Welcome to SCDD

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.

Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.


Next Council Meeting

September 15, 2015 - More information to be posted at a later date.


Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meetings

September 23-24, 2015 - More information to be posted at a later date.

State Plan Survey

SCDD wants to help and we need information from you. Please take a moment to complete our online survey.

Become a volunteer member with SCDD

Why Join The Council? - Flyer (PDF)

SCDD Adopts New Policy


State Council on Developmental Disabilities Adopts Policy on Sheltered Work and Subminimum Wage and the Transition to Integrated Competitive Employment.       posted 8/8/14



A New Option: Self-Determination

Governor Brown signed Self-Determination into law so everyone receiving regional center services will be able to choose Self-Determination, if they want. Find out more about Self-Determination by viewing Fact Sheet on Self-Determination.



California Employment Data Dashboard

The California Developmental Disabilities System Employment Data Dashboard presents the most recent data on how well California is doing in implementing its Employment First Policy, supporting people to have jobs in their communities making at competitive wages.


View Employment Data Dashboard

Community Development Grants

View all Cycle 36 Grants (FY 2013-2014) Awarded

National Core Indicator Surveys

The final report (FY 2010-2011) analyzing the collective responses of over 7500 families of adult consumers living with their family or in the community is now available to the community. Please go to the Quality Assessment Project page to view the report.
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          1507 21st Street
          Suite 210 
          Sacramento, CA 95811

          (916) 322-8481
          Toll Free: (866) 802-0514
          TTY: (916) 324-8420
          Fax: (916) 443-4957

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