Offices Closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Article from the NAACP about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


We will be back to normal business hours on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language


Board of Directors Meeting 12/2/20 at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is a regular business meeting scheduled as follows:

DATE:             December 2, 2020

TIME:              6:00 pm

PLACE:           Via Zoom Webinar


Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Join by Phone:

Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833

Webinar ID: 897 0968 7840

Passcode: 912329


Español traducción:

Numero: 1-844-621-3956

Código de accesso: 130 197 75

ID: ‘#’ (libra de prensa)


December 2, 2020 Board Packet

DDS Self-Advocate and Family Survey

Hello Stakeholders:

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) invites you to complete this self-advocate/family member survey to help us understand how COVID-19 has impacted our community and changed your services.  DDS, regional centers, and service providers are working on new ways to safely support you. Completing this survey will identify what’s working, what’s not, and what is important to self-advocates and families.

The survey below includes fifteen questions and is available in 10 languages. DDS will share the combined information from all responses on its website. Individual responses will not be shared. Thank you for your time and for sharing your experience. Your voice matters.

Once you click on the survey link above, you have the option in the top right corner of the page to select alternative languages from a drop-down menu where it says “English.”

Or you can also access the alternative language directly through the links below:




Chinese (Simplified):

Chinese (Traditional):






The QR code below will also take you to the survey when scanned with your smart phone’s camera.

Each person (computer or smartphone) can only complete the survey once, so if you have more than one family member receiving regional center services, your response should reflect your overall experience(s). This survey will be available online through December 18, 2020.

DDS serves over 350,000 people and we’d like to get survey responses from as many individuals and/or families as possible.  This is the first time DDS is conducting a survey of this scale and we would very much appreciate your assistance getting the word out to your personal and professional networks.

Questions? Email

–The Department of Developmental Services

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HCBS Final Rule Webinar Recording Now Available

DDS hosted a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule webinar titled “Strategies for Providing Services in Alignment with the Final Rule” on 10/1/20.

If you weren’t able to attend or would like to use the video for training purposes, DDS has now posted the recording here:

This recorded webinar offers regulation-by-regulation guidance regarding how providers can align with the Finale Rule, discusses the importance of person-centered planning, and highlights various implementation practices to assist providers in the alignment process.

The Final Rule regulations apply to providers of residential, day program and employment services. A list of the specific service codes, as well as more information about the HCBS Final Rule can be found on the NBRC website here:

Consejos para un evacuación segura durante la pandemia

Consulte estos gráficos útiles con información sobre como evacuar de manera segura durante una pandemia.