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The Department of Developmental Services does not attempt to maintain a comprehensive list of developmental disability related Internet sites. DDS only lists websites of other governmental entities and non-profit organizations with whom DDS contracts. A number of the sites listed below maintain extensive links to developmental disability related sites. If the information you are seeking cannot be found at one of these sites, we recommend you try one of the following Internet search sites:

Links to Other Internet Sites

The following Internet Websites are listed for your convenience. Inclusion of any Website should not be construed as an endorsement of the accuracy of, or support for, the information or views expressed by that site.

Developmental Disability Related Websites:

DDS Safety Net
This site is dedicated to the dissemination of information on the prevention and mitigation of risk factors for persons with developmental disabilities.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
A federally-funded independent state agency established in federal and state law to assist in planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Other Useful Internet Sites:

Americans With Disabilities Act Document Center
This site containing copies of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), ADA regulations, technical assistance manuals, and other technical assistance documents.
Association of Regional Centers Agencies (ARCA)
The Association of Regional Centers Agencies represents the 21 regional centers in California.
Be Prepared California
This site is for Californians to help prepared for a public health emergency. It provides guidelines and tips to ensure that you and your family are prepared for a disaster before it strikes.
Code of Federal Regulations (searchable)
The Code of Federal Regulations is the official, subject matter order, compilation of the Federal regulations of general applicability and legal effect, that are currently in force.
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
The NCEH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The NCEH's Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities works to prevent or reduce the incidence of birth defects and developmental disabilities from known causes and to find unknown causes.
Social Security Online
Social Security Online is the official Website of the Social Security Administration.
U.S. Census Bureau
Home Page for official information on population and economic indicators.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Information on developmental disabilities programs.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - President's Committee on Mental Retardation
Information about the President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) including its role, composition and reports.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing Page
Information about the federal Fair Housing Act. The Act guarantees the right to live where one chooses without fear of discrimination due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - People with Disabilities Website
Information from all parts of HUD's Website of interest to people with disabilities.
Last Updated: 7/20/2017