California Department of Developmental Services
The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency
through which the State of California provides services and supports to
individuals with developmental disabilities.
These disabilities include mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy,
autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-
operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts
with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local
resource to help find and access the services and supports available to
individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.