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Lanterman offers lifelong services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
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Learn more about applying for regional center services, including eligibility requirements, where to call and what initial info you'll need to provide.
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In the News

Regional Center Clients Helps Light Tree at 86th Annual Ceremony on 12.07.17

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) joined Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown in celebrating the 86th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Sofia Garcia (age 7) of Los Angeles, CA, was selected by Harbor Regional Center (HRC) to help the Governor and First Lady “flip the switch” to...

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Posted on: Dec 08, 2017

Message Concerning Respite Services

There is an important change in the Welfare and Institutions Code, section 4686.5, which impacts respite services.  Starting in January 2018, families may receive more than 90 hours per quarter of respite services. Read more in English

Mensaje en Relación a los Servicios de Respiro

Hay un cambio importante en el Código de Bienestar y...

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Posted on: Nov 27, 2017

Self-Determination Program (SDP) November 2017 Update

Many families and self-advocates have been asking for an update on the Self-Determination Program. It’s hard to believe that the legislation authorizing Self-Determination was signed in 2014. At this time, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) continues to work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) to finalize the...

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2017

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