Lanterman Act

The Lanterman Act is the legislation that created and governs the State's Developmental Disabilities System which includes the Regional Center system.

Read more about the history of the Lanterman Act at Wikepedia.

Go to the online searchable Lanterman Act

The publication, "A Consumer's Guide to the Lanterman Act," is a booklet for adults with developmental disabilities and was written with the help of consumers.

You can download the Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the guide using the following link. Please note that the files are large and may require updating to the current version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to be correctly viewed and printed.

* English (1693KB / 52 pages)
* Spanish (7258KB / 52 pages)

Request a Copy By Mail

Include in the request your name, organization name, and how many copies you would like. As there is a limited supply of these booklets, requests numbering more than five(5) copies per address will be filled on an as-needed basis.

Department of Developmental Services
Office of Human Rights and Advocacy Services
Attn: CONSUMER'S GUIDE
1600 Ninth Street, Room 240, MS 2-15
Sacramento, CA 95814

If you have any questions regarding the above publication, please contact the Office of Human Rights and Advocacy Services at (916) 654-1888.

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