12/28/2009Changes in Medicaid Pharmacy Coverage
12/23/2009CT APSE Informational Meeting Ticket-To-Work Q & A
Date: January 21, 2010
12/18/2009Memo Regarding H1N1 from Commissioner Peter H. O'Meara
12/18/2009Holiday Fire Safety Tips
12/18/2009Governor Rell: H1N1 Vaccine Now Available for All of Connecticut
12/14/2009Department of Developmental Services (DDS) West Region Freight Street Offices Moved to a New Location. The office is now located in downtown Waterbury at 55 West Main Street.
12/8/2009The National Autism Center Publishes Report Findings
12/7/2009DDS Executive Brief, Issue 31
December 4, 2009
12/1/2009“Employment Idol” Contest Announcement
The Employment Idol Contest is created to show that people with disabilities want to work, are great employees, and can contribute to the Connecticut work force when given the opportunity. The 3rd Annual Employment Idol contest will be accepting applications until January 15, 2010.
11/30/2009Governor Rell Proposes Comprehensive Plan to Erase Deficit of Nearly $470 Million
Dated: November 24, 2009
10/26/2009Women's Health Program at Oak Hill
10/26/2009DDS Dental News
October 2009
10/22/2009Governor Rell Reappoints Manchester Resident to State Panel
10/21/2009Governor M. Jodi Rell's Connecticut Day of Caring & Compassion
Date: November 7, 2009
10/19/2009Thomas C. Corso of Avon Joins HARC Board of Directors
10/13/2009DDS South Region Fall Family Forums
Dates: October 26 & 29 and November 4 Topic: Individual & Family Support Helpline
10/7/2009DDS Notice of Intent and Notice of Public Hearing
10/7/2009Sec. 17a-248. Birth-to-Three Program Regulations
10/7/2009Notice of Intent to Revise the Annual Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Notice of Public Hearing
10/7/2009Employment Training Seminar
Mentoring is an excellent way to develop business contacts and to create opportunities for people with disabilities to learn about potential career options. At this free employment training seminar, you will learn ways that you can help people with intellectual disabilities get involved in mentoring activities. Come learn what the Business Leadership Network and others are doing to nurture the development of mentoring opportunities.
10/5/2009HARC, Inc. is pleased to announce that Andrea Barton Reeves, Esq. has joined the organization as Vice President of Administration
9/14/2009DDS North Region Fall Family Forums 2009
The North Region has planned three Family Forums this Fall. The focus will be the DDS Budget. Regional Executive Management Team will be attending and there will be an opportunity for questions. Dates: October 22nd, 27th, and 29th 6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9/9/2009The Fritzie Levine Gala
9/3/2009Press Statement
Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Commissioner Peter H. O’Meara testified today before the Public Health and Human Services Committees on the conversion of 17 publicly operated group homes to DDS qualified private provider agencies that have proven experience will be selected through an RFP process. It is necessary for DDS to convert these homes as a result of the recent Retirement Incentive Program (RIP). DDS had 395 employees retire as of July 1, 2009 of which 162 were direct care workers.
9/2/2009Care Giver Education Program
Sponsored by The Arc of Quinebaug Valley, Inc., Department of Developmental Services: Aging Services and Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging
8/13/2009Tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Founder of Special Olympics
8/13/2009Eunice Kennedy Shriver
7/30/2009Incident Report Forms
DDS Electronic Incident Report Forms are now available in the Provider Forms Section of this website.
7/22/2009Executive Brief
Issue 30, July 2, 2009
7/15/2009Legislative Summary 2009
The General Assembly's 2009 Legislative Session ended June 3rd. DDS releases ageny's legislative summary for the session.
7/2/2009Aging Services Newsletter
June 2009
7/2/2009DDS Dental News
June 2009, Vol. 5
7/2/2009Nursing Notes
June 2009, Vol. 1, Issue 4
7/1/2009New Waiver Services-Behavioral Supports (formerly consulting services), Healthcare Coordination and Live-in Companion
6/24/2009Best Buddies Team CT Rides Again
Team CT had another successful year, raising over $18,000 for the Best Buddies Hyannis Port Challenge
6/22/2009Roaring 20's Car Show Honor STS Director
6/18/2009Team CT Rides Again
6/8/2009Best Buddies CT Friendship Walk 2009 - Team Captain Info Meeting
6/8/2009DDS West Region - Spring 2009 Family Forum
Date: June 23, 2009
5/28/2009DDS Unveils New Fire Prevention and Safety Awareness Video Training Program
5/20/2009Important Closing Information
The Department of Developmental Services will close its administrative offices and public day services throughout the state on Friday, May 22, 2009, which is a furlough day for state employees and Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2009. All 24 hour residential services and respite centers will remain open with essential staff during this time.
