Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Placer ARC Gallery

Placer ARC Gallery

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.


August 3, 2017 Respite Repeal Letter
Program directive to regional centers regarding the repeal of the respite restrictions per Welfare and Institutions Code section 4686.5.
Special Interest - Arts in the Community
Celebrating the Art & Advocacy installation at the CA Museum were CHHS Secretary Diana Dooley, artist Gabby Ledesma, DDS Director Nancy Bargmann, and Alta CA Regional Center Executive Director Phil Bonnet. The opening night reception was hosted by the California Disability-Senior Community Action Network, Choices Person Centered Services with the California Person Centered Advocacy Partnership, Claraty Arts of Santa Cruz, and the Art of Autism. The exhibit features many artists with developmental disabilities from around the state and will run until September 17th at the California Museum, 1020 O Street, Sacramento. For more information, please visit http://www.californiamuseum.org/art-advocacy.
Assembly Bill X2-1 Provider Survey
The final survey for service providers who received certain rate increases effective July 1, 2016 is now available.
Drowning Prevention
Governor Jerry Brown urges Californians to be vigilant while enjoying swimming this summer to prevent the tragedy of near-drownings and drownings.
ยป See our informative Drowning Infographic.

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