In general, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will provide appropriate aids and services, upon request, that assist in effective communication for a qualified person with a disability so he or she may participate equally in DDS programs, services, and activities. These services include the use of qualified sign language interpreters, documents written in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to a person who is blind or has a visual impairment, is deaf or hard of hearing, or has a speech impairment.
Special Notice to Non-English Speaking Individuals and Families
Some of the families and individuals DDS serves speak little or no English. To address the needs of these families DDS has contracted with Language Link Services to provide over the phone interpretation for our individuals and their families to bridge the communication gap.
Individuals and families with little or no English speaking skills may call DDS to connect with a staff member, and quickly be connected to a two-way conversation with an interpreter. Please contact the DDS staff member you work with to learn more about this service.