The Governor of California has released budget information, highlights, and statistics:
“The Department of Developmental Services (Department) is responsible for administering the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Lanterman Act). The Lanterman Act provides for the coordination and provision of services and supports to enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead more independent, productive, and integrated lives. Additionally, the Early Start Program provides services to infants and toddlers at risk of having a developmental disability.
The Department carries out its responsibilities through contracts with 21 community-based, non-profit corporations known as regional centers, as well as through state-operated homes and facilities.
The number of individuals served by regional centers (consumers) is expected to be 386,431 in the current year and increase to 407,634 in fiscal year (FY) 2022-23. In addition, 322 individuals are projected to be served in state-operated facilities as of July 1, 2022.
The Governor’s Budget continues to support the needs of consumers during the public health crisis and reflects the need for increased supports in specified service categories. The Governor’s Budget also proposes new policies to continue efforts to improve service access and to achieve better outcomes and consumer experiences.”