As part of the Department of Developmental Services' (DDS) commitment to provide information to the general public, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and professionals in the field, DDS produces the Fact Book on an annual basis. The Fact Book presents pertinent data over a 10-year period about the individuals served by DDS, including an overview of the service delivery system and trends in California. The Fact Book contains valuable information that is helpful in better understanding California’s developmental services system and the people served.
Restore Respite - Contact Governor Brown
Late last week, the Budget Conference Committee gave our system half a victory thanks to your advocacy. Starting January 1, 2018, the Legislature has agreed to lift the cap on respite. If this is approved by the Governor, this critical service can once again be provided based on family need, not an arbitrary limit. Neither social recreation nor camp were restored.
Now these agreements will be sent to the full Assembly and Senate for approval, and then the Governor will need to sign off on them. This will all happen by June 30.
At this point, advocacy needs to be focused on the last hurdle - the Governor's office.
Contact Governor Brown and ask him to "please restore respite services for people with developmental disabilities."
Phone: 916.445.2841 or E-mail: Web form here