Coronavirus Information and Resources

The safety of all Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities is our highest priority. We are facing changes in almost every part of our lives. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, regional centers and service providers are dedicated and working with consumers and their communities to identify different ways to help.

This page provides links to general information about COVID-19 and resources. If you still have questions after reading this information and talking with your local regional center and/or your local county public health office, you can email We will check this email daily and route questions to the correct DDS staff for response(s).

As we navigate the new challenges due to COVID-19, DDS will continue working to find new ways to support our consumers, families, providers, staff and communities. All regional centers are open for business, although some regional center staff may be working remotely and not holding face-to-face meetings in their offices. Use the phone number or e-mail address you normally use to contact your service coordinator if you have questions about your services.

Over the next few months, our days are probably going to look very different because of the changes we are making to keep people safe. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and help take care of each other.

DDS has approved changes to increase flexibility for providers, and regional centers to provide the services and supports people need. The specific changes DDS has approved are listed on the Department Directives tab.

We will keep working together to find options to meet existing and new service needs. Your continued partnership is essential during this critical time to support our community. Please stay safe and stay healthy. Thank you for your tireless work.

Last modified: March 26, 2020