In Disability Rights California’s opinion, yes. Regional centers sometimes hold “ID team meetings,” “informal IPPs,” or “annual reviews” that the regional center may not consider IPP meetings. Sometimes the regional center will say that agreements reached at these meetings are not formal agreements and do not have to be followed. Any meeting where regional center staff meets with you and your family to discuss services and supports is actually an IPP meeting. This means a decision-maker must be present, the agreements you make must be followed, and you must be able to sign the IPP or IPP amendment that results.
Read Supplement H at the end of this book to make sure your rights are protected at all meetings.