Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
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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.


Lanterman Act
2016 Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act is now available online.
Regional Center Purchase of Service Data
DDS and regional centers are to annually collaborate to compile data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure by each regional center.

Important Information