I/DD Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Department of Developmental Services Homepage: Information and Resources from the state agency responsible for California’s developmental disabilities service system.

Regional Centers Directory: Contact information for the 21 nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Information about Appeals and Complaints: Information from the Department of Developmental Services ways to resolve problems and complaints with your regional center, regional center vendor, or Department of Developmental Services.

Office of Administrative Hearings: Website of the agency that oversees hearing requests that arise under the Lanterman Act.

California Competitive Integrated Employment - Blueprint for Change: Current information about California’s plans to increase opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work in integrated settings at competitive wages.

Developmental Services Task Force: Up-to-date information about California’s Task Force charged with examining opportunities to strengthen the developmental disabilities service system.

Medicaid Home and Community Based Settings Rules: A guide about how to advocate for truly integrated community settings under rules developed in 2014 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Supported Living Services: Information from the Department of Developmental Services about how adults who receive regional center services can live in their own homes.

Assuring Equitable Funding of Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A report from Public Counsel detailing the racial inequities that persist in California’s delivery of services to children with developmental disabilities.

Lanterman Act and Related Laws: Information from the Department of Developmental Services about the laws governing California’s developmental disabilities service system.

A Consumer’s Guide to the Lanterman Act: Plain language guide from the Department of Developmental Services about the laws governing California’s developmental disabilities service system.

Self Determination Program Updates: Updates from the Department of Developmental Services about the implementation of the California’s Self Determination Program.

Developmental Center Closure Updates: Updates from the Department of Developmental Services about the closure of California’s three remaining state-operated developmental centers and related plan to develop crisis and other safety net services.