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.



The California Disability Services Association is proud to recognize the Excellence in Employment award winners for 2016.  Members of CDSA nominated the 15 organizations listed…


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