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What's New

Drowning Prevention (06/20/17)
Governor Jerry Brown urges Californians to be vigilant while enjoying swimming this summer to prevent the tragedy of near-drownings and drownings.
┬╗ See our informative Drowning Infographic.

2014-2015 Employment and Day Programs Annual Report (06/16/17)
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 (06/14/17)
The DDS Fact Book offers a look at the demographics and characteristics of individuals served by DDS.

Revised Effective Date for Rate Increase (06/12/17)
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 (05/30/17)
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.

Vendor Rate Study (05/17/17)
Section 4519.8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, requires the Department of Developmental Services to submit a rate study addressing the sustainability, quality, and transparency of community-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Department intends to contract with Burns & Associates to conduct the required rate study.

Plan for Crisis and Other Safety Net Services In the California Developmental Services (05/13/17)
The Department of Developmental Services safety net plan is released. The plan provides background on the developmental disabilities services system and presents DDS' plan to enhance the continuum of service options to support individuals with the most challenging service needs.

Home and Community-Based Services Regulations - Provider Funding Concepts (05/03/17)
Information regarding initial approval of provider funding concepts.

Highlights from the 85th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (12/21/16)
Please enjoy this YouTube of the 2016 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.