DDS: News
News
4/26/2018YOU’RE INVITED to the Creative Housing Workgroup’s 5th Annual Roommate Match and Provider Meet and Greet
  Date: June 14, 2018 Registration is required by May 25, 2018
 
4/25/2018Opportunity for Family Input
  DDS is seeking input from individuals, families and providers to find new ways to help people with unmet emergent residential support needs due to mental illness, medical issues, family issues, lack of appropriate community mental health resources and affordable community housing with residential supports, which can lead to preventable use of emergency rooms and psychiatric inpatient units... Date: May 21 and 23, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Wallingford DDS Office, 35 Thorpe Avenue, Wallingford CT. RSVP Date: Friday, May 11, 2018.
 
4/12/2018Building a Great Life Conference
  A Conference for Self-Advocates, Parents, Caregivers, Siblings and Providers. Date: April 19, 2018
 
4/6/2018Leadership is a Journey: A Series for Youth Self-Advocates Webinar
  National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) in collaboration with the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Kids As Self-Advocates, and Youth MOVE is pleased to offer a webinar series that support the identification of leadership as a journey and support understanding and learning in key leadership development areas.
 
4/6/2018Karen Armington - Success Story
  One Job is Not Enough When You Love to Work!
 
4/5/2018Safe Swallowing Train the Trainer Event
  Date: May 1, 2018, from 9:00-11:30 at Merritt Hall, in Middletown.
 
4/3/2018AGING MATTERS: Learning, Protecting, Saving, and Relaxing Conference
  The Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (CCADD), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), DORS State Unit on Aging, and CT American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) presents “AGING MATTERS: Learning, Protecting, Saving, and Relaxing!” Conference. Come join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Keeney Center, Old Wethersfield, CT ***Limited space so register early!***
 
3/27/2018Charting the LifeCourse Showcase: Featuring Policy and Practice Changes from the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families
  Second Annual National Conference - Where: Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO Date: April 19-20, 2018
 
3/23/2018Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
  The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers free assistance to taxpayers who qualify through two programs: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). Volunteers assist people with disabilities, seniors, those who have low income, and others who may need special help in preparing their basic tax returns.
 
3/15/2018CCH Participated in the 2nd Annual Disability Summit at Mohegan Sun
 
3/14/2018Art Contest
  We are having an art contest to design a cover for party favors to be given out at the Starlight Ball. Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018
 
3/14/2018DDS COMP Waiver Renewal and IFS and EDS Waiver Amendments
  30 Day Public Comment period starting March 14, 2018. Please send comments to Siobhan.Morgan@ct.gov or DDS.hcbstransition@ct.gov
 
3/12/2018Please view the article "Innovative Hartford area residential communities will embrace those with, without disabilities" in Hartford Business.com dated March 12, 2018
 
3/12/2018Please Mark your calendars for the annual AGING MATTERS Conference. This year the title is: AGING MATTERS Learning, Protecting, Saving, and Relaxing
  Join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 at The Keeney Center in Old Wethersfield, CT
 
3/8/2018Healthy Relationship Series
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators in Collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England are pleased to Offer the 2018 Spring Healthy Relationship Series for Individuals Supported by the Department... Register Soon – limited spots available in each session.
 
3/6/2018Creative Housing Workgroup Event Will host Guest Speaker Joanne Malise, LCSW, Director of Living Innovations Warwick, RI
  The presentation: •Introduce Living Innovations and give an overview of their Shared Living program (known in CT as, Community Companion Home CCH) •What is a CCH Provider? •What are the benefits for a person with a disability? •DDS will also be present. Date: March 8, 2018, Reservations Required
 
3/5/2018Camp Harkness Playgroup Presents Summer Camp & Activity Fair
  March 24th at Camp Harkness, 9:30 - 11:30 am Registration is Required.
 
3/2/2018No Excuse for Abuse Brochure
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators have been speaking up saying –“NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE! They are delighted to share their brochure and ask that it be distributed to every individual and staff in our state. Abuse can happen ANYTIME, ANYWHERE BY ANYONE TO ANYONE. DON’T IGNORE IT! SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT!
 
2/22/2018Volunteers Needed - 39th Windham Special Olympics Invitational Swim Meet
  Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
 
2/16/2018Educational Seminar on Achieving Independence with Technology
  WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, TIME: 6-8 p.m. A light dinner will be served. RSVP is required.
 
2/8/2018DORS - Level Up Activities
 
2/5/2018Connecticut's Achievement Through Technology Conference
  Date: March 14, 2018 Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm
 
2/1/2018Greg Washington - Success Story
  Art Works!
 
1/29/2018Save the Date: LEARN Disability Summit
  LEARN Student Support Services will be hosting the 2nd annual Disability Summit on March 10, 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. FREE EVENT!
 
1/25/2018The Connecticut Family Support Network Presents... A One Voice Training Event
  Special Education Training Series
 
1/23/2018CT-YLP - The Annual Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) for Students with disAbilities
  The forum will take place July 23-July 26, 2018 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus. Deadline to Apply: February 26, 2018
 
1/9/2018For DDS Staff - West Region - Ringing in the New Year by learning how to… Make Life Happen through Self-Determination
  For DDS Staff- This is a great opportunity to learn about self-determination through finding out what you need to know to empower people to live self-determined lives through self-direction. Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018, Time – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for an information session Location – Waterbury (Rowland Building) first floor conference room RSVP to Dory.Michael-Martusis@ct.gov
 
1/3/2018Camp Harkness – January 2018 Update
 
1/2/2018Kevin Arce - My life is but one part of the story of the world. . .
  Success Story