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.


Responses to Public Comments on Provider Rate Study
On January 10, 2020, with the release of the Governor's Budget, the Department will post on its website a summary of comments received, along with the Department's responses to these comments and any necessary and appropriate changes to rate models contained in the rate study
Additional Participants Selected for the Self-Determination Program
The Department is pleased to announce that additional individuals have been selected to participate in the Self-Determination Program (SDP).
Additional Members Added to California’s Developmental Services Task Force
A total of 158 individuals from across the state have been selected as members of the Developmental Services Task Force. The DS Task Force provides guidance on the delivery of services to Californians who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The reconstituted Task Force meets on December 9.

Important Information

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