Person or family must have a developmental disability and receive or be eligible for services from Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC). Others with disabilities may contact their office for information and referral to appropriate services as available.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities-North Valley Hills advocates for and protects the rights of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Public information and review of policy and practice of public and private agencies and related matters are handled there. Counties served are Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. The Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) is made of up people with intellectual/developmental disabilites, family members and community members. SCDD appoints members to this RAC. Application located at scdd.ca.gov.
A developmental disability is defined as either an intellectual disability, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, or a traumatic brain injury that occurred before the age of 18 years.