The National Core Indicators (NCI) Survey is used by the California Department of Developmental Services to assess performance in services and supports provided to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). The NCI Survey has been used in California since 2010 as a requirement by the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4571 to implement a nation-wide quality assessment survey.
Each year, National Core Indicator (NCI) asks people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families about the services they get and how they feel about them. NCI uses surveys so that the same questions can be asked to a large group.
Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code Section 4571(h)(1) requires that each regional center annually present data collected from NCI surveys at a public meeting of its governing board in order to assess the comparative performance of the regional center and identify needed improvements in services for consumers, including, but not limited to, case management services.
For additional data and details you can view the DDS NCI Interactive Dashboard
2020 – 2021 In-Person Survey
Public Comment open until December 31st, 2022.
See our announcement regarding public comment here.
2019 – 2020 Adult Family and Family Guardian Surveys
Public Comment open until December 15th, 2021.
See our recent announcement regarding public comment here.