Parent Advocates Seeking Solutions


The "Lanterman Act" gives people with developmental disabilities the same legal rights and responsibilities guaranteed all other individuals by Federal and State Constitutions.


Listed below are a number of resources that we have found to be very useful throughout the years. We hope they will be of value to you.

Autism Society of America - San Diego Chapter

Department of Developmental Disabilities and The Lanterman Act

Down Syndrome Association of San Diego

Exceptional Family Resource Center

Protection and Advocacy, Inc - Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities

San Diego Regional Center


Best Buddies of California

Social Security Disability Resource Center

Epilepsy Foundation San Diego County

San Diego People First

United Cerebral Palsy San Diego County

•Developmental Disabilities Board for AREA XIII: (619) 645-3000 or email:

Directory of Services

California Dept. of Justice:

(800) 952-5225

Legal - Protection and Advocacy

(800) 776-5746

Employment - Department of Fair Employment and Housing

(800) 884-1684

Housing - Department of Fair and Housing

(800) 233-3212