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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
Monday, April 24, 2017
Article in the Hartford Courant - New Head Of Agency Serving Intellectually Disabled Pushes Reform, Welcomes Challenge, By: Josh Kovner/Hartford Courant

Friday, April 21, 2017
Gov. Malloy Appoints Jordan Scheff to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
AGING MATTERS: Live Life and Get Connected Conference
  Information and Registration. Presented by Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities, The CT Department of Developmental Services. The State Department on Aging & The CT Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. DATE: May 5, 2017 8:30 am -3:30 pm at the Keeney Center, Wethersfield, Conn. Seating is limited. Please register early and return the registration form no later than April 28, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017
Save The Date - Sibling Leadership Network 2017 National Conference
  Date: June 24-25, 2017 Where: Hartford, CT

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
AAC Tips for Individuals with Autism
  In honor of Autism Awareness and Acceptance month this April, it is important to take a deeper look at what can be done to support individuals with autism and their families.

Monday, April 03, 2017
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities’ Abuse Investigation Division Relocated
  Effective March 17, 2017, the state’s Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities’ Abuse Investigation Division has moved to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Central Office in Hartford...

Monday, March 20, 2017
Governor Malloy Signs Order Transferring Two Review Boards to the Department of Developmental Services

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Respectful Language Testimony
  Department of Developmental Services Self Advocate Coordinators' Testimony Before the Public Health Committee

Thursday, March 02, 2017
Article: A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings
  The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is pleased to share an article entitled A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings from the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. The article is co-written by Peter Tolisano, Psy.D., DDS Director of Psychological Services along with his colleagues from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The article highlights the use of a positive behavior support model with an emphasis on non-medication approaches, ongoing case consultation, and the team process.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Healthy Relationships
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators in Collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England are Pleased to Offer the 2017 Spring Healthy Relationship Series for Individuals Supported by the Department.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
DDS is again proud to support the CT Youth Leadership Forum being held on July 23-27, 2017

 

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