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Information About DDS

The Department of Developmental Services is one of 12 departments, boards, and offices comprising the California Health and Human Services Agency. With a budget of more than $5 billion, the department provides services and supports for approximately 252,200 children and adults with developmental disabilities and 33,700 infants with a developmental delay or established risk condition. These services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with twenty-one nonprofit agencies called regional centers. In addition, the regional centers are currently providing diagnosis & evaluation services to approximately 9,700 consumers. (See Monthly Consumer Caseload Reports for additional information.)

Last Updated: 10/12/2015