A developmental center (DC) is a state institution for people with developmental disabilities. It is a very restrictive and segregated place to live. There is only one developmental center – Porterville – still operating in California. There is also one state operated facility, similar to a DC, called Canyon Springs. Although some Porterville DC and Canyon Springs residents have severe disabilities, many people in DCs could live in the community if they had the right services and supports. California law changed to close DCs and help people move into the community with services and supports. A growing number of states have done the same and closed large state institutions.