Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
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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.

Highlights

Drowning Prevention
Governor Jerry Brown urges Californians to be vigilant while enjoying swimming this summer to prevent the tragedy of near-drownings and drownings.
ยป See our informative Drowning Infographic.
2014-2015 Employment and Day Programs Annual Report
The annual report examines California and national trends and patterns in employment and day program services for individuals with disabilities.
DDS Fact Book - Fourteenth Edition
The DDS Fact Book offers a look at the demographics and characteristics of individuals served by DDS.
Revised Effective Date for Rate Increase
On February 13, 2017, the Sacramento County Superior Court ruled the Department must implement the 5.82 percent rate increase for in-home respite agency, personal assistance and supported living services, authorized in Welfare and Institutions Code sections 4691.6(h) and 4691.9(c), effective October 13, 2015.
Mental Health Services Act Cycle IV Request for Applications
The Department of Developmental Services is pleased to announce the Mental Health Services Act Cycle IV Request for Applications. DDS will award funds to regional centers to develop and implement innovative projects that focus on prevention, early intervention, and treatment for children and adult consumers with mental health diagnoses, and provide support for families.

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