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

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.


HCBS Compliance Funding Extended
The deadline for service providers to submit proposals for HCBS compliance activities funding is extended to October 31, 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Provider Rate Increases
Questions and answers related to service provider rate increases that went into effect on July 1, 2016.

Important Information