Department of Developmental Services


The CA Department of Developmental Services provides a collection of resources designed to allow individuals interested in the program, participants already in the program and their related support system access to information to assist in getting enrolled and learning about the SDP. DDS Website and Frequently Asked Questions.  

SDP Ombudsperson

The Ombudsperson assists regional center consumers and Self-Determination participants and their families to participate in the program in order to increase the number of people in the Self-Determination Program (SDP), reduce the amount of time it takes to enter SDP and recommend policy change at regional centers and DDS.

Acting Self-Determination Program Ombudsperson

Katie Hornberger
Phone: (877) 658-9731


The Department has developed a Self-Determination Program Newsletter designed to provide information on various topics as the program is implemented throughout the state. Each Newsletter will feature updates on the program, a question of the day and feature story focusing on the people and the principles of Self-Determination.