Behavioral Services Program BSP

The DDS Behavioral Services Program (BSP) is an in-home program available to individuals age 8 to 21 with intellectual disability who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental disorder as defined in the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and as evidenced by a current psychological or psychiatric assessment.  The disorder must result in the impairment of the individual which substantially interferes with, or limits, his or her functioning in family or community activities.

The Behavioral Services Program is not an entitlement program and funding for the program is only within available appropriations.  This means that services and supports can only be provided if they are within DDS’s current budget allocation.

The contact would be the regional Helpline: https://portal.ct.gov/DDS/Family/Family-Individuals-and-Families/DDS-Help-Line