C2C Governing Board Votes to Approve Adding Department of Developmental Services as New Data Partner

C2C Staff | May 2, 2024

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On Wednesday, May 1, the Office of Cradle-to-Career Data’s (C2C) Governing Board voted to approve adding the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) as a new data partner. DDS’ information will provide key insights into the lives of Californians living with a developmental disability. The vote signals California’s commitment to providing holistic and equitable solutions for the state’s residents – no matter their ability, socio-economic status, or background.

“People receiving Developmental Services deserve to have their journeys visible and understood. We’re bringing the data together that illuminates the unique needs and key milestones for Californians with a developmental disability,” said Mary Ann Bates, Executive Director at the Office of Cradle-to-Career.

“Early intervention and education programs can set children with intellectual and developmental disabilities up for lifelong success, and we want every family that needs support to have equitable access to these services,” said Nancy Bargmann, Director at the Department of Developmental Services. “This partnership with C2C and CalHHS will be an important step in informing DDS initiatives designed to transform how individuals and families get connected to the supports and services they need.”

“We are thrilled at this new partnership so that the developmental services systems can more fully understand the story of the people we serve and so that all Californians with developmental disabilities can share their gifts and talents in careers of their choice,” said Victor Duron, Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Rehabilitation and Project Manager for the Master Plan on Developmental Services.

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