“Services and supports” means the help you choose and need for your developmental disability to live a full, productive life in the community. Services and supports can help you learn new skills, improve your functioning, and help you lead an independent and normal life.Section 4512(b). For example, you may need occupational therapy to help you swallow so you can be less dependent on your feeding tube. Or, you may need training to use the local bus system.
The regional centers and other agencies provide services and support based on your IPP. Regional centers pay for some services and help you get some from other agencies. Even if a service or support is not specifically listed in the Lanterman Act, you can get it if you prove you need it.