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

March 25, 2015 - More information to be posted at a later date.

Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meetings

March 4-5, 2015
Hawthorne Suites
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95811

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Become a volunteer member with SCDD

Why Join The Council? - Flyer (PDF)

SCDD Adopts New Policy


State Council on Developmental Disabilities AdoptsPolicy 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.

New Council Member Appointed

We would like to welcome our newly appointed council member Robert Taylor. As per Governor Brown's appointment:

Robert Taylor, 54, of Clearlake, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Taylor has served as a board member of the North Coast Office of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities since 2013 and has been an advisor for the Board Resource Center Inc. since 2009. He was a telemarketer for Zoya Communications Inc. from 1998 to 2001. Taylor is a member of the California Health and Human Services Agency Olmstead Advisory Committee and the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities Employment First Committee. He served on the Regional Community Advisory Committee 2 at L.A. Care from 2008 to 2011. Taylor is registered without party preference.

California Employment Data Dashboard

The California Developmental Disabilities System Employment Data Dashboard presents the most recent data on how well California is doing in implementingits 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 theQuality Assessment Project page to view the report.
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1507 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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

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