Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Fern Lake at Sonoma Developmental Center

Developmental Centers

Welcome to DDS

The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.


Budget Highlights
Governor's Budget for the Department of Developmental Services.
Funding Authorized in the Budget’s Provisional Language of 2018 (Bridge Funding for Service Providers)
One-time funding for service provider rate increases.
State Plan Amendment (SPA 18-0023)
Effective July 1, 2018. The 1915(i) State Plan was revised to add services and align with the 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services waiver renewal that became effective January 1, 2018.

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