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.
The Self-Determination Program is available to all eligible regional center clients.
- Have a developmental disability and currently be receiving services from a California regional center OR be a new client of a regional center
- Be over the age of three or, if under, be qualified for services through the Lanterman Act
- Live in the community and have free choice in your life. You are not eligible if you live in a licensed long-term health care facility unless you are using it to transition from that facility.
Emergency Preparedness Basics: youtu.be/pLWnSmYFy64
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.
SB 639 has been signed!
SB 639 phases out subminimum wage in California, so employees with disabilities are paid fairly for their work. Learn more at scdd.ca.gov/SB639-home.