Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Fern Lake at Sonoma Developmental Center

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.


Request for Proposal - DDS Intensive Individualized Transition Services
The Department of Developmental Services has distributed Request for Proposal HD179060 with the intention of obtaining services to provide support focused efforts on transitioning individuals from the Porterville Developmental Center Secure Treatment Program into alternative community settings.

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