Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Fern Lake by Nancy Flack, Sonoma Developmental Center

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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.


Plan for the Closure of Sonoma Developmental Center
The Closure Plan outlines the important parameters and principles that will affect future planning and implementation efforts as the closure of SDC progresses.
Self-Determination Program
The revised Self-Determination Program Waiver application was resubmitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on September 29, 2015.
Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint for Reform
Information on the development and implementation of the Blueprint to improve Competitive Integrated Employment Outcomes.

Important Information