About the Course

The Lanterman Act is California’s civil rights program for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and creates our Regional Center system which assesses and fulfills essential services necessary to live in the community.
This session will introduce attendees to a series of MCLE programs and resources created by the Arc of California with the assistance of the Golden State Pooled Trust to assist families, fiduciaries, attorneys and advocates to the Lanterman Act, the Individual Program Plan (IPP), and advocacy programs. Central to the Keep the Lanterman Promise program are a series of free online MCLE trainings to provide a foundation of knowledge that all fiduciaries and attorneys when serving the needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in California.
This presentation will be co-presented by Teresa Anderson JD, policy director of the Arc of California who will share with attendees the challenges that persons with I/DD face, and what is necessary to continue the Lanterman entitlement. This presentation will feature key segments from the KTLP online webinar series and suggest how private fiduciaries can not only benefit from taking the courses, but how segments from the series can assist the private fiduciary to serve as a resource for beneficiaries and families they serve to effectively advocate for essential community services.
Member Price: $50.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00
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Presented Date: June 1, 2023

Teresa Anderson is the Public Policy Director for The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration. Over the last 18 years and prior to becoming the Public Policy Director, Teresa worked on a variety of special projects for The Arc of California including; staffing the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Statewide Taskforce and Prevention Committee for the Board of Directors, Research on Poverty Issues among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Increasing Advocacy and Awareness of Sexual Assault and Abuse of People with IDD, Health Advocacy and Criminal Justice Issues. In the earlier years of her career, Teresa worked as a direct support professional providing services in day programs, supported employment, residential, education and behavioral crisis settings.

In addition to her work for The Arc of California, Teresa provided legislative and regulatory advocacy in the health care arena with much of her efforts focused on increasing access to care, vulnerable populations and the need to expand the health workforce.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Sacramento State University, a Masters Degree in Public Health from Drexel University, and her Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School Sacramento. Her graduate work, research and thesis centered on Health Advocacy for People with IDD.

Stephen W. Dale received his JD from Armstrong Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. His law firm provides quality estate planning to clients with a special focus on the needs of persons with disabilities and their families.