional Supporting Fact Sheets (pdf)

Chapter 9: Avoiding Institutionalization (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2013

Chapter 10: Services and Supports for People with Dual Diagnosis (pdf) (rtf) UPDATED 2013

Chapter 11: Self-Directed Services Program REMOVED

Chapter 12: Disputes: Fair Hearings and Compliance Complaints (pdf) (rtf)

Chapter 13: The Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Services Developmental Disability Waiver (pdf) (rtf)

Supplement A: Common Terms and Abbreviations (pdf)

Supplement B: The Law Gives You Rights (htm) (pdf)

Supplement C: Services and Supports Provided by Regional Centers (pdf)

Supplement D is intentionally omitted - see Chapter 13

Supplement E: List of Records Regional Centers May Ask for When You Apply for Services (pdf) UPDATED 2012

Supplement F: Cognitive Disabilities (pdf) (rtf)

Supplement G: Services and Supports for People with Cognitive Disabilities (htm) (pdf)

Supplement H: Inter-Regional Center Transfer Guidelines (pdf)

Supplement I: How to get Regional Center Services through your IPP (pdf)

Supplement J: Your IPP Meeting Planner (pdf) (rtf)

Supplement K: Use Your IPP to Plan for Community Activities (pdf)

Supplement L: Get Ready for Your IPP/IFSP Meeting (htm) (pdf)

Supplement M: 25 Individual Life Quality Outcomes (pdf)

Supplement N: Letter to Ask for an IPP Meeting REMOVED

Supplement O: How to Interview a Supported Living Agency (htm) (pdf)

Supplement P: The Court says you can get supports, even if you live at home REMOVED

Supplement Q: Not all disorders are covered (pdf)

Supplement R: Table on how to prepare for your negotiations with the regional center or other agency (html) pdf)

Supplement S: Fair Hearing Flow Chart (pdf)

Supplement T: Sample letter asking your regional center to communicate with you in your primary language REMOVED

Supplement U: Notice of Proposed Action (pdf)

Supplement V: Fair Hearing Request (pdf)

Supplement W: Notification of Resolution (pdf)

Supplement X: How to Write a Section 4731 Complaint (pdf)

Supplement Y: Contact List: Regional Center Offices throughout California (pdf) UPDATED 2015

Supplement Z: Office Of Clients' Rights Advocacy Listing (pdf) UPDATED 2015

Supplement AA: Contact List: State Council on Developmental Disabilities and Area Boards (pdf) UPDATED 2015

Supplement BB: Contact List: Developmental Center Clients' Rights Advocates and Volunteer Advocacy Service Coordinators (pdf) UPDATED 2015

Supplement CC: Contact List: Regional Resource Development Projects (pdf) UPDATED 2015

Additional Resource Fact Sheets:

Supported Living Services (#F028.01)