Welcome to Regional Center of Orange County

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is one of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The regional center is the first stop for those seeking to obtain local services and supports to help them live safely and with dignity in the community.

Currently, RCOC serves over 21,000 Orange County residents with developmental disabilities and their families.  Developmental disabilities include autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and intellectual cognitive disabilities.

The Department of Developmental Services issues Notice of Potential Breach of Confidential Information. For more information about the potential breach, please visit: http://www.rcocdd.com/dds-notice-of-potential-breach-of-confidential-information/.

On April 6, 2018, Regional Center of Orange County was notified by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) of a possible data breach of personal health information as a result of forced entry and vandalism of one of their secure office locations on February 11, 2018. DDS has been working closely with state officials and law enforcement to investigate this incident.

While there is no evidence that any information has been compromised, accessed, stolen or removed from the site, it is out of an overabundance of caution that they are notifying individuals served and the public about the incident. Attached is the notification letter from DDS Director Nancy Bargmann outlining the details of the breach and steps being taken to support those who have concerns regarding their personal data.

Please know that RCOC is in regular contact with the DDS on this matter and will notify our community immediately if there are any further developments to this issue. Information about the data breach and who you can contact for more information can be found in the DDS notification letters. Frequently Asked Questions regarding the potential data breach and contact information for the DDS data breach call center. 

Guiding RCOC’s operations are its Board Governance Policies. For information on some key policies, click on the links below: