CDSA is a statewide association representing nearly 100 community-based organizations that support and empower persons with developmental disabilities and their families, helping to create choices and opportunities that enhance the quality of their lives.

Our members help their clients develop skills, engage in meaningful activities, participate in community life, and live independently, as well as helping family caregivers balance life’s demands.

The educational arm of CDSA, the California Disability Services Institute, a 501(c) (3), has two important educational missions; training the dedicated professionals who provide services to people with developmental disabilities and educating people with developmental disabilities and their families about the services they can receive and issues affecting those services.



May 21, 2019 The agenda for today’s Assembly Subcommittee #1 hearing is out, and it does NOT include the 8% down-payment we’ve been pushing. Instead,…


Mark your calendars for the Public Policy Planning Meeting coming in July!   This is the event where you help set the issue agenda for 2019-20….

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