RULA - Rights Under The Lanterman Act - Complete Manual

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What is the Lanterman Act?

The Lanterman Act is the California law that gives people with developmental disabilities the right to the services and supports they need to live a more independent and normal life. The Act is part of the California Welfare and Institutions Code, starting at § 4500 – § 4905. If you want to read the Lanterman Act, go to: http://www.dds.ca.gov/Statutes/LantermanAct.cfm

The law says that it is very important that each person get the services and supports that meet their needs and choices.

The Act recognizes that people with developmental disabilities may need help to live full, productive lives.

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