Great service comes from the heart, which is why DDSO programs are successful in creating a nurturing environment for adults with developmental disabilities to explore and grow as productive members of the community.
DDSO was established in 1976 with only six students. Today, DDSO serves over 400 individuals, and provides services in both the Stockton and Sacramento communities, and provide services in four adult activity centers, three adult development centers, one employment program, and a licensed residential facility:
Adult Developmental Center (ADC),
Alan Short Center (ASC),
Alan Short Community Access Program (ASCAP)
Catalina House (CHSE)
Community Integration Program (CIP)
Employment Plus (E+)
Short Center North (SCN)
Short Center South (SCS)
Transitions for Tomorrow (T2)
Artists from DDSO programs have exhibited their work all across the United States and in Scotland, Israel, and Japan.
DDSO also operates a gift store in the California State Capitol.