The National Core Indicators (NCI) Survey


The National Core Indicators (NCI) Survey is used by the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) 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.

The survey was developed by the Human Services Research Institute and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and is used in 48 states and Washington, D.C. In California, the NCI Survey is conducted by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD).

The survey asks questions about these areas of an individual’s life:

  • Residence
  • Employment
  • Relationships
  • Involvement in the community
  • Information and Planning
  • Health and Welfare
  • Safety
  • Respect and Rights
  • Access to services and supports
  • Satisfaction of services
  • Choices, decision making and control

Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4571(h)(1) also requires regional centers to annually present the data collected from the findings of the NCI surveys at a public meeting of its governing board. You may view the previous presentations to the community below. Similarly, notices for upcoming presentations will be posted here at least 30 days in advance of any meeting. There will be sufficient opportunities for any member of the public to provide comments during this public meeting. Visit our website regularly for updates or sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates about upcoming meetings.

Following our public presentations, Harbor Regional Center submits a report to the Department of Developmental Services which outlines our implementation of the requirements of Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4571(h).  View the latest report here: HRC NCI Adult In-Person Survey 20-21 Report to DDS

Reports to DDS

2020-2021 HRC NCI Adult In-Person Survey 20-21 Report to DDS

2019-2020 HRC NCI Adult Family & Family Guardian Survey 19-20 Report to DDS

2018-2019 HRC NCI Children Family Survey 18-19 Report to DDS

Public Presentations

2023 Presentation: Presentation on Adult In-Person Survey 2020-21 | Presentación de la Encuesta Presencial de Adultos 2020-21

2022 Presentation: Presentation on Adult Family Survey19-20/Family Guardian Survey 19-20Presentación del Indicadores Básicos Nacionales Encuesta a las familias de adultos y Encuesta a los tutores familiares 19-20

2021 Presentation: Presentation on NCI Child Family Survey 18-19 Presentación del Encuesta del NCI Familias/Niños 18-19

2020 Presentation: Presentation on NCI Adult In Person Survey 2017-18

Harbor Regional Center NCI Survey Results

Adult In-Person Survey

Adult In Person Survey 2020-21

Adult In Person Survey 2017-18 

Adult Survey 2014-15

Child Family Survey

Child Family Survey 2018-19 

Child Family Survey 2015-16

Adult Family Survey

Adult Family Survey 2019-20

Family Guardian Survey

Family Guardian Survey 2019-20