COVID-19 additions to Lanterman Act participant directed services

The Lanterman Act specifies services that where participant direction to allow consumers to exercise more authority over how, and by whom, services are provided. Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has issued a directive adding personal assistance, independent living skills and supported employment as services that can be participant directed.  This change is to increase the ability for participants to access services during COVID-19.  (Regional Center Executive Directors Letter, March 30, 2020, extended to May 29, 2020.)