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Welcome to the Department of
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
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Coming Soon - New DDS Website
  DDS is launching a redesigned website with a fresh new look on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018
The Council on Developmental Services meeting for November 15, 2018, is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  Please be advised the Council on Developmental Services Meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Friday, November 09, 2018
Person-Centered Planning: The Various Options to Secure Positive Student Outcomes Sessions
  Whether you're a parent or an educator from elementary to high school, you may have many questions about future plans for your students with disabilities...

Friday, November 09, 2018
For Families of Adults with Disabilities and Transitioning Teens Presentation
  Access-T(Transition) presentation on how to navigate the system of services that assist individuals with disabilities in CT and raise awareness of the community supports available. Date: November 27, 2018

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Starbucks Opened its First U.S. Cafe Staffed by Employees who are Partially or Fully Deaf and Capable of Communicating in American Sign Language

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2018-2019 New England Healthcare Guide

Monday, October 29, 2018
CT DAS Video - Psychologist Jobs at DDS - State of Connecticut
  Watch Dr. Peter Tolisano from the Department of Developmental Services describe how he and staff work with individuals in their care to improve their lives.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Open Forum with the Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Jordan Scheff - Spanish: Foro abierto con el Department of Developmental Services El comisionado Jordan Scheff

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

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, 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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