Serving Californians with Developmental Disabilities

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) ensures that Californians with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to lead independent, productive lives in their community of choice. DDS oversees the coordination and delivery of services to more than 330,000 individuals who have cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, epilepsy and related conditions through a network of 21 regional centers and state-operated facilities.


Profiles & success stories

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Early Start

California's early intervention program for infants & toddlers

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Developmental Center Closures

Transitioning to community living

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Consumer Advisory Committee

Giving consumers a voice

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Individuals Served


Regional Centers


State-Operated Facilities Population