DDS: News
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8/10/2017Charting the LifeCourse Training Event
  An Introduction to Charting the LifeCourse: a New Universal Person-Centered Planning Process
 
8/9/2017CT APSE: Employment 1st in Action! Conference
  Date: October 25, 2017 - Genna Lewis, Amy Blazawski, Marty Zaug, and Beth Aura Miller represent DDS on the APSE Board
 
8/9/2017Community Companion Home (CCH) Yard Sale Event
  All proceeds raised at the yard sale will go directly into CCH account to support the CCH families we serve. Date: August 11 & 12,
 
8/8/2017The First Company Governor’s Horse Guard – the nation’s oldest continuously active mounted cavalry unit will be coming to visit our friends at Camp Harkness on Wednesday, August 9th. Please be there by 10:30 am.
 
8/7/2017Dysphagia Train the Trainer Events
  Date: September 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
8/2/2017The Riot Publication - Issue 37 Summer 2017
  The Riot is a publication of the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)
 
7/27/2017The Family Connections Website
  On July 27, 2017, the Family Connections page was updated to have a new and improved look. The Family Connections website brings families, peers, and communities together...
 
7/24/2017Golf Tournament to Benefit Camp Quinebaug
  It is being held at the Foster Country Club in Foster Rhode Island on July 30th.
 
7/20/2017Fund Raiser for Camp Quinebaug
  It is being held at The Frog Rock Rest Stop, Sunday, July 23rd from 11 am to 4 pm. The Frog Rock is located at 212 Pomfret Rd.( Route 44) Eastford.
 
7/18/2017The ABLE Act Brief
  The ABLE Act and Employment: Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Increasing Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities
 
7/11/2017DSS Notice of Intent to Renew the Home and Community Supports Waiver for Persons with Autism
 
6/26/2017Level Up Camp 2017 and Level Up Summer Series
 
6/20/20172017 Employment Idol Contest
 
6/15/2017Community Companion Homes (CCH) Information Day was held on June 14, 2017
  CCH is a residential program option offered through the DDS that provides care to an adult with an intellectual disability. Families of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds and compositions are sought as licensees for the best possible match for those in our care...
 
6/12/2017Community Companion Homes (CCH) Program, Informational Sessions
  Date: Wednesday June 14, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
5/31/2017DDS is Pleased to Welcome our New Self Advocate Coordinators
 
5/18/2017DDS Budget Update Letter May 17, 2017, from Commissioner Scheff
 
5/16/2017Letter from Commissioner Scheff to individuals who are graduating from high school in June 2017 and their families/guardians
 
5/8/2017Charting the Life Course: How Families Can Support Seamless Transitions from School to Adulthood
  Part 1 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00pm to 8:30pm Part 2 – Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm (Please plan to attend both Parts 1 & 2) Advance Registration Required
 
5/8/2017Healthy Relationships
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators in Collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England are Pleased to Offer the 2017 Spring Healthy Relationship Series for Individuals Supported by the Department.
 
4/24/2017Article in the Hartford Courant - New Head Of Agency Serving Intellectually Disabled Pushes Reform, Welcomes Challenge, By: Josh Kovner/Hartford Courant
 
4/21/2017Gov. Malloy Appoints Jordan Scheff to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services
 
4/12/2017AGING MATTERS: Live Life and Get Connected Conference
  Information and Registration. Presented by Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities, The CT Department of Developmental Services. The State Department on Aging & The CT Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. DATE: May 5, 2017 8:30 am -3:30 pm at the Keeney Center, Wethersfield, Conn. Seating is limited. Please register early and return the registration form no later than April 28, 2017
 
4/10/2017Save The Date - Sibling Leadership Network 2017 National Conference
  Date: June 24-25, 2017 Where: Hartford, CT
 
4/4/2017AAC Tips for Individuals with Autism
  In honor of Autism Awareness and Acceptance month this April, it is important to take a deeper look at what can be done to support individuals with autism and their families.
 
4/3/2017Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities’ Abuse Investigation Division Relocated
  Effective March 17, 2017, the state’s Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities’ Abuse Investigation Division has moved to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Central Office in Hartford...
 
3/23/2017AGING MATTERS: Live Life and Get Connected!
  Save the Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 Sponsored by: The Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (CCADD), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Aging, and CT American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
 
3/20/2017Governor Malloy Signs Order Transferring Two Review Boards to the Department of Developmental Services
 
3/2/2017Article: A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings
  The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is pleased to share an article entitled A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings from the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. The article is co-written by Peter Tolisano, Psy.D., DDS Director of Psychological Services along with his colleagues from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The article highlights the use of a positive behavior support model with an emphasis on non-medication approaches, ongoing case consultation, and the team process.
 
3/2/2017Dysphagia Train the Trainer Events
  Date: April 10, 2017
 
2/28/2017Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act)
 
2/21/2017Art Contest
  We are having an art contest to design a cover for party favors to be given out at the Starlight Ball. Deadline: March 31, 2017
 
2/21/2017Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia - Meriden, CT
  National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Two Day Basic Workshop: Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 & 20, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Three Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Wednesday thru Friday, April 19, 20, & 21, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
 
2/10/2017Gov. Malloy's Budget Plan Includes $3.8 Million for Intellectual Disability Partnership Initiative
 
2/10/2017Kelly Bond follows her passion in getting the job she has always wanted.
  Success Story
 
2/10/2017News Conference Regarding Proposed New Initiative for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
  On Friday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will hold a news conference in Hartford to highlight proposed funding for a new initiative supporting persons with disabilities, the Intellectual Disability (ID) Partnership.
 
2/8/2017Governor's Proposed Budget For Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019
 
2/8/2017Disability Summit
  Date: March 11, 2017
 
1/31/2017DDS is again proud to support the CT Youth Leadership Forum being held on July 23-27, 2017
 
1/31/2017Success Story - Joe Edelstein, also known as “Jukebox Joe”, shares his abilities with his community.
 
1/26/2017DDS Dental News
  Newsletter, January 2017 - Volume 20
 
1/20/2017Gov. Malloy Announces Jordan Scheff to Serve as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services
 
1/13/2017Camp Harkness – January 2017 Update
 
1/13/2017DDS Self Advocate Coordinators Fiscal Year 2016 Report
 
1/4/2017Draft DDS Five Year Plan (2017-2022) and Public Comments, Now Available
 
1/3/2017The Connecticut Sibling Network Invites You To a Sibling Network Meeting!
  Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017