Where to get support
If a person with a developmental disability receives services from or through a Regional Center, they or their loved ones can ask for additional services in their Individual Program Plan (IPP) to help the person make decisions. The IPP should also include information on the person’s preferences.
Supported Living Services
Individuals can also receive additional supports through Supported Living Services (SLS). SLS can be part of a person’s Individual Program Plan, provided by a specialized agency, or both to help the individual manage their life.
SLS may include help with:
Selecting and moving into a home
Choosing personal attendants and housemates
Acquiring household furnishings
Common daily living activities and emergencies
Becoming a participating member in community life
Managing personal financial affairs, as well as other supports
Find out more about SLS.
Adults who are receiving regional center services can continue to receive school services until age 22. If the individual is receiving special education with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), that document can be modified to include additional services that will allow the person to remain or become more independent.