Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
84th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

84th Annual Capitol Tree Lighting

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.


DDS Joins the Governor and First Lady in honoring Jeffrey "J.J." Paris, the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighter, on December 2nd in Sacramento
The Department of Developmental Services joins Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown in celebrating the 84th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the State Capitol.
Rate Changes due to the Minimum Wage Increase
Information on provider rate increases due to the change in minimum wage effective January 1, 2016.
Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint for Reform
Information on the development and implementation of the Blueprint to improve Competitive Integrated Employment Outcomes.

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