Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Fern Lake at Sonoma Developmental Center

Developmental Centers

Welcome to DDS

The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Highlights

Minimum Wage Increase, January 1, 2018
Information on rate increases due to the enactment of Senate Bill 3.
Governor Brown to Host 86th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will host the 86th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 7th on the West Steps of the State Capitol and will light the Capitol Christmas tree with 7-year-old Sofia Garcia of Los Angeles.

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