Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
Fern Lake, Sonoma Developmental Center

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.


PUBLIC NOTICE – 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Renewal
The Department is seeking to renew the 1915(c) HCBS Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
Employment Initiative Guidelines
Detailed description of the processes to implement two new employment programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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