Resources for Clients


The resources listed here are specific to clients, and may be helpful for families and professionals.  They consist of links to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Client corner, links to publications developed by DDS’s Client Advisory Committee, resources to help clients ensure their rights are protected, and much more.  Take a look!


California’s Employment First Policy (AB 1041)

Informational material to help educate individuals and families.

In 2013 California’s Employment First Policy (AB 1041) was passed and signed into law by Governor Brown. One of the requirements of that law was that the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) would develop informational material to help educate individuals and families about the state’s Employment First policy. The flyer by SCDD has been completed and is now available by clicking on the links below (other languages should be available soon). SCDD is also working on enhancing a website on this topic, which can be found at the link below.


People First of California

People First® of California, Inc. Self-Advocates Training Self-Advocates “We are people first, our disability is second!”