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Cheryl Bright
Executive Director

2501 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Public: (714) 957-5000
TDD: (714) 957-5512

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Fairview Developmental Center

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Fairview Developmental Center (FDC), located on 114 acres of state-owned land in Orange County, opened in 1959 and serves people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

FDC is one of four State-operated facilities within the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and is a multi-disciplinary, service-oriented residential facility licensed by the California Department of Public Health. FDC provides general acute care, skilled nursing care, intermediate care, and acute crises services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Admissions to FDC require a court order and are limited to the Southern STAR acute crisis center for individuals requiring short-term treatment and stabilization in order to return to their home in the community.

Services provided within the FDC community occur on a continuum and include 24-hour health care supervision, a structured medical, nursing and social/behavioral environment and a habilitation program designed to enhance their independence and life skills. Services also include training in daily living, vocational skill development, leisure, academic advancement, communication, mobility, socialization and community integration, both on campus and in community settings.


All human beings have value and are part of the wealth and richness of our human family. People do not lose their inherent value because of a disability. The men and women who live at FDC have strengths and abilities that make them the unique individuals they are. The FDC commitment is to afford each resident a safe and nurturing environment where opportunities for growth, realization, self-expression and goal achievement is celebrated. FDC strives to empower individuals to be as self-reliant as their skills, strengths, perseverance and abilities allow.


In order to preserve the privacy and dignity of individuals living at the DC, general tours for individuals and the public are not available. Educational tours are available at the discretion of the Executive Director. For public information, or to schedule a tour, please contact the Assistant to the Executive Director at (714) 957-5105. Members of the media who would like a tour should complete and submit the Media Access Request and Agreement form.

Infection Control Officer: In accordance with requirements of California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Section 1797.188(d), the Infection Control Officer for Fairview Developmental Center can be reached at (714) 957 5186. For after hours, contact the Assistant Coordinator of Nursing Services at (714) 957-5244.


Last Updated: 5/25/2018