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.
SCDD Statement on the Recent Killings
Today and every day we stand with the Black community.
The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is horrified by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Malik Williams, and too many others. We are outraged, we are grieving. Racism is the other virus plaguing us.
As a disability organization that focuses on human rights, SCDD is with all who have experienced racism and rights violations both systemic and singular. We have seen the estimates that as many as 50% of people killed by law enforcement each year are people with disabilities. We know that the school-to-prison pipeline is clear and strong for students of color with a disability.
We stand with the protesters, even those of us who are unable to stand.
We voice our outrage, even those among us who are unable to voice.
We reject hate and racism.
We embrace equal protection and equal rights under the law.
We demand racial justice.
People say a change is coming. We say a change is here.
For more information, visit this link: Frequently Asked Questions on Current Protests and Racial Justice
COVID-19 Resources in Plain Language
COVID-19 Information and How to Stay Healthy
Self-Advocates and Family Advocates Q&A
Safety Tips Videos from Self-Advocates
Creating Community (Activity Ideas and Supporting Someone During Times of Change)
Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus Checks), Employment, Food, and Fraud
Información de COVID-19 por y para Personas con Discapacidades (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
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
Mandarin and Vietnamese
Mandarin: Plain Language Information By and For People with Disabilities (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
Vietnamese: Plain Language Information By and For People with Disabilities (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
Other Helpful Websites
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
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.
Festival of Learning Recording