Lanterman Act

Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act

The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act (“Lanterman Act” or “the Act”) is the law that gives people with developmental disabilities in California the right to services and supports that will allow them to live a more independent life. The Lanterman Act begins with section 4500 and runs through section 4846 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code. The services and supports must meet both the needs and the choices of each person individually: §§ 4501, 4512(b). To learn more about the Lanterman Act, click here