California Department of Developmental Services “2013-2014 Annual Report Employment and Day Services”


State Policies & Initiatives: 

• The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is committed to providing leadership resulting in quality services to the people of California with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and assuring the opportunity for individuals to exercise their right to make choices. This includes supporting individuals with ID/DD to achieve competitive integrated employment. This report summarizes employment-related data compiled from a variety of sources, including California state agencies and national sources. This report • describes the types of day and employment services provided to adults with ID/DD, the comparative costs of those services, and the earnings. In addition, this report provides a breakdown of services by a variety of demographic information such as age, gender and ethnicity. • Background: DDS is one of 12 departments and 1 board comprising the California Health and Human Services Agency. DDS through • The Work Services Section, oversees and • administers services provided by 21 regional centers (RC) and three developmental centers • (DC), (Lanterman the fourth DC, transitioned the last resident into the community December 2014, the Outpatient Clinic closed June 30, 2015) to address employment needs of people with ID/DD.

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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