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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.


Budget Highlights
2015 May Revision Highlights for the Department of Developmental Services.
Injunction Against Enforcement of Uniform Holiday Schedule and Half-Day Billing for Services
Department of Developmental Services program directive to regional centers regarding the injunction issued related to Welfare and Institutions Code sections 4692 and 4690.6.

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