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Call for Partners

Stakeholder group on the DDS Mission/Vision
January 18, 2012

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is in the process of convening its first stakeholder group related to the implementation of the Department’s Five Year Plan.  This first group will be focused on reviewing and revising the DDS mission and vision.

This stakeholder group is limited to approximately 50 to 60 individuals who will be asked to come together for a full day work session on Wednesday January 18, 2012 in Manchester, Connecticut.  Selected participants will represent various groups including DDS consumers, self advocates and families. 

If you are interested in participating in this first stakeholder group as either a 1) DDS consumer, 2) self advocate or 3) family member, and you are available to participate on January 18, 2012,  please contact Michelle Bacry with your name, email address, phone number and mailing address. This information can be emailed to or you can call Ms. Bacry at 860.418.6010 by Friday, January 6, 2012 (email preferred). If you are selected to participate, you will receive a notification and confirmation by January 11, 2012 with additional details regarding the day’s schedule.

Based on the anticipated response to this “Call to Partners”, we will only be able to contact you if you have been selected to participate.  If you are not chosen for this stakeholder group, please check back for opportunities to participate in additional stakeholder groups as they are formed in 2012. 

Other invited participants will include DDS staff, private providers, DDS related councils and advocacy groups and other state agencies.