Your Best Option for the Toughest Situations

Your Best Option
For the Toughest Situations

We work hand-in-glove with you to find the most effective solution to meet the participant’s needs in the most challenging and difficult situations.


Reliable & Responsive

When you need urgent help with a challenging placement, our dedicated staff at DABS is here for you. Count on quick and attentive service with open communication. Calls are returned the same day or within 24 hours at the latest. We keep everyone in the communication loop and always accommodate urgent or emergency situations.

Recognized & Trusted

Regional Centers across California turn to DABS when they need professional placement assistance they can trust. Founded in 2005 with one of the most behaviorally challenged participants in the state, DABS quickly became the go-to agency for difficult cases and attentive services. With extensive experience and an over 95% success rate, we are proud to be one of the leading agencies in our field.


Empathetic & Supportive

Our feedback interviews have repeatedly revealed that we are considered to be a service that genuinely understands our participants and works tirelessly for them. Individuals with intellectual disabilities face unique challenges… and we have proven that we understand them over and over again.

Regional Center Services

  • Placement and support services including SLS, ILS, CIPT and Behavioral Analysis
  • Serving individuals with intellectual disabilities 18 years of age and up
  • Immediate help, flexible and open communication
  • Experience serving participants with criminal (forensic) backgrounds, severe behavior presentation, mental health issues and intensive needs
  • Broad understanding of the system with deep expertise in difficult placements
  • Widely considered to be the go-to option when other agencies can’t accommodate the participant and their needs
  • Responsive to the unique needs of the Regional Center and other support systems such as IHSS, Medicare, Social Security, etc.

Get Help Now

Urgent Assistance: 510-558-8687
After Business Hours: 510-604-0730

Non-Urgent Support

Call: 510-588-8786
Fax: 510-662-1246
2801 Pinole Valley Road, Suite 208
Pinole, CA 94564

Referral Process

1. Contact us

Connect with a Service Coordinator by calling 510-588-8786 or emailing At this time, we will conduct an intake of the presenting issues, gather contact information for all involved, request for all pertinent documentation, take a history of the case and set timelines for the assessment and placement process.

2. Assessment

After contact is made, DABS assigns our local Regional Director and Service Coordinator to the referral case. We contact everyone as quickly as possible to set up meetings with the participant and all supports involved with the case. The assessment process and timeline varies depending on the needs of the participant and case in general. An assessment report is written and provided to the Regional Center, along with recommendations for services.

3. Placement

If DABS is determined as the appropriate provider for the services, we work quickly to transition the participant into our program. We value all providers of Regional Center services and pride ourselves on working cooperatively and respectfully with other agencies during the transition of placement.

4. Follow Up

Once the transition into our program is complete, we follow up with everyone involved to ensure that the services are off to a good start. This is done within the first 30 days of service.

Common Questions

We offer Supported Living Services, Independent Living Services, Community Integration Training Programs and Behavioral Analysis. Learn more about our services.

DABS specializes in challenging placements and urgent situations. The first step is to speak with a DABS Regional Director or Service Coordinator who will conduct an assessment to determine the most suitable services to meet the individual’s needs. To learn more, contact us.

Absolutely. We serve many participants with both an intellectual disability and mental illness. To learn more, contact us.

In many cases DABS can serve participants within 24 to 48 hours. Frequently however, immediate placements are held up by extenuating circumstances out of our control. Assuming the cooperation of the Regional Center and ID Team, DABS can serve emergency referrals within short timelines.

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