CAHF Developmental Services 

Providing leadership, advocacy and education to healthcare professionals who
serve the needs of people with developmental disabilities.


CAHF members are providers of four to 15-bed community-based homes called intermediate care facilities (ICF) that are licensed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 

There are approximately 1,145 facilities statewide with 16 large ICF/DD facilities, 700 ICF/DD-H (Habilitation) facilities and 418 ICF/DD-N (Nursing) facilities  CAHF represents 486 member-facilities with 98 agency-providers of ICF/IID services.

Program/client overview

Read about the history of California's Developmental Programs

Read about the history of ICF/IID

DS Contacts

Developmental Services Conference

Elaine Rawes
Director of Developmental Programs
Leads developmentally disabled constituent issues

Allison Kidd
Administrative Assistant

Membership Benefits

A Voice...

Continous Advocacy...

Instant Access...


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In California, there is a unique service delivery system for the developmentally disabled. This is your opportunity to shine and share your unique and special programs of quality outcomes with others on a national platform with the AHCA ID/DD Quality Award Program. 

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Thomas E. Spindle Award

Our very own 'STAR' - Mike Cutchshaw was awarded the Thomas E. Spindle award at the 2017 Annual Convention & Expo.

The Thomas E. Spindle Award is designed to recognize an individual who has contributed considerable time, knowledge and provided exemplary service to CAHF.

Congratulations to Mike Cutchshaw!