Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
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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.


Home & Community-Based Services Final Rule Training Update
The Department announces the second in the series of trainings regarding the HCBS Final Rule. The upcoming training topic is "How the Final Rule is Supported by Person-Centered Planning".
Fiscal Year 2019/20 Disparity Funds Program Guidelines
The Department seeks proposals that aim to increase equity in service access. Proposals are due by September 30, 2019. This includes the upcoming Bidder's Teleconference information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Public Notice for the HCBS Waiver
This notice provides information of public interest for an amendment to the 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities regarding time-limited rate increases.

Important Information

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