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1/9/2012After the Cap & Gown: For Your Child with Developmental Disabilities
Free Workshop Series for Parents
12/27/2011DAS Commissioner New State ADA Coordinator
12/23/2011Employment First - Provider Meeting
January 12, 2012
12/19/2011School Days to Pay Days Conference a Huge Success
11/29/2011Statement from Commissioner Terrence W. Macy Regarding the Recent Arrest of Employee for Sexual Assault
11/15/2011DDS West Region Family Forum
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Danbury Center
11/14/201128th Annual Governor's Care & Share Food Drive 2011
11/14/2011DDS Commissioner Receives Lifetime Hero Award
Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D. recently received the Lifetime Hero Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) at their 74th Annual Northeast Region X conference in Mystic, Connecticut. In addition to Commissioner Macy receiving the Lifetime Hero Award, DDS Self Advocate Varian S. Salters of the North Region was presented the Everyday Hero Award.
11/3/2011October Storm Recovery Updates
11/2/2011FEMA Conducting a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test on Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00PM EST.
10/27/2011School Days to Pay Days: Launching into Adulthood
A Free Conference on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
10/14/2011OP-ED It's National Disability Awareness Month
10/13/2011DDS Self Advocate Coordinator Jossie Torres Published on National Website
10/13/2011West Region Retiree Receives 2011 Management Award
10/12/2011Healthy Relationship Series
Back by popular demand – The Healthy Relationship Series to be held during the fiscal year. DDS Self Advocate Coordinators are pleased to announce the Healthy Relationship 6 session series will be held 2 times in each of the 3 regions during Fiscal Year 12.
10/7/2011Southbury Training School Provider Fair
Information for Families and Individuals about Community Based Service Providers. November 9, 2011
10/6/2011Dysphagia Train the Trainer Event
October 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut Valley Hospital, Lee Auditorium,Middletown, CT
10/4/2011Gina Furuno Memorial Art Show
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Southbury Training School Pavillion
10/3/2011AFTER THE CAP & GOWN: How to Plan for your Child with Developmental Disabilities
The Arc CT, with the generous support of the Star Foundation, presents the latest in a series of free workshops
9/27/2011DDS Dental News
October 2011, Volume 11
9/26/2011DDS Announces Employment Idol 4 Winners
Five Individuals Chosen as the 2011 Employment Idol 4 Winners. Congratulations!
9/26/2011A Presentation by Dr. Stephen Shore
Author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome on Hidden Curriculum, Social Inclusion, Senses and Sensabilities, and Autism: An Inside View. October 15, 2011
9/26/2011Program Review and Investigations Committee Public Hearing
Subject: Provision of Selected Services for Clients with Intellectual Disabilities - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Room 2D
9/22/201174th Annual Region X Conference
2011 AAIDD Region X Heroes Amongst Us Conference, November 7, 2011
9/19/2011Fragile X Society of Connecticut - 4th Annual Conference
The Fragile X Society of Connecticut will be hosting the 4th annual conference in central Connecticut (at the UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT) on November 19, 2011.
9/19/2011South Region Fall Forum
Open House - NEAT Center Satellite Location, 46 Plaza Court, Groton, CT, Tuesday, October 11, 2011
9/14/2011Keeping the Promise: Self Advocates Defining the Meaning of Community Living
Summit participants were of leaders from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the National Youth Leadership Network, Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered, and allies.
9/12/20115th Annual C4A Conference - Taking Control of Life's Transitions
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
9/7/2011Governor Malloy Announces FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open Across State
Centers will assist individuals and business owners who have been affected by Tropical Storm Irene
9/6/2011The 10th Annual Healthy Living Conference for Consumers
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
9/2/2011Camp Harkness - Hurricane Irene Update
9/1/2011Letter to Families and Consumers from Commissioner Macy
August 23, 2011
8/18/2011Department of Public Health Survey
8/16/2011Governor Malloy Signs Historic DDS Bill Into Law
8/16/2011Governor Malloy Visits Oak Hill on Job Tour
8/15/2011DDS "Dream Team" Meets With Governor Malloy
8/10/2011DDS Deputy Commissioner du Pree Retires
8/4/2011CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Announces New Director
Press Release - The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities recently announced the appointment of Molly Cole of Windsor, Connecticut as the new Council Director. Ms. Cole brings to the Council over thirty years of experience in the disabilities field as an advocate, trainer and project director...
