Information Packet for Consumers & Families

DDS contracted with the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (USC UCEDD CHLA) to develop two new standard information packets. They asked families to share what information they’d like to see in the packets and what changes they would include creating a more standard experience for all.

CHLA’s survey and focus group applications are now closed. We want to thank everyone who provided their knowledge and valuable insight. This information will help DDS create new standardized information packets for anyone interested in learning more about California‚Äôs regional center system or Early Start services.

We will keep you informed on any further updates. Standard Information Packets will be available in early 2022.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fran Goldfarb, USC UCEDD CHLA at (323) 361-3831 or by email at or Rose Samaniego, DDS Office of Community Operations at (916) 516-0018 or by email at


Last modified: October 13, 2021