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individuals, making community
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Latest News
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
New Voting Devices for Voters with Disabilities
  Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced the introduction of a new tablet-based voting system for persons with disabilities that provides a verifiable paper ballot...

Monday, October 24, 2016
37th Annual Gift Run at Camp Harkness
  Ride benefits people of all ages with disabilities Sunday, November 6, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016
Camp Harkness Fund Welcomes Holistic Nutritionist Krystal Ross
  Eating for Emotional Balance & Immune Support this Holiday Season Dates: October 25, November 1 and November 15

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!

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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