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.


Click this button and help us build a new state plan! 2022-2026 state plan development survey. Survey runs through February 2020. Thank you so much!


Next Council Meeting
November 14, 2019 

Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meeting
December 4 – 5, 2019


[New] SCDD 2022-2026 State Plan Development – participate in the statewide survey here

Press Release: Governor Newsom Signs Bills to Protect Students with Disabilities in Non-public Schools

Press Release: Governor Newsom Signs State Council Sponsored Apprenticeship Bill into Law

Real Time Captioning Agency Awarded

SCDD Comments on DDS Rate Study 

Cycle 42 RFP Released

Meet Me: Meet Individuals in Your Community with Developmental Disabilities


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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