Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (AB 287)
State Policies & Initiatives:Legislation
Signed into law in October 2009, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act establishes an Employment First Committee and calls for the establishment of an Employment First Policy.
This Act “grants persons with developmental disabilities the right to receive services and supports to meet their needs. Existing law requires that the State Department of Developmental Services contract with private nonprofit corporations for the operation of regional centers to obtain services and supports for an individual with a developmental disability in accordance with his or her individual program plan (IPP).”
“This bill would require the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to form a standing Employment First Committee, as specified, to implement an Employment First Policy by July 1, 2011, and annually thereafter, report to the Legislature and the Governor describing the committee’s work and recommendations.”
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- State Department of Developmental Services, State Council on Developmental Disabilities