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Developmental Services website
designed as a resource to promote
meaningful opportunities for
individuals, making community
 connections and lifelong plans.

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Latest News
Friday, October 19, 2018
Camp Harkness 39th Annual Gift Run
  Ride Provides Holiday Gifts for People with Disabilities and Supports the Camp Harkness Foundation. Date: November 4, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Open Forum with Commissioner Scheff
  Share your triumphs and challenges with an open exchange in each of the DDS regions...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Is He a Client, Service User or Consumer Video
  From Open Future Learning

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Creative Housing Workgroup will Host Guest Speaker Sheldon Bustow
  Sheldon Bustow, Senior Real Estate Development Advisor, Corporation for Independent Living, will give an overview of the Corporation for Independent Living. Date: October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Department of Developmental Services has a New Health Services Director, Dr. Valencia Bagby-Young. A Meet and Greet is Planned for October 30, 2018
  The focus will be on individuals with complex medical needs in addition to intellectual disability (ID). Registration is required.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Community Companion Homes CCH Team Represents at the Big E 2018
  On September 21, 2018, the Community Companion Home (CCH) program, along with the DDS Self-Determination department hosted a booth at the “Big E” in the Connecticut building.

Friday, September 07, 2018
DDS Executive Briefs - September 7, 2018

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
National Fragile X Foundation Connecticut Chapter Conference
  Teaching Pro-Social Behaviors, Motivating Learning and Exploring Future Independence Strategies for All Ages; Date: November 3, 2018; Please register by October 20, 2018

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Individual Planning Process Memo to Families
  Starting in July, DDS will be implementing a new Individual Planning process for the individuals we serve. This new process and documentation will incorporate Person Centered Planning tools from the Charting the Life Course series and other sources...

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center
  Fun, judgment-free atmosphere; no harsh lights or sounds; Hands-on activities; Quiet Zone available

Monday, July 16, 2018
2018-2019 New England Healthcare Guide

Monday, June 04, 2018
Success Story - Shawntay, Margaret, Brian and Kazuyo’s Happily Ever After
  Living a self determined life is what we all want. Shawntay, Margaret, Brian, and Kazuyo are “Making Life Happen” in their wonderful Community Companion Home.


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