Resources For Individuals With Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Resources for Individuals with Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

This webpage provides information to assist providers and families of individuals with a developmental disability and mental health needs.

From the Office of the Medical Director's parameter no. 4.18:

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, the prevalence of mental disorders in people with intellectual disabilities is three to four times higher than in the general population. For example, individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities (CID) have unique needs with regard to mental health assessment and treatment, education, employment and, at home, in residential and other community settings.

CID is a risk factor for developing a variety of mental disorders and can affect clinical presentation. CID is often associated with additional medical problems and/or substance abuse. Additionally, individuals with CID are at greater risk for abuse and exploitation than the general population.

County Policy

Regional Centers

Many individuals with developmental disabilities are eligible for Regional Center services. Each Regional Center is a nonprofit, private corporation that contracts with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to coordinate or provide community support, resources and access to services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. There are 21 Regional Centers throughout California, seven of which are in Los Angeles County.

Contacts/Interagency Networking

Los Angeles County Regional Center Calendars of Events/Training

Strategies for providing EBP therapies for the DD/MH population

State Policy

Trainings from the Web


Probation Coordinators for Developmentally Disabled Minors

Regional Center Jail Liaison


Mental Health Program/Services

Find the LA County Department of Mental Health services, programs and facilities serving your area.

Service Planning Area Map
Service Planning
Areas Map

Related Information

DMH Service Locator

Partners in Suicide Prevention Program (PSP)

Crisis Line
County Crisis Line

Didi Hirsch

Trevor Project (LGBTQ)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For Military Families, Press 1 for Crisis Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 251-6508