Yes. The regional center must put down what your native language is in the IPP. For example, if you speak or prefer Korean, the regional center must say Korean is your native language in the IPP. Section 4646(j)(3). If you are the parent of minor child who is a client of the regional center, or the conservator of an adult client of the regional center, then the regional center must also acknowledge your native language in the IPP.
Tell your service coordinator that the regional center must translate information and records in your native language. You can do this by giving them a letter explaining which language translation you need. A sample letter is included below:
Regional Center Service Coordinator by address; email; or fax
Regarding: Requesting Information in My Native Language For: : ______________________ (Name of Regional Center Client)
I request that the IPP be amended to include a statement that our native language is _________________.
I request that the planning and development of my IPP be conducted in my native language. Welfare & Institutions Code Section 4646(h)(1).
Also, please provide me a translated copy of my IPP in my native language in the timelines required by law. Welfare & Institutions Code Section 4646(h)(2) and 4646.5(a)(5).