DDS: News
News
12/24/2013DDS-South Region Committee Membership Recruitment
  Learn how you can make a difference in the Department of Developmental Services’service system through involvement and advocacy as a member of the DDS-South Region Advisory & Planning Council
 
12/24/2013DDS Commissioner Appointed to National Association Committee
  Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D. was appointed to the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) Research Committee. NASDDS is the leading non-profit professional organization in the country, which works with state agencies in developing effective and efficient services to individuals with developmental disabilities...
 
12/5/2013Governor's Care and Share
  All state employees are encouraged to participate in this annual food and fund collection. Donations will help Connecticut residents who are in need or at risk of hunger. Food Drive runs December 4th thru December 19th 2013.
 
12/3/2013State Agencies Celebrate New Wastewater System at Southbury Training School
 
11/20/2013Positive Behavioral Support Committee
 
11/19/2013DDS South Region Winter 2014 Family Fair
  Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014
 
11/15/2013DDS-SR RAC Membership Recruitment Flyer 11-2013
 
11/13/2013DDS South Region Offices Moving Location
  Department of Developmental Services (DDS) South Region Headquarters is moving to a new location in Wallingford, Connecticut on November 22, 2013. The new offices, located at 35 Thorpe Avenue, 3rd Floor are located off Exit 15 on Interstate 91.
 
11/4/2013DDS South Region Administrative Offices will be located 35 Thorpe Avenue, 3rd. Fl., Wallingford, CT 06492
  Effective November 25, 2013, DDS South Region administrative offices will be located at: 35 Thorpe Avenue, 3rd. Fl.; Wallingford, CT 06492 - Phone: 203-294-5049
 
10/30/2013DDS West Region Fall Resource Fair
  Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
10/9/2013Open Audition Call For An Inclusive, All-Ability Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  WHEN: 6pm – 9 pm Tues. October 15 & Thurs. October 17
 
10/2/2013Connecticut Hands & voices Proudly Presents An Evening with Dr. Connie Mayer
  An International Speaker and Researcher. "From Language to Literacy in Deaf/HH Learners- What Really Matters?" Date: October 25, 2013
 
10/1/2013CT Family Support Council 2013 Report to the Governor and General Assembly
 
9/27/2013Connecticut Holds First Supporting Families Community of Practice Conference
 
9/24/2013Muse Gallery of Art and Inspiration
  Date: Friday, September 27, 2013, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
9/19/2013Healthy Relationship Series
  DDS is pleased to announce the Healthy Relationship Series for FY ’14. Nine sessions for consumers will be held during the year...
 
9/16/2013Cafe To Go: The Problem of Abuse & Neglect
 
9/16/2013Contributions and Limitations of Human Services
 
9/11/2013DDS Recognizes Direct Support Professionals Week
 
9/11/2013DDS Unveils New Community Companion Homes Webpages
  The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) launched a new web section dedicated to Community Companion Homes (CCH).
 
8/1/2013DDS South Region Provider Fair
  Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013
 
7/29/2013Community Conversations on Civic Engagement
  The DD Council is seeking people who would like to be trained as facilitators and recorders of community conversations
 
7/19/2013Creative Planning for Housing and Maximizing Independence
 
7/19/2013The Association for Successful Parenting Conference
 
7/19/2013Southbury Training School Transfers Farmland to Department of Agriculture
  Governor Malloy Signs New Legislation
 
7/18/2013Camp Harkness Summer Festival
  Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
 
7/2/2013Supporting Families Community of Practice State Team
  The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking self-advocates, family members, DDS staff, state agency staff and community members from universities, educational, aging, civic and other organizations to participate in our new Supporting Families Community of Practice state team...
 
7/1/2013IHS Rate Changes for Family Letter
  As directed by the Center for Medicaid services in Washington, D.C, we are in the midst of moving to uniform rates for our waiver services. The first phase-in of the new rates began on July 1, 2013, with a focus on Individual Home Supports (IHS) rates...
 
