• Sacramento Developmental Disability Services

    New Publications and Services Coming Soon!

    Office-Based Practice

    The Minnesota office has been closed to permit an expansion of work in other parts of the United States. Due to ongoing concerns regarding health and safety during this COVID19 pandemic, we are providing clinical services and training via Zoom and other forms of video call. We look forward to seeing you in person as soon as safely possible.


    We offer training that runs from one-hour up to five-days and have presented them all over the world. Please follow the link below for a list of trainings, and their duration. Read More...

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    Comprehensive Assessment

    This service is designed to provide new ideas for persons with IDD whose behaviors/ symptoms are characterized by
    • Severe Problems: The individual’s problem is usually aggression to self or others with a high degree of severity, but can be other life threatening problems.
    • Long Term, typically these problems have been occurring for years and sometimes decades.
    • Treatment Resistant: It seems that everything has been tired and nothing works.
    For a complete description of the Comprehensive Assessment and the Comprehensive Assessment Questionnaire if you decide to proceed, please follow the below link. Read More

    Values Statement

    We believe that communities are happiest, healthiest, and indeed thrive most when there is full inclusion of everyone. Individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities are sometimes under-appreciated in terms of their value and importance in their home communities. We believe that optimal psychiatric, other medical, and behavioral treatment and support helps people enjoy life and contribute to community.

    We are not working in Burnsville or anywhere else in Minnesota anymore. We don't have any Minnesota based clinicians in our group anymore.

    We are moving the whole operation to California, where we have contacts with several organizations.

    I (Ruth) have been serving as a part time medical director for a Sacramento based organization, Strategies to Empower People ("STEP"). In the next few months this position is expanding to full time. Thus, most of my work will be based in Sacramento and surrounding areas.

    I am also grateful to have ongoing projects in the state of Hawaii, plus northern California and San Diego.

    We plan to continue our consulting and training activities.

    Thus, we continue to welcome your inquiries, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with you.

    Any calls about Minnesota issues will be taken at 612-422-1264

    I have finally enrolled in e prescribing, so pharmacies please submit refill requests electronically.

    The new clinic in Sacramento does not have phone and fax numbers yet-stay tuned for the updates.

    What We Are Up To

    Ruth has published her first book of fiction, a mystery novel

    Elizabeth Storm likes her well-organized life of mostly easy work, uncomplicated sex, and minimal attachments. Then a student, Bill, from a special education class asks her to find his brother. Everyone told her the brother was dead. She reluctantly enlists the help of an eccentric psychiatrist and a super-hot psychologist to help her get this information to Bill in a way he could understand. along the way Elizabeth encounters unexpected love, intense danger, and many people with disabilities. as she better understands the worlds of these individuals she is able to solve the mystery of Bill’s dead brother and so much more.
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