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

December 1, 2015 - More information to be posted at a later date.


Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meetings

December 2-3, 2015 - More information to be posted at a later date.

State Plan Survey

United Cerebral Palsy Study Released

United Cerebral Palsy recently released a nationwide study titled.“The Case for Inclusion”, an annual ranking of how well state Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and their families. The study is an excellent resource for individuals with disabilities and their families.

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

NEW!! The Self-Determination Program informational video can be found here

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.
About Us Page

Quick Links

alt=""Bilingual Complaint Process


    alt="" Annual Report



            Contact Us 

              1507 21st Street
              Suite 210 
              Sacramento, CA 95811

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

    Board Recruitment:  We Need Your Leadership and Experience

    Image of Gov. Brown that links to his web site

    Image of DDS logo that links to their web site

    National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

    Administration on Intellecutal and Developmental Disabilities