Resources for Clients

Overview

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!

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WeEMBRACE

Free Enrichment Programs

WeEMBRACE offers free leisure and enrichment programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They offer classes in dance, social, cooking, arts and crafts, health and fitness, and music. Their classes are designed to:

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Lending Library for Chromebooks

ACRC obtained a limited number of Chromebooks available for clients and families who have an identified need for a device in order to participate in web-based services such as email, video meetings (IPPs, IFSPs, ISPs, IEPs, etc.), online therapies, accessing information from the web and/or applying for generic resources. The borrower can keep the equipment for up to three months, with monthly renewal if continuing need is confirmed by their Service Coordinator (SC).

Learn about eligibility requirements. Read the user agreements.

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National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) represents the nation’s agencies in 50 states and the District of Columbia providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. NASDDDS promotes visionary leadership, systems innovation, and the development of national policies that support home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities and their families.

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People First of California

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