Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Governor Schwarzenegger
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

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.

Sonoma Valley Footrace & Festival 2008, Photo Courtesy of Nancy Flack

Sonoma Valley Footrace & Festival-June 2008
Sonoma Developmental Center
(Photo courtesy of Nancy Flack)

These disabilities include mental retardation, 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.


Important Information about the Budget Impasse
A message from Secretary Kim Belshé, California Health and Human Services Agency, on the Budget Impasse.
Jobs Available, Apply Now!
The Department of Developmental Services is looking for people who want to be a Maintenance and Service Occupational Trainees. Deadline to apply is October 3, 2008.
2008 Health and Wellness Forum
The Department of Developmental Services, in collaboration with the Association of Regional Center Agencies and UC San Diego School of Medicine, presents the 2008 Health & Wellness Forum in San Diego, California, on September 24-26.