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.


Vendor Rate Study
Section 4519.8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, requires the Department of Developmental Services to submit a rate study addressing the sustainability, quality, and transparency of community-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Department intends to contract with Burns & Associates to conduct the required rate study.
Plan for Crisis and Other Safety Net Services In the California Developmental Services
The Department of Developmental Services safety net plan is released. The plan provides background on the developmental disabilities services system and presents DDS' plan to enhance the continuum of service options to support individuals with the most challenging service needs.
Draft Provider Survey Webinar/Conference Call
Initial draft of survey for providers who received rate increases effective July 1, 2016. Webinar/conference call information has been updated

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