- What's New
- Developmental Center Closures
- Home and Community-Based Services Programs
- Consumer Privacy
- Mental Health Services Act
- Risk Management
- Quality Assessment / National Core Indicators
- Direct Support
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.
- Information About Services
- Who Is Eligible For Services
- Information About DDS
- Employment Opportunities
- Safety Net Stakeholder Meetings
In January and February 2017, the Department of Developmental Services (Department) held three stakeholder meetings throughout the state to guide the Department's efforts to address important safety net issues and improve community services. Use this link to review the themes summarized from the meetings and provide comments.
- Community Crisis Homes
The Department of Developmental Services has posted the proposed emergency regulations for the Community Crisis Homes.
- Request for Proposal
The Department of Developmental Services' Rate Study Request for Proposal (RFP) is released. The RFP is posted on the Department of General Services' (DGS) website. Deadline to respond is April 3, 2017.
- Placer ARC Gallery
DDS is proud to host the creative and inspirational Placer ARC gallery of arts and crafts, a program for clients of Alta California Regional Center, on display at DDS HQ in the Director’s Office suite located in Sacramento. Please enjoy the gallery at this link.
- Annual Part C Grant Application
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS), as lead agency for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, is providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on California's draft IDEA, Part C grant application for 2017 federal early intervention funds.