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
May 25, 2017

Upcoming Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN) Meeting
June 7 & 8, 2017


NEW! Invitation for Bid – Real Time and Remote Captioning Service 
NEW! Summary of Questions and Answers – Real Time and Remote Captioning Service


NEW! Tell Your Story Here: Why Medicaid Matters to Me 


Program Development Grant Cycle 40 (Released on April 3, 2017)

One or more Program Development Grants up to $260,000. Proposals must have statewide impact and relate to one or more of the following SCDD State Plan Goals:

  • Goal 1: Self-Advocacy
  • Goal 2: Employment
  • Goal 3: Housing
  • Goal 4: Health and Safety
  • Goal 5: Early Intervention, Education, Transition & Post-Secondary Education
  • Goal 6: Formal & Informal Community Supports

Click HERE for more details.


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.

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View Employment Data Dashboard