6/28/2013Governor Malloy Visits Camp Harkness to Announce Completion of Restoration
 
6/18/2013Autism Walks in Waterbury
 
6/18/2013Connecticut Autism Implementation Committee Holds First Meeting
  The Autism Implementation Committee recently held its first meeting to start the process of implementing recommendations from the Autism Feasibility Study. Released in April, the Study identifies and analyzes issues related to the services and resources available to people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Connecticut...
 
6/10/2013Mortality Annual Report - This report is for Fiscal Year 2012
 
6/10/2013World Cafe Summary 2013 Creative Housing
 
5/28/2013Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Connecticut Developmental Disability Council Awarded $45,000 National Grant
  The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is one of five states to receive a $45,000 grant to participate in a five year Community of Practice study. Along with Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington and the District of Columbia...
 
5/21/2013CT APSE - Annual Membership Meeting and Training Presentation
  Date: June 6, 2013. CT APSE is hosting the Annual Membership Meeting and providing a panel presentation with representatives from BRS, DDS, BESB, DMHAS and a Provider. The presentation will offer guidance on how individuals, families and providers can access supports toward optimal employment success.
 
5/15/2013Café to Go: The Problem of Abuse & Neglect
 
5/15/2013Clean up at Camp Harkness
  Video Clip from Channel 3 News - Repairs continue at Camp Harkness in Waterford
 
5/9/2013Camp Harkness Upcoming Events
  May 18, 2013 - Come Help Plant; July 27, 2013 - Summerfest
 
5/2/2013Relationship Training Series
  The South Region will be holding the Relationship Training Series beginning May 21st in New Haven...
 
4/30/2013Dental News April 2013
  Volume 15
 
4/25/2013Gov. Malloy Urges Passage of Bill Preserving Farmland at Southbury Training School, Creates Task Force to Plan for Site's Long-Term Use
 
4/22/2013Spring Craft Fair
  Date: June 6, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm UNCAS ON THAMES, 401 West Thames Street, Norwich. Front Lawn of the Campbell Building
 
4/18/2013Healthy Relationship Series
  The West Region is pleased to announce the Healthy Relationship Series will be offered in May in Stratford at the Ella Grasso Center. Deadline is May 1, 2013.
 
4/9/2013The Annual Aging Together Conference
  “Aging Together” – Join us for The Annual Aging Conference on May 3, 2013 Presented by: Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities, The CT Department of Developmental Services & The CT Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
4/4/2013DDS Unveils New Autism Website
  In recognition of Autism Awareness Day 2013, the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) published the Division of Autism Spectrum Services new section on the DDS website. The new section which focuses on the recently released Connecticut Autism Feasibility Study is a resource for families, individuals and professional providers...
 
3/28/2013Autism Awareness Day at the Capitol
  When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
 
3/21/2013Memorandum from Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D., Regarding Hartford Courant Series
 
3/12/2013Healthy Relationships
  The Healthy Relationship Series will be held in the West Region, DDS Cheshire Center
 
3/4/2013Aging Together Conference
  Save the Date: May 3, 2013
 
2/27/2013Message from Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D. - February 25, 2013
 
2/21/2013Message from Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D. - February 21, 2013
 
1/31/2013CAFÉ TO GO!
  Café to Go is an evening of conversation about creative housing ideas for people with disabilities. It will provide an opportunity for families to share ideas about housing. Date: February 21, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 
1/23/2013DDS Legislative E-Mail Updates
 
1/7/2013DDS Dental News - January 2013
  Volume 14
 
12/31/20126th Annual Dempsey Flower Show
  February 14th and 15th 2013
 
12/31/2012Horticultural Therapy Workshop Presented by Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network
  January 26, 2013 (Snow date February 2), Connecticut Audubon Society, Grassland Bird Sanctuary, 218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT.
 
12/31/2012Horticulture Program at Camp Q
  Calendar for January, 2013