Partners in Lifelong Support Since 1966
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Our Mission Is…

To enable people with developmental disabilities to live purposeful lives as active members of their communities.

Adopted by the Lanterman board of directors in May 2009.


Our Vision Is...

A world where every person is respected and embraced.

Adopted by the Lanterman board of directors in May 2009.


Our Core Values Are...

Community Ownership

We are a public benefit corporation owned by the clients, families, service providers, regional center staff and the community we share. Our expectations of ownership are commitment, contribution and stewardship.

Partnership

We work with a spirit of collaboration and active participation. Members of our community share equally the benefits, obligations and challenges of our shared vision.

Accountability

We are responsible stewards of our Center. We are accountable for decisions we make, resources we use, and actions we take. We are transparent, efficient, resourceful and results-oriented.

Leadership

We turn our values into action through service, learning, and innovation. We inspire the Center to reach its full potential and lead the way for others.

Advocacy

We are committed to breaking down barriers and bringing people with developmental disabilities into the life of the community.

Adopted by the Lanterman board of directors in May 2009.


Our Customer Values Are...

Quality of Service Delivery

Services provided to people with developmental disabilities are based on best practices, meet people’s expectations, and are effective in helping people and their families achieve desired outcomes.

Advocacy

People with developmental disabilities and their families receive direct assistance and active support aimed at helping them gain access to the opportunities they need to live their lives the way they choose.

Coordination of Services

All services and supports necessary for an individual to achieve his or her desired outcomes are provided in a manner that is person-centered, integrated and coordinated.

Self-Advocacy

People with developmental disabilities and their families have access to training, information and support, as well as the opportunities necessary to develop the skills they need to advocate effectively for themselves.

Social Acceptance of People with Developmental Disabilities

People with developmental disabilities are accepted as unique individuals and are welcomed as equal participants in all aspects of community life and social interactions.

Service Availability, Access and Choice

People with developmental disabilities and their families have access to the range of services and supports necessary for them to achieve their desired outcomes and have a choice in the services and supports they use.

Personal/Professional Relationships

People providing services and supports are caring and respectful of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, they understand their needs, and they act as true partners in helping people achieve their desired outcomes.

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