Guide for Ensuring Supports and Services in the Community

Oct 19, 2011 --- Every IPP should include a comprehensive list of supports and services needed by your loved one in order to live successfully whether at the Developmental Center or in the community. The regional centers are required to provide equivalent care and services when clients move, so it is vital to identify those services ahead of time, and demand that they be in place before your family member leaves the Developmental Center.

The questions in this document are designed to assist and educate families as they consider potential community placements. They are not meant to promote, or discourage, community placement. Questions may vary according to each client's needs and family preferences.

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