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.


May Revision 2019-20
Highlights of the Department of Developmental Services budget and May Revision for Regional and Developmental Centers.
HCBS Waiver Amendment Approval
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a waiver amendment, effective May 1, 2019, that adds new service providers and includes authorization for a one-year rate increase of 2.1% for some providers in counties designated as “high cost.”
Temporary Provider Rate Increase (Bridge Funding) Effective May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020
Information on rate increases due to Budget Act of 2018

Important Information