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.

Fight Isolation among People with Disabilities
Fight Isolation among People with Disabilities

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

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

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.

Festival of Learning Recording

Link: https://youtu.be/rvl-rV_EUc0Gray card with orange, yellow, and pink party banners. Texts read, Festival of Learning, August 10, 2020. State Council on Developmental Disabilities logo.


Council Highlights

California State Capitol background. It reads State Council on Developmental Disabilities Legislative Package 2020. Read about our sponsored and co-sponsored bills.

Policy Priorities. Civil Rights. Education and Employment. Quality Supports in the Community. Safety. Housing and Community Living.

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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