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News & Updates


THE SDRC REPORT - an internal newsletter

Each issue includes:

  • Employee Spotlight

  • Staff Article

  • Department Spotlight

  • DDS Updates

  • Employees of Distinction

and more

Department of Developmental Services Initiatives 21/2022

Language Access and Cultural Competency (LACC)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Part C Project

Covid-19 Information & Updates

Get the latest news from Executive Director Mark Klaus, including Billing Guidelines for Service Providers and Resources for the individuals we serve and their families.

Review of San Diego Regional Center's 2021 Performance

You can review the 2021 Performance Contract Year End report here

Purchase of Service Expenditures Public Meeting 2021

The San Diego Regional Center will review purchase of service data to develop recommendations to help reduce disparities, as required by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act. These meetings will take place via Zoom. We welcome individuals, families, community partners, and service providers. Your input and suggestions are important. Please see the flyers for additional details which have been included in Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Tagalog.

The San Diego Regional Center is dedicated to promoting the use of person-centered practices with individuals accessing SDRC services. This Person-Centered Thinking Training was developed by The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices ( and teaches the principles behind person-centered thinking and provides attendees with a variety of tools and techniques to implement person-centered thinking practices. Information in the training is relevant to all aspects of service coordination and provision and is consistent with HCBS Final Settings Rule, Self-Determination, and Employment First. All SDRC trainers are certified by The Learning Community.

For more information about Person Centered Thinking, please contact Kathleen (Katie) Dempsey.

SDRC Caseload Ratio Plan of Correction 2019

The SDRC Plan of Correction as required in Section 4640.6 (f) of the Welfare & Institutions Code (W&I).

Competitive & Integrated Employment Blueprint

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), California Department of Education (CDE), and California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) have entered into a new agreement consistent with the State’s “Employment First” policy and other laws, to make employment in an integrated setting, at a competitive wage, for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) its highest priority.


Affordable Housing Complex

The Pacifica Apartments is a 42 unit complex with 13 units set aside for our clients at SDRC.  All 13 units are now occupied by people we serve.


Our Foundation for Developmental

Disabilities contributed $750,000

towards the Pacifica project.

Milk and eggs


CalFresh is the California implementation of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low-income California residents.

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