Department of Developmental Services

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.




These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.




The DDS is located in a modern, sustainable and innovative office building at 1215 “O” Street, Sacramento, California. Some amenities of the building include:


First floor retail space (separate access from 12th Street)

Café with multiple vendors

Outdoor seating for meal breaks

Employee fitness center which includes a yoga studio, cardio equipment and weights

Plaza area with kitchenette on each floor

Lactation rooms