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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
2016 Candidates' Forum on Disability Issues Book and Presidential Disability Questionnaire

Monday, October 17, 2016
Voting Rights - Every Vote Counts
  DDS is pleased to be working with The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities to spread the word – EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Monday, September 26, 2016
FOOD RECALL: Recall Issued for Beef from MA Slaughterhouse Sold on CT Farms and at Farmers' Markets, Date September 24, 2016
  On September 24, 2016 the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Adams’ Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts is recalling veal, bison and beef products that have tested positive for Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 and has sickened patients in multiple states, including two in Connecticut.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Healthy Relationship Series
  Healthy Relationship Series – The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators and the Self Determination Division is excited to announce the Fall Healthy Relationship Series. Please come and learn about having a healthy and meaningful relationship. The referral form needs to be completed by the participant and sent to the regional coordinator of the regional series.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
CESP Announcement - Certified Employment Support Professional Examination
  You can now register to take the Certified Employment Support Professional examination locally, in either Willimantic on 10/21/16 or in Hartford on 10/28/16. The CESP certification, offered by the Association for People Supporting Employment First (APSE), was designed to set a standard of knowledge and to distinguish employment support professionals who have shown they have the skill and competency to perform the requirements to be a Job Developer...

Monday, September 19, 2016
DDS Dental Newsletter
  September 2016 - Volume 19

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Fragile X Society of Connecticut Conference
  Targeting Social Skills and Behavioral Strategies for School, Work and Fun Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Nick Glomb - The Family and Friends Roadside Cart, Featured in Go Local Magazine
  Go Local Magazine, July 2016, Volume 2, Issue 8

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Connecticut Updated Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation Setting Requirements

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Seasonal/Summer Advisory, Summer Hurricane Season 2015 Reissue Date June 23, 2016
  Summer Hurricane Season 2015, Reissue Date June 23, 2016


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