DDS Self-Advocate/Family Member Survey

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) invites you to complete this self-advocate/family member survey to help us understand how COVID-19 has impacted our community and changed your services.  DDS, regional centers, and service providers are working on new ways to safely support you. Completing this survey will identify what’s working, what’s not, and what is important to self-advocates and families.

The survey below includes fifteen questions and is available in 10 languages. DDS will share the combined information from all responses on its website. Individual responses will not be shared. Thank you for your time and sharing your experience. Your voice matters.

Once you click on the survey link above, you have the option in the top right corner of the page to select alternative languages from a drop-down menu where it says “English.”

Or you can also access the alternative language directly through the links below:




Chinese (Simplified):

Chinese (Traditional):





Each person (computer or smartphone) can only complete the survey once, so if you have more than one family member receiving regional center services, your response should reflect your overall experience(s). This survey will be available online through December 18, 2020.

DDS serves over 350,000 people and we’d like to get survey responses from as many individuals and/or families as possible.  This is the first time DDS is conducting a survey of this scale and we would very much appreciate your assistance getting the word out to your personal and professional networks.

We’ll also be posting the survey on the home page of the DDS website and on DDS’ Facebook and Twitter pages. Please share and retweet those as much as possible.

Need a newsletter article to help get the word out?  Email us and let us know how many words you want, and we’ll send one to you. We’re happy to help with any requests to publicize the survey and increase participation.

Questions? Email

Thank you very much for helping us share the survey link with as many self-advocates and families as possible.

–The Department of Developmental Services

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