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Lanterman Act

Lanterman Act

The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act of 1969 defines the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and establishes a service system to meet the individualized needs of consumers and when appropriate, their families, throughout the state. Additionally, the legislation establishes the process for determining and providing services.

The Lanterman Act publication is available on the Department of Developmental Services web site at:


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