Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Governor, Edmund G. Brown Jr. Director Santi Rogers
DDS Logo California Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street
P. O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020

Info: (916) 654-1690
TTY: (916) 654-2054
Fern Lake by Nancy Flack, Sonoma Developmental Center

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Sonoma Developmental Center

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.


Uniform Holiday Schedule Survey
Current law requires regional center vendors of day programs, look-alike day programs, and work activity programs to close 14 days each year. DDS has heard from some entities and individuals that they are interested in altering the current uniform holidays. Please provide us with your opinion regarding the uniform holiday schedule by taking this survey.

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