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12/30/2008DDS Memorandum
Rereleased Memorandum from Commissioner Peter H. O'Meara
12/18/2008Transportation! Transportation! Transportation!
This month DDS unveils an addition to it's website for transportation resources.
12/17/2008Acting U.S. Surgeon General Steven Galson, M.D., M.P.H. recently visited Hartford, Connecticut
12/11/2008DDS Central Office Best Buddies Benefit Bake Sale
December 18, 2008
11/13/2008Fall 2008 Supervisor Certificate Program
10/21/2008DDS Employee Appointed Superintendent of the Unified School District #3
10/7/2008Connecticut Forum on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities
Connecticut Forum on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities Registration Brochure for the November 15th Event is now available. Sign up Now! Deadline has been extended to November 7, 2008.
10/7/2008October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
10/2/2008Information for Disabled Veterans Who Need to Obtain VA Verification For Tax Assessment Purposes
9/14/2008Roaring 20's Car Show
38th Annual Car Show & Flea Market at Southbury Training School
9/11/20087th Annual Self-Advocates Conference on Personal Health and Well Being
October 10, 2008
9/9/2008Care Giver Education Program
9/9/2008Open House Sponsored by the Regional Advisory & Planning Council of the DDS South Region
8/28/2008CT Culture and Tourism Sponsor Forum on Career in the Arts for Persons with Disabilities
8/27/2008DDS Responds to Concerns Over Hollywood Movie
8/7/20082nd Annual Employment Idol Video Contest
The Department of Developmental Services in collaboration with Connect-Ability announce the 2nd Annual Employment Idol Video Contest.
7/23/2008DDS Commissioner Announces New West Region Director
7/22/2008STS Unveils New Ambulance
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Southbury Training School (STS) recently unveiled the Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services new ambulance.
7/7/2008Best Buddies Hyannisport Challenge 2008 A Success
6/24/2008Direct to Families Summer 2008
6/19/20082008 Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games
6/17/2008Connecticut Hosts National Conference
Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Commissioner Peter H. O’Meara recently provided the opening remarks to the 16th Annual Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) Conference at the MGM Grand Hotel at Foxwoods.
6/3/2008Follow Up for "Employment First" Kick-off Event
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) recently held a very successful and informative Employment First Kick-off event to launch it's initiative to focus on employment for the people supported by DDS. As a follow up to this event, DDS is sponsoring a training day on employment for individuals supported by DDS, their families, providers, and DDS staff.
6/2/2008Annual Camp Harkness Day
June 8, 2008
5/8/2008Artist Paints Her Way Into Your Heart
Artist Kerri Quirk
5/5/2008DDS "Employment First" Kick Off
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will host an “Employment First” kickoff on May 23, 2008 in Hartford, Connecticut. Held at the NEAT Marketplace, “Employment First” is about the vision of making employment the first priority for people with disabilities.
4/28/2008Best Buddies Hyannis Port Challenge
The 2008 Best Buddies Team CT continues to recruit for this year’s Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port on Saturday, May 17. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing friends and jobs for people with intellectual disabilities.
4/7/2008DDS Announces New Aging Services Section of Website
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Division of Family and Community Services recently unveiled its new Aging Services section on the DDS website. The section contains information about Aging Services role, current Focus team members, Announcements and Information including the Focus Team Report, fact sheets, and helpful links to additional resources.
3/17/20082008 Nurse Recognition Awards
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is currently accepting nomination forms for the 2008 Nurse Recognition Awards for both the public and private sector. Each year Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who have a made a significant contribution to the lives of individuals they support are recognized at the DDS Annual Health and Clinical Services Conference.
3/13/2008DDS is Proud to Announce the Introduction of the DDS Dental Newsletter
Smile!! The newsletter will be published on a quarterly basis March, June, September and December of each year. In every addition you will find dental tips, articles about oral health, oral health resources and our department and dental coordinators efforts to improve access and quality of dental services.
3/10/2008Legislative Affairs Unveils Website Updates
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Office of Legislative Affairs recently unveiled its new Legislative Update section on the DDS website. The section contains information regarding the current Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Session, which runs from February 6 through May 7, 2008.
2/13/2008New Administators Announced
Commissioner Peter H. O’Meara and Deputy Commissioner Kathryn du Pree recently announced changes to the West Region Management Team.
2/13/2008Birth to Three System Expands Eligibility and Services
The Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) Birth to Three System recently announced expanded eligibility guidelines and new autism-specific early intervention programs.

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