Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
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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.


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.
2014-2015 Employment and Day Programs Annual Report
The annual report examines California and national trends and patterns in employment and day program services for individuals with disabilities.
DDS Fact Book - Fourteenth Edition
The DDS Fact Book offers a look at the demographics and characteristics of individuals served by DDS.

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