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.


1915(i) State Plan Renewal Notice
The Department is seeking to renew the 1915(i) State Plan.
Revised California Statewide Transition Plan
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has posted a revised draft of the Home and Community-Based Services Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for public comment. The revised STP and public comment instructions are available on the DHCS website. The public comment period ends September 29, 2016.

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