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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit for air quality information. Visit for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit for smoke-related health information.

Developmental Disabilities Council

The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Council of Contra Costa County is to promote the coordination, improvement, and growth of services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and to advocate for their needs.

The Council is the official advisory body to the Board of Supervisors for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Council takes a leadership role in advocacy and planning while providing information about resources to the community.

The Council is very active in responding to the increased importance of early detection/intervention and developing strategies to increase access to Health Care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Membership is comprised of over 500 individuals, agencies and organizations that represent the population of over 7,000 individuals with disabilities and their families of all economic, ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The Council has served the citizens of the County for 40+ years and is staffed part-time.

The Council has a 21 member elected board of directors and meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months from 9:45 a.m. to noon. All meetings are open to the public.

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597 Center Ave, Suite 200
Martinez, CA 94553
925-313-6721 fax

A developmental disability is defined as a disability that occurs before the age of 18, is substantially disabling for an individual and is expected to continue indefinitely. Developmental disabilities include inlellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism. Also included are disabling conditions closely related to an intellectual disability or requiring similar treatment.