A Special Place --- A Unique Community

Fairview Developmental Center is a California State run residential facility for the developmentally disabled. The Developmental Disabilities Services Act of California provides an array of services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities. The service system established by this law guarantees the right to medical care and treatment and habilitation services for the disabled. Fairview Developmental Center provides 24-hour residental care for people with developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, Down syndrome, and other lifelong conditions. Services include training in daily living, vocational, leisure, academic, communication, mobility, socialization, and community skills. Services are provided both on campus and in community settings.

Our non-profit organization, Fairview Families and Friends, is a support and advocacy group for the residents of the Developmental Center. The stated mission of Fairview Families and Friends, Inc. is to: "Help enrich Fairview Developmental Center's residents lives materially, emotionally, and spiritually by extending to the residents additional benefits that may be beyond Fairview's budget."

Headline News and Important Dates

Join FFF -- Support the Residents
Throughout the year we are looking for new members and support for FFF. Please join today.
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$21,000 Donation
$21,000 has been donated to the Fairview Residents Benefit Fund.
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Budget News from Sacramento
This upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, is the first in several years that there is not a mandatory budget cut proposed for the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
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Bill Wilson, Executive Director of Fairview is Retiring
Bill reflects on his 40 year career.
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Impact of California Budget on Fairview
Read this story about changes to Fairview due to budget cuts.
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More Budget Cuts for DCs
Read the story that outlines the upcoming budget.
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Support Bill H.R. 2032
Learn about this bill and how you can help support the passage.
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Budget Cuts to Developmental Services
Over $500 million in proposed cuts for developmental services in the state of California.
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SAVE LANTERMAN is an organization of employees, families, and other concerned Californians that gives detailed information on the vital contribution that Lanterman makes to the people who live there and others. An on-line petition is available at the website so others can show their support.
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Find Your Legislators and Contact Them!

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