DDS: Community of Providers

Community of Providers

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) supports individuals with intellectual disability through programs provided by Connecticut state employees and Private Provider employees. Together, both provide an array of services and security to thousands of Connecticut citizens. This partnership has evolved into a Community of Providers whose single focus is on creating best practices and solutions.
This Community of Providers website page is another avenue to share thoughts and ideas about the best way to continue to serve the people in our collective care. We will grow together and become a system of services that allows individuals the freedom, dignity and respect they deserve.
Provider Emergency Resources
Other Resources
A letter from NASDDDS (PDF, 172 KB)
CMSC Informational Bulletin - Updates to the 1915 (c) Waiver Instructions and Technical Guide regarding employment and employment related services (PDF, 116 KB)
Say No to Abuse (PDF, 3 MB)
Supported Life, Some Ethical Considerations (PDF, 4 MB) written by Dr. Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D. in 1994 as he was invisioning a support system that people and families controlled. Unfortunately, that concept still hasn't happened but the department hopes to achieve in the near term.
Supporting Self-Determination with Integrity by David and Faye Wetherow, January 2001 (PDF, 6MB)
Unchartered Waters - Community Services Reporter, NASDDDS Vol. 18 Number 7, July 2011 (PDF, 892 KB)
Unfinished Business: Making Employment of People with Disabilities a National Priortiy (PDF, 1 MB) U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Tom Harking, Chairman, July 2012
Wingspread - Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with a Member with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (PDF, 4 MB)