5/18/2009Mortality Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008
This is the seventh of a series of annual reports on mortality, mortality trends and related information pertaining to the health and quality of care received by individuals served by the Connecticut State Department of Developmental Services...
5/18/2009DDS South Region Spring Family Forum
5/13/2009Tax Amnesty Program
The State of Connecticut is offering a tax amnesty program from May 1, 2009 through June 25, 2009.
5/11/2009Letter to All DDS Employees Regarding the Retirement Incentive Program (RIP)
5/11/2009Admissions to Day Programs
A Memorandum from DDS Commissioner Peter H. O'Meara
5/7/2009How to Use Positive Behavior Support Plans: An Overview for Caregivers and Case Managers
When: June 15, 2009
5/6/2009Self Determination Newsletter
April, 2009
4/27/2009North Region - Spring Family Forums 2009
May 11, 2009 Putnam Office; May 18, 2009 East Hartford Cultural Center; and May 28, 2009 Farmington Community Family & Senior Center Room A&B Unionville
4/23/2009People Meeting People Spring Fling
Date: May 9, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
4/8/2009CT Council on Developmental Disabilities is Sponsoring a FREE Training on "Special Education and Community Inclusion Toolkits"
Date: April 14, 2009
4/7/20092009 Parent & Community Conference
Date: April 20, 2009
4/6/2009Vendor Fair and Family Forum for Hispanic (Spanish speaking) Families
Date: May 6, 2009
4/2/2009Aging Services Newsletter
March 2009
4/1/2009Aging Innovations
Date: May 1, 2009
3/24/2009Special Olympics Announces "Spread the Word to End the Word 3.31.09"
A Youth-Led Campaign to Raise Awareness about the 'R-word'
3/23/2009New Video of Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Managed Health Care Pilot Program
3/23/2009Eagle Scout Michael LoVetro, Troop 302 of Waterbury, recently received the Medal of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America
3/17/2009People First Conference Registration Form Now Available!
Date: May 30, 2009
3/16/2009Nursing Recognition Award 2009
It is that time of year for the Department to recognize licensed nurses for excellence in nursing practice.
3/2/2009A Day of Respect Proclamation
M. Jodi Rell, Governor, does hereby officially proclaim March 16, 2009, as A Day of Respect in the State of Connecticut.
2/24/200917th Annual Conference on Serving Youth and Adults with Learning Disabilities
When: April 30, 2009 - Co-Sponsors CREC and CT State Department of Education Adult Education and Literacy
2/23/2009A Course for Parents - Managing Escalating Behaviors
When: February 28, 2009
2/17/2009People First Self Advocacy Conference
Save the Date!
2/13/2009So...You're the Boss! A Newsletter for People Who Hire and Manage Their Own Employees
Volume 1, Issue 2
2/10/2009Update on "Money Follows the Person" (MFP) - February 4, 2009
2/5/20092009 State of the State Address
2/5/2009FY2010 -2011 Biennium Governor's Budget
2/5/2009New Training for Families! Managing Escalating Behavior: A Course for Parents
Enrollment is limited. Register soon!
2/3/2009Governor M. Jodi Rell's Remarks on the State Budget
"My budget does what your family budget does - it pays for those things that we must have and it sets aside those things that are nice to have but that we cannot afford to pay for right now. Families are making these same tough decisions every day - finding ways to cut back. State government must do the same."
2/2/2009Cancellation Notification for the Family and Consumer Training
1/26/2009Operation Center Updates
1/22/2009Qualified Provider Moratorium
1/20/2009Once a Dairy Farm, Now Priceless
DDS Employees Transform Glastonbury Group Home
1/15/2009Red Cross Safety Tips for Frigid Weather
1/13/2009Self Determination Newsletter
Self Determination Newsletter, December Edition
1/2/2009New STS Director Announced

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