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.


Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meeting
December 5th and 6th, 2018

Next Council Meeting
January 15, 2019


[NEW] SCDD Mourns Death of Student in El Dorado County

SCDD Opposes Public Charge Rule

Press Release: Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Further Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Meet Me: Meet Individuals in Your Community with Developmental Disabilities

Press Release: Congress Passes Tax Bill: What’s Next?

Press Release: Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Improve Employment First

Statement on Medicaid and Federal Health Care Benefits


Tell Your Story Here: Why Medicaid Matters to Me 


Program Development Grant Cycle 41 Selected Proposals (PDF)



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