CA Welf & Inst Code Section 4687

Consistent with state and federal law, the Legislature recognizes the rights of persons with disabilities to have relationships, marry, be a part of a family, and to parent if they so choose. The Legislature further recognizes that individuals with developmental disabilities may need support and counseling in order to make informed decisions in these areas. In order to achieve these goals, the following services may be made available to persons with developmental disabilities:


Sexuality training.


Parenting skills training.


Supported living arrangements for parents with developmental disabilities and their children.


Advocacy assistance to deal with agencies, including, but not limited to, child protective services, and assistance in reunification planning.


Family counseling services.


Other services and supports listed in Section 4685 when needed to maintain and strengthen the family unit, where one or both of the parents is an individual with developmental disabilities.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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