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

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.


Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule Informational Piece
Background information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations for Home and Community-Based Services.
Regional Center Oversight Dashboard
Data from the Department’s oversight activities.
Regional Center Purchase of Service Data
DDS and regional centers annually collaborate to compile data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure by each regional center.
Minimum Wage Increase, January 1, 2017
Information on rate increases due to the enactment of Senate Bill 3.
Revised Statewide Transition Plan (STP) submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
On November 23, 2016, the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) submitted California’s revised STP for home and community-based settings to CMS for approval.

Important Information