About the San Diego Regional Center

The San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) is a service of San Diego-Imperial Counties Developmental Services, Inc. SDRC is a focal point in the community for persons with developmental disabilities, (intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other disabling conditions similar to intellectual disabilities) living in San Diego and Imperial counties.

We are a private, non-profit 501 c (3) organization that contracts with the State of California to provide the services outlined in the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. The San Diego Regional Center is one of 21 regional centers throughout the State of California.

Read about the history and the progress that has been made since the two pilot regional centers opened their doors in 1966.

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To serve and empower persons with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve their goals with community partners.



Persons with developmental disabilities will live productive and satisfying lives as valued members of their communities.


  • Enhance the quality of individuals’ daily living experiences in the provision of day services by improving individual experiences in activities that are defined as meaningful to/by them.

  • Increase the number of clients engaged in competitive and integrated employment.

  • Increase the number of affordable housing opportunities.

  • Reduce disparity in purchase of service spending among ethnic groups.

  • Improve collaboration between and among the San Diego Regional Center with vendors, Department of Developmental Services, elected state officials, and other community partners.


  • The uniqueness of human life is valued.

  • Client and family choice is respected.

  • Services reflect, and are sensitive to, the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community.

  • We value outreach and collaboration with the community to identify the individual’s needs and develop new ideas and services.

  • High quality services engender a sense of confidence and support within the community.

  • Individuals, communities and government entities are well informed about (issues and services affecting) persons with developmental disabilities.


Executive Director: Carlos Flores

SDRC Office Locations

In order to serve you better, we have offices around San Diego County and in Imperial Valley


Main Office

4355 Ruffin Rd, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 576-2996
Fax: (858) 576-2873

North County

5931 Priestly Drive, Suite 100
Carlsbad CA, 92008
Phone: (760) 736-1200
Fax: (760) 736-1262


East County

8760 Cuyamaca St, Suite 100
Santee, CA 92071
Phone: (619) 596-1000
Fax: (619) 596-1098

South Bay

2727 Hoover Avenue, Suite 100
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 336-6600
Fax: (619) 477-6248


Imperial Valley

512 West Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251
Phone: (760) 355-8383
Fax: (760) 355-0739

North Inland

15015 Avenue of Science, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92128
phone: (858) 924-8700
fax: (858) 924-0878


South Inland

2300 Boswell Road, Suite 200

Chula Vista, CA 91914

phone: (619) 489-3200

fax: (619) 489-3299