This the back story of the development of the Lanterman Act from Art Bolton’s perspective. This piece of landmark legislation created the entitlement to community services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families in California. Art has led an amazing life and this video covers eight years from about 1960-1968. In the midst of that time, Art was the director of the California State Assembly Office of Research. This video is 37 minutes long with 11 parts. If you can’t watch it in one sitting, watch a bit and come back. We’re guessing that you will be hooked within the first two or three parts. There is more to come on Art’s life journey. Stay tuned!
Part 1 A New Job and A Visit to a Workshop :16
Part 2 A New President 3:29
Part 3 The Groundwork or If You Build Them, They Will Come 5:17
Part 4 Parents Speak Out! 8:37
Part 5 The Assembly Office of Research 11:46
Part 6 Looking at State Hospitals 15:41
Part 7 Try Another Way! 18:27
Part 8 The Regional Center System 22:21
Part 9 The Market Place 27:33
Part 10 The Lanterman Act 30:54
Part 11 Entitlement 32:28
Produced by NorthStar Services. Video crew was Claudia Bolton, Mary Eble, and Bill Allen.