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.


Competitive, Integrated Employment — Consumer Success Stories
Stories highlighting individuals, and the steps they took to successfully achieve competitive, integrated employment.
Survey to Determine Provider Rate Increases — Updated
The Department is still accepting vendor cost surveys needed to calculate rate increases.
Budget Highlights
2016 May Revision Highlights for the Department of Developmental Services.
Governor's Letter on Drowning Prevention
With the approach of summer weather and the swimming season, Governor Brown issued his support of Drowning Prevention. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children ages five and under. The Governor urges all Californians to enjoy activities but remain vigilant around babies and toddlers, and swimmers of all ages.
DDS Fact Book - Thirteenth Edition
The DDS Fact Book offers a look at the demographics and characteristics of individuals served by DDS.

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