Developmental Services Task Force

Meeting Information

Oversight, Accountability and Transparency (OAT) Workgroup Meeting

This meeting will include: Initiative Updates, CA State Auditor Report Overview of Findings, Review of DDS’ Response, Discussion & Recommendations Regarding Key Findings

October 04, 2022

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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DS Task Force Meeting

Presentation by Shea Tanis Ph.D. on the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project, which is a comparative national longitudinal study of financial and programmatic trends in spending on supports and services for people with IDD.

October 06, 2022

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and California Health and Human Services Agency have announced that a total of 157 individuals from across the state have been selected as members of the Developmental Services (DS) Task Force. The DS Task Force provides guidance on the delivery of services to Californians who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Forty-two individuals will serve on the Task Force, and an additional 115 people will serve on the Task Force’s five workgroups. In the past, 21 individuals served on the Task Force and workgroups combined.

  • DS Task Force Membership
  • Community Resources Workgroup Membership The Community Resources Workgroup will discuss service development needs and opportunities, including housing, employment, workforce development, health, wellness, and technology.
  • Oversight, Accountability and Transparency Workgroup Membership The Oversight, Accountability and Transparency Workgroup will review and explore ways to measure and monitor service and quality outcomes and enhance transparency.
  • Safety Net Workgroup Membership The Safety Net Workgroup will continue evaluation of, and make recommendations on, the developmental services safety net, to include crisis services through person-centered approaches.
  • Service Access and Equity Workgroup Membership  The Service Access and Equity Workgroup will continue discussions on creating a culturally and linguistically competent service system, review funded disparity projects and outcomes, explore statewide strategies to improve access, and make data easy to understand for community discussions.
  • System and Fiscal Reform Workgroup Membership The System and Fiscal Reform Workgroup will discuss system and fiscal reforms to better serve individuals, evaluate compliance with federal rules and discuss key system performance outcomes and measures

Past Full DS Task Force Meetings

July 14, 2022 – Developmental Service Task Force (DSTF) & Stakeholder Budget Briefing

June 4, 2021 – Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Spending Plan

Past Workgroup Meetings

June 30, 2022 – Community Resources Workgroup Housing Meeting

March 11, 2021 – Focus on Community Placement Plan and Community Resource Development Plan

February 22, 2021 – Focus on Employment

February 25, 2020


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Last modified: September 27, 2022