Natural Supports


When the regional center talks about “natural” supports we mean those that are provided by people known to clients either by a personal association or from relationships that typically develop in the family and community.  People like these help to enhance or maintain the quality and security of life for clients and are not paid to be there because they occur naturally.

Some examples are:

  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Extended family
  • Bus drivers
  • Grocery clerks
  • Places of worship
  • Community recreation teams