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.


Next Council Meeting

November 15, 2016 - More information to be posted at a later date.


Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meeting

More information to be posted at a later date.


Invitation For Bid - Real Time and Remote Captioning Service

Please see attached notice for additional information.


Recently, SCDD Chairperson, Dr. April Lopez, had the honor of addressing a large gathering arranged by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools for a “back to school” orientation (see photo below). As the keynote speaker presenting in front of an enthusiastic crowd of transportation employees, Dr. Lopez shared her personal story and family experiences with the group. She also updated them on the Council and SB 1072 (Mendoza), the school bus alarm/alert bill that SCDD is sponsoring. Dr. Lopez was warmly received and the feedback on her presentation was very positive.



United Cerebral Palsy Study Released

United Cerebral Palsy recently released a nationwide study titled.“The Case for Inclusion”, an annual ranking of how well state Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and their families. The study is an excellent resource for individuals with disabilities and their families.


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.


View Employment Data Dashboard
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          1507 21st Street
          Suite 210 
          Sacramento, CA 95811

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