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.

Breach Notice

DDS ISSUES NOTICE OF POTENTIAL BREACH OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

DDS notifies individuals and the public about a break-in at DDS's legal and audits offices.

Highlights

Select Committee on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Materials presented at the August 7, 2018 Hearing
Guidelines for Regional Center Community Placement Plan and Community Resource Development Plan
Updated guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018-19 are available.
PUBLIC NOTICE – 1915(i) STATE PLAN AMENDMENT
The Department is seeking to amend the 1915(i) State Plan.

Important Information