Keep the Promise
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act is a promise. It’s a California law that guarantees people with developmental disabilities receive the quality services they deserve to help them reach their full developmental potential, while empowering them to live as independently as possible in integrated communities of their choice.
Today it’s a #BrokenPromise.
Long-term funding shortfalls that were exacerbated by more than $1 billion in cuts during the Great Recession have left the Lanterman Act severely underfunded. Many services have been decimated and community based providers across California are being forced to lower standards, slash programs and shut their doors. While much of the economy has recovered from the deep recession, the state’s system of care under the Lanterman Act remains in real jeopardy. We need a 10% across the board increase for regional centers and community providers.