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Latest News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
CT APSE Conference 2018 - SAVE THE DATE
  The CT APSE invites you to the 2nd Annual APSE Employment 1St Conference on October 2, 2018. CT APSE supports Employment 1st to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and in their community. Real Work for Real Pay!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Peer 2 Peer Support
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators and our stakeholders are excited to share the Peer 2 Peer opportunity for all individuals supported by DDS...

Friday, May 11, 2018
Notice of Intent to Seek Amendment of Medicaid Waivers for Individual and Family Support and Employment and Day Supports
  All written comments regarding these applications must be submitted by June 14, 2018 to: Division of Waiver Services, DDS Central Office, 460 Capitol Avenue Hartford, Connecticut, 06106, Attention Siobhan Morgan, or via email at

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Fire Safety Budget Training Update Reminder
  We have completed yet another year of the Department of Developmental Services Fire Prevention and Safety training initiative. The results continue to be very good and we would like to thank all providers for their cooperation in making this program a success...

Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Request for Information - RFI - Statewide Fiscal Intermediary Services
  The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has issued this RFI to assess the options available to the State in providing Fiscal Intermediary (FI) services for participants in Connecticut’s various self-directed programs, including those provided through the Medicaid State plan and Medicaid waivers and certain state programs. The RFI is intended for information gathering purposes only and the State is not obligated in any way to use the information received. The RFI process will assist the State in determining whether it will pursue a RFP with the intent to enter into a contractual agreement(s) for such services sometime in the future...

Thursday, April 26, 2018
YOU’RE INVITED to the Creative Housing Workgroup’s 5th Annual Roommate Match and Provider Meet and Greet
  Date: June 14, 2018 Registration is required by May 25, 2018

Friday, April 06, 2018
Karen Armington - Success Story
  One Job is Not Enough When You Love to Work!

Friday, April 06, 2018
Leadership is a Journey: A Series for Youth Self-Advocates Webinar
  National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) in collaboration with the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Kids As Self-Advocates, and Youth MOVE is pleased to offer a webinar series that support the identification of leadership as a journey and support understanding and learning in key leadership development areas.

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.

Thursday, February 08, 2018
DORS - Level Up Activities

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

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


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