Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Governor, Edmund G. Brown Jr. Director Santi Rogers
DDS Logo California Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street
P. O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020

Info: (916) 654-1690
TTY: (916) 654-2054
Fern Lake by Nancy Flack, Sonoma Developmental Center

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Sonoma Developmental Center

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.


Press Release
Sonoma Developmental Center Appeals the Enforcement Action by California Department of Public Health against SDC ICF-DD.
DC Task Force Implementation Workgroups - 2014
The Department has invited stakeholder representatives to participate in a series of statewide workgroup meetings in late August and early September. The workgroups are part of a stakeholder process to gather input on proposals implementing the DC Task Force Recommendations passed with the 2014-15 Budget and the development of related regulations.
Section 811 Project Based Rental Assistance Demonstration Program – Round 1
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in collaboration with the California Housing Finance Agency, released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Funding Application related to Section 811 Project Based Rental Assistance – Round I.
Rate Changes due to the Minimum Wage Increase
Information on provider rate increases due to the change in minimum wage effective July 1, 2014.
Keep Summer Fun by Keeping Children Safe – Drowning is Preventable
A Message by Santi J. Rogers, Director of Department of Developmental Services, Tony Anderson, Executive Director, The Arc of California, Eileen Richey, Executive Director, Association of Regional Center Agencies, and Nadina Riggsbee, Founder of Drowning Prevention Foundation.

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