Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (D.D.S.O.)

Alan Short Center

(209) 948-5759 (Stockton Office)
(916) 456-5166 (Sacramento Office)
(209) 948-9042

Alan Short Center serves San Joaquin county and accepts referrals from Valley Mountain Regional Center.


Alan Short Center is a non-profit agency that provides opportunities to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center creates options which foster personal growth through programs that bolster life, communication, and vocational skills, art, and other mechanisms.

Studio art utilizes varied medias and includes drawing, painting, and ceramics. Program participants have the opportunity to explore jewelry making, fabric painting/dying, sewing, crochet, photography, and creative writing, to name a few.

Life skills classes include recreational and cultural activities, sports/fitness workouts, and cooking. Daily living skills include conflict resolution and relationship interaction.

Vocational training includes volunteer work with various non-profit agencies, work opportunities in the participant-run store, and janitorial training skills useful at home and at work. Money management is also an option in this area.

These opportunities are offered in our facility, as well as in public settings, which fosters more choices, empowerment, and independence.

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Main Location
928 East Rose Street
Stockton, CA  95202
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