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
November 30, 2017

Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meeting
December 6 & 7, 2017


(NEW 10.04.17) Press Release: Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Improve Employment First

Employment First Committee 2016 Report

Statement on Medicaid and Federal Health Care Benefits  


Tell Your Story Here: Why Medicaid Matters to Me 


Program Development Grant Cycle 40 Selected Proposals (PDF)


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)


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.

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View Employment Data Dashboard