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."