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What's New

Uniform Holiday Schedule (04/11/14)
Pursuant to Welfare & Institutions Code section 4692 (e), the Uniform Holiday Schedule for specified vendors.

Mental Health Services Act Request for Applications (03/06/14)
Funding is available for Regional Centers for Fiscal Years 2014-15 through 2016-17 to develop and implement innovative mental health projects.

Early Start Part C Annual Grant Application (02/19/14)
The Department of Developmental Services, as lead agency for Part C, is providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on California’s draft application for 2014 federal early intervention funds.

Early Start Part C Annual Performance Report 2012 (02/03/14)
This report provides the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with a progress report of the State's Early Start Program as measured against the established targets for each of the indicators listed in its State Performance Plan.

2014 Lanterman Act (01/28/14)
Available in PDF includes Supplemental Codes.

2014 Action Items (01/23/14)
ICC members vote on the ICC Annual Activities for FY 2012-2013 Report from 23-24 January, 2014.

Public Notice (01/16/14)
The Department of Developmental Services entered into an Agreement with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding recent surveys of Fairview, Porterville, and Lanterman Developmental Centers.

Developmental Centers Task Force Final Report (01/15/14)
The Developmental Centers Task Force Final Report on the Plan for the Future of Developmental Centers in California has been finalized and submitted to the California Legislature. For additional background information, please visit the DCs Task Force webpage.

Governor Brown appointed Santi J. Rogers and John Doyle to new leadership at DDS (01/15/14)
Governor Brown appointed Santi J. Rogers as director and John Doyle as chief deputy director of the Department of Developmental Services.

Proposed Regulations (01/14/14)
Notice of Modification of the Text of Proposed Regulations for Utilization of Secured Perimeters and Delayed Egress Devices.

Budget Highlights (01/10/14)
Governor's Budget for the Department of Developmental Services.

Regional Center Purchase of Service Data (12/31/13)
DDS and regional centers are to annually collaborate to compile data relating to purchase of service authorization, utilization, and expenditure by each regional center.

82nd Annual State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony (11/22/13)
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will kick-off the holiday season on Thursday, December 12th on the West Steps of the State Capitol.

National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey Results, FY 2011-2012 (11/14/13)
The State can use NCI reports to monitor changes in the system and to guide strategic planning and quality improvement activities. Regional centers can use the data in a similar fashion at the local level.

Drowning Prevention (07/11/13)
Governor Brown reminds Californians that careful vigilance can prevent tragedy, especially drowning. Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths among children ages five and under. DDS and its partners, CDPH and the Drowning Prevention Foundation, continue to raise awareness that drowning is preventable.

Developmental Centers Task Force (06/07/13)
California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana S. Dooley Appoints Members to the Future of the Developmental Centers Task Force

1915(i) State Plan Amendment (SPA) Approved (05/07/13)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved California's 1915(i) SPA which provides federal funding for community services provided to consumers who do not meet the eligibility criteria of the current Waiver.

Press Release (05/01/13)
DDS Secures Expanded Federal Funding for Community-Based Services

Sonoma Developmental Center Program Improvement Plan (03/13/13)
Program Improvement Plan (PIP) between DDS and CDPH to address deficiencies in the ICF at Sonoma Developmental Center.

Press Release (03/13/13)
The Department of Developmental Services enters into a Program Improvement Plan with CDPH to address deficiencies in the ICF at the Sonoma Developmental Center.

National Core Indicators Project - Family Survey Results Report FY 2010-2011 (03/11/13)
This survey report is compiled from the responses of approximately 8,100 family members and guardians of adult consumers living in the community. It provides an overview of indicators measuring outcomes in areas such as information and planning, access and satisfaction with services, choices and control, and community connections.

Press Release (03/06/13)
The Department of Developmental Services Announces New Executive Director for Sonoma Developmental Center.

Annual Part C Grant Application (02/22/13)
The Department of Developmental Services, as lead agency for Part C, is providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on California's draft application for 2013 federal early intervention funds.

Early Start Part C Annual Performance Report 2011 (02/15/13)
This report provides the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with a progress report of the State's Early Start Program as measured against the established targets for each of the indicators listed in its State Performance Plan.

Lanterman Developmental Center's Closure News (01/31/13)
Finalized Transition Guidelines

Press Release (01/18/13)
DDS Withdraws Four Living Units at Sonoma Developmental Center from Federal Certification

Department Policy and Initiatives For Continuous Improvement of Services for the Health and Safety of Consumers (01/31/12)
The Department's highest priority is the health and safety of all residents of developmental centers and the protection and quality of care including ongoing efforts to assess, improve and enhance the provision of supports and services. In order to ensure these individuals are protected, the Department has a number of systems in place as safeguards and standards.