Developmental Disabilities


TAY Online Resource Directory

This list of resources and organizations is provided to help TAY and families understand and identify the opportunities available for youth with dual diagnoses who are transitioning into adulthood. For more general information about this particular domain of transitioning, please download and review the resources below:

Developmental Disability Services and Organizations

Association of Regional Center Agencies
The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) represents the autonomous regional centers objective to support and advance the intent and mandate of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. As an advocate for the regional center system members, ARCA promotes the continuing entitlement of individuals with developmental disabilities to all services that enable full community inclusion. ARCA is also an active participant in the development of public legislative policy and provides communication, education, training, and prevention services to members across the State of California.
915 L St # 1440, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-7961

Association on University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-8252

Best Buddies International
The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.
5601 West Slauson Avenue, Suite 255, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 642-2620, toll free (888) 682-8339

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
The California Department of Developmental Services 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.
P. O. Box 944202, Sacramento, CA 94244-2020
(916) 654-1690

California Department of Developmental Services-Individual Program Plan (IPP)
Assists persons with developmental disabilities and their families to build supports and capabilities. It is a series of discussions among a team of relevant stakeholders (e.g. person with developmental disabilities, family members, and regional center
P. O. Box 944202, Sacramento, CA 94244-2020
(916) 654-1690

California Department of Education-Special Education Resources
Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.
1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319-0800

California Department of Rehabilitation
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.
721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-1313

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
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.
1507 21st Street, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 322-8481

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