The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. 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.
For more information about DDS, please go to their website: www.dds.ca.gov