Serving the counties of: Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer,
Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo & Yuba
2033 Howe Avenue, Suite 160
Sacramento, California 95825
Telephone: 916-263-3085
  Fax: 916-263-3084


Welcome To The Area Board

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.

Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.
Area Board 3 is one of 13 area boards in California and is a part of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, assisting families and individuals with training, coordination, and implementation of The Council’s State Plan.

Quality Assessment: The State Council on Developmental Disabilities/Area Boards, under contract with the Department of Developmental Services, provides Quality Assessment using the National Core Indicators (NCI) survey. The survey, which is used in many states, seeks information regarding  how services and supports help individuals with developmental disabilities build quality lives. The survey, utilizing a patterned question response, is an organized way of asking questions during a personal interview. Visit the DDS website to access the NCI Family Survey Results, FY 2010-2011 Report.

SSAN: Click on the Button Statewide Self Advocacy Network  to learn more about this consumer self-advocacy project.

The Public Policy button (above) will link you to the latest updates on Legislation that the State Council is tracking.

Recruiting Board Members from Colusa and Sierra Counties! Click here.

Self-Determination: Governor Brown signed Self-Determination into law so everyone receiving regional center services will be able to choose Self-Determination, if they want. Find out more about Self-Determination by viewing Fact Sheet on Self-Determination.

Employment First: The California Developmental Disabilities System Employment Data Dashboard presents the most recent data on how well California is doing in implementing its Employment First Policy, supporting people to have jobs in their communities making at competitive wages. 

AB3 Educational Videos

Conferences & Trainings

Self-Advocacy Meetings

Supported Life Institute (SLI)

Eligibility for Regional Center Services

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