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Chapter 4: Individual Program Plans

Chapter 4: Individual Program Plans

This chapter gives you answers to the most common questions about Individual Program Plans, called IPPs for short. We explain what an IPP is, how to make one that is right for you, and how to put your IPP into practice.

You will also learn how to:

  • Change your IPP as your needs change
  • Get information in a language you can understand
  • Use vouchers and work with your regional center to get the services and supports you need

This information is mostly taken from a state law called the Lanterman Act, which begins at section 4500 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code. We give you the section of this state law where you can find the information we wrote. You may have to look at the law to get the services you need. When you see the word “Section(s),” followed by a number and no other information, it means section(s) of the Lanterman Act. To read the Lanterman Act, click here.