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Latest News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
CCH Participated in the 2nd Annual Disability Summit at Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
DDS COMP Waiver Renewal and IFS and EDS Waiver Amendments
  30 Day Public Comment period starting March 14, 2018. Please send comments to or

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Art 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

Monday, March 12, 2018
Please 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

Monday, March 12, 2018
Please view the article "Innovative Hartford area residential communities will embrace those with, without disabilities" in Hartford dated March 12, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018
Healthy 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.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
CCH PAC-MAN Tournament
  CCH Fundraiser

Monday, March 05, 2018
Camp Harkness Playgroup Presents Summer Camp & Activity Fair
  March 24th at Camp Harkness, 9:30 - 11:30 am Registration is Required.

Friday, March 02, 2018
No 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!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
DDS Public Residential Job Fair – March 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Save the Date - Building a Great Life
  A Conference for Self-Advocates, Parents, Caregivers, Siblings and Providers. Date: April 19, 2018

Thursday, February 08, 2018
DORS - Level Up Activities

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Greg Washington - Success Story
  Art Works!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
CT-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

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Kevin Arce - My life is but one part of the story of the world. . .
  Success Story

Friday, December 01, 2017
Joyce Rivers, A Wonderful Inspiration To Us All!
  Success Story Written By: Genevieve M Lewis

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Work for Real Pay Success Story
  Jimmy Dzurnak Enjoys Doing Real Work for Real Pay!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
DDS Project Management Page is Now Online
  The DDS Project Management page, located at, provides links to the Five Year Plan and an abbreviated Excerpt that lay out the strategic framework behind the project approach...


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