Department of Disability Services, National Core Indicators, California Data Brief: EMPLOYMENT

Employment for people with developmental disabilities is of special interest to the Department of Disability Services and stakeholders. This data brief uses employment data from California’s National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey from 2011-2012 to assess California’s developmental disabilities service system and the performance among regional centers. The information is intended to be used to […]... >> read more is the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing, or find organizations in the community […]... >> read more

Disability Scoop

Disability Scoop is a nationwide news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop provides daily coverage of issues concerning the developmental disabilities community.... >> read more

ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act

Passed by Congress in December 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act enables the creation of special savings accounts by individuals with disabilities or their families called Section 529A accounts. The ABLE accounts will allow individuals with disabilities to open special accounts where they can save up to $100,000 without risking losing their […]... >> read more

A Video About Clausen House Programs

For our 41th anniversary, a video was put together explaining our Independent Living, Supported Living and Supported Employment programs from the perspective of our staff and some of our clients. Clausen House continues to offer these programs and has expanded our services to include Housing Search and Assistance, Vocational Training, Behavioral Health Services, Benefits Planning […]... >> read more

Department of Developmental Services

The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.  These disabilities include intellectual disability, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community-based service providers that contract with  one of the 21 nonprofit regional […]... >> read more