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 and Community-Based Services Compliance Activities Funding (2018/2019)
The Department of Developmental Services announces information regarding compliance activities funding for Fiscal Year 2018/2019.
PUBLIC NOTICE – 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendment
The purpose of this amendment is to reflect a rate increase to Home Health Aide and Skilled Nursing Services to align them with increases to Medi-Cal, as authorized by the 2018 Budget Act.
Self-Determination Program Initial Selection
The Department is pleased to announce the initial 2,500 participants for the Self-Determination Program have been selected!

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