Yes. If you need and want certain kinds of services or supports, formal assessments may be done before the meeting or between meetings. Assessments could be done if you need:
- behavior management services,
- occupational and/or physical therapy, or
- supported living.
An assessment must be done by someone who is qualified. Whenever possible, it should take place in the natural environment. It must involve taking information from you, your family, your friends, your providers, and your advocates and other representatives. And it must be sensitive to your and your family’s lifestyle and cultural background.Section 4646.5(a)(1).