Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
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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.


Fiscal Year 2018/19 Disparity Fund Program Guidelines for Applicants
The Department has added the Disparity Funds Program Teleconference Summary and FAQs document.
Consumer & Family Survey
DDS is conducting a survey of consumers and family members to further inform the rate study.
Self-Determination Program Initial Selection
The Department is pleased to announce the initial 2,500 participants for the Self-Determination Program have been selected!
Public Notice - Amendment to the 1915(i) State Plan
The Department is seeking to amend the 1915(i) State Plan.
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
The Department of Developmental Services is currently reviewing information regarding the new federal requirement that states implement an EVV system for personal care and home health care services.
Provider Survey for Specialized Therapeutic Services
Provider survey for services codes 115, 116, & 117 to help inform the Rate Study.

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