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.
For over 40 years, the Council has served as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and takes a leadership role in collaboration and planning while providing information about resources to the community.
The Council is committed to increasing access to healthcare for individuals with developmental disabilities, and is active in responding to the increased prevalence of autism and the importance of early detection.
Membership is comprised of over 500 individuals, agencies and organizations that represent over 8,000 individuals with disabilities and their families from all economic, ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Governed by an elected board of 21 directors, the Council meets the fourth Wednesday of most months from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The Council takes pride in community partnerships as well as offering presentations on current issues.
1220 Morello Ave., 2nd floor
Martinez, CA 94553
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.