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.

COVID-19 Resources in Plain Language


COVID Vaccine Information

Avoiding COVID Scams

Slides for SCDD’s COVID-19 Vaccine Input Sessions

These PowerPoint slides were presented during the State Council on Developmental Disabilities’ COVID-19 Vaccine Community Input Sessions in December 2020. Attendees had the opportunity to directly share feedback and concerns regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. SCDD’s Executive Director, Aaron Carruthers, is a member of the newly established Community Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC).

Creating Community (Activity Ideas and Supporting Someone During Times of Change)

Información sobre la vacuna COVID en lenguaje sencillo

Evitando las estafas de COVID

Sesiones de aportes comunitarios de la vacuna contra la COVID-19 del SCDD

Preguntas Frecuentes que SCDD recibió de Personas con Discapacidades 

Preguntas Frecuentes que SCDD recibió de Padres y Miembros de Familia

Recursos en línea relacionados con el coronavirus

Estafas de coronavirus y alerta de fraude

Consejos de SCDD para una red de teléfonos 

Cómo Mantenerse Saludable de COVID-19

Información de COVID-19 por y para Personas con DiscapacidadesOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)

Reunión Virtuales: Empensando

Reunión Virtuales Consejos 

COVID-19 y IDEA Parte B Educación Especial

COVID-19 y IDEA Parte C Intervención Temprana (Inicio temprano – Early Start) 

Resumen de Guía del Departamento de Educación de California relacionado con: Educación Especial Durante La Pandemia de COVID-19 (9 de abril del 2020)  

Ideas para Actividades Mientras Se Refugia en el Lugar

10 Consejos para Apoyar a Alguien en Tiempos de Cambio

¿Has perdido tu trabajo o has perdido horas en el trabajo?

Información básica de CalFresh

A partir del 28 de abril, puede visitar estas paginas de la red especiales para comprar en línea en Amazon y Walmart utilizando su tarjeta CalFresh EBT.

Consejos de seguridad de COVID-19 de auto-defensores en español
Episodio 1 – Cómo mantenerse saludable: https://youtu.be/ZeYXu9–FsQ
Episodio 2 – Lo que debo hacer si creo que estoy enfermo: https://youtu.be/40iBc9qNx6w
Episodio 3 – Lo que debo hacer si estoy enfermo: https://youtu.be/1giIp8QjJCo
Episodio 4 – Lo que debo hacer si mi familiar o persona que me cuida se enferma: https://youtu.be/3RhvpRrLXok


Información Sobre P-EBT

COVID-19 Letters from the Council

Letter sent on April 9, 2020 to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on what people with developmental disabilities and their families need.

Letter sent on March 23, 2020 to Governor Newsom on recognizing people with developmental disabilities when providing public information.

Council Highlights

Jefferson Awards: South Bay Teens Offer Hands-On STEM For Kids With Special Needs

Video screenshot from the news interview. Main texts read, Embracing Special Needs. No two stories are the same. KPIX CBS 5 logo.
Watch this interview by CBS San Francisco about two young women of “Young Inquisitive Minds” who are offering STEM classes to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Central Coast Regional Office Manager David Grady helped connect them to resources and opportunities to serve.


Festival of Learning 3: youtu.be/lfeUDSrB8CY

Gray card with orange, yellow, and pink party banners. Texts read, Festival of Learning, November 23, 2020. State Council on Developmental Disabilities logo.



Contact Information

3831 North Freeway Blvd. #125
Sacramento, CA 95834

(916) 263-7919
Toll Free: (833) 818-9886
Fax (1): (916) 263-7969
Fax (2): (916) 263-7963

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