7/28/2011DDS Legislative Summary 2011
A wrap-up of the 2011 DDS Legislative Session
7/28/2011Mood Disorders in Women and Girls With Intellectual Disability
Still time to sign up for the lecture being held in Norwich....
7/20/2011HARC’s Sixtieth Annual Meeting Honoring Kathy and Jim Heffernan of Wethersfield: An Inspiration for Advocates of People with Intellectual Disability
7/18/2011Press Release
As a result of the $1.6 billion hole left in the budget due to a lack of a ratified agreement, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in addition to other state agencies has had to make decisions to meet its $84 million dollars in savings over the next two years. These savings come as a result of employee layoffs, the elimination of vacant positions and service cuts...
7/15/2011Letter to All DDS Staff from Commissioner Macy Regarding Budget
7/14/2011Memorandum from Commissioner Macy Regarding Budget Impact
7/13/2011New DDS Consumer Corner Website Launched
On July 13, 2011, the Consumer Corner Website was launched. The Consumer Corner Website provides information and resources to Connecticut Citizens with intellectual disability, their families and professionals. This website focuses on, self advocacy, independent living, employment and health and safety for consumers.
7/8/2011Camp Harkness
Happy Hearts for Camp Harkness Benefit
6/30/2011Employment First Initiative Update
A number of different surveys have recently been sent out to a variety of stakeholders to gather feedback about "Real Work for Real Pay": community based employment for at least minimum wage as an option for all people.
6/20/2011DDS Dental News
June 2011, Volume 10
6/20/2011DDS Employees Honored
6/16/2011Beautiful Artwork
Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D. recently decorated his office in Hartford with artwork created by Horizons, Inc. consumers...
6/14/2011Statewide Conference on Informed Risk
This is a DSS and DPH sponsored conference. Anyone working with individuals currently using or accessing MFP is encouraged to attend, but all are welcome.
6/9/20114th Annual "Employment Idol" Video Contest
Submit Application by July 1, 2011
5/27/2011State Employees Honored for Generosity
The United Way of Greater Waterbury recently honored employees of the Southbury Training School (STS) as a Top 25 United Way Contributor in the state for the 2010-2011 campaign years...
5/25/2011New Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign PSA
5/24/2011Provider Fair
June 26, 2011, 11 am - 2 pm at the Southbury Training School Pavilion
5/12/2011New DDS Commissioner Macy's First Stop...Meeting with Self Advocates
5/10/2011The Art of Collage, Featuring: Creative Works by Local Artist Bruce Pinkham
MAY 25TH 12:00 P.M. -2:00 P.M
5/3/2011HARC's 60th Anniversary Celebration
Art Sparks May 6 - 28, 2011
5/2/2011DDS South Region Spring 2011 Family Forum
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Time: 5 p.m to 8 p.m.
4/14/2011Advance Planning Document
There is now an area in the DDS Website under DDS News/ Projects/ Advance Planning Document where information related to the DDS Advance Planning Document will be located...
4/7/2011Governor Malloy Selects Terrence W. Macy as Developmental Services Commissioner
4/6/2011Autism Waivers Hearing before the Appropriations and Human Services Committees
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 1:00 p.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building
4/6/20112011 Sprout Film Festival
The Festival will take place the weekend of Friday April 29 - Sunday May 1 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC
4/5/2011DDS Legislative Meet & Greet
The event is being co-hosted by the DDS Council on Developmental Services and the 3 DDS Regional Advisory and Planning Councils
4/5/2011CMS and National Institute of Mental Health Release Report on Autism Services in U.S., Connecticut Featured in Report
3/31/2011Aging Together: CCADD, DDS, and AAIDD present a day conference on Aging Together
Please mark your calendar for May 6, 2011
3/21/2011Information Session
Date: April 7, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM
3/17/2011DEMHS Releases Information on 2011 Winter Storm FEMA Assistance
3/16/2011Connecticut’s Family Support Council Holds Annual Breakfast and Honors DDS Commissioner
3/10/2011Anti-Bullying Informational Session at Town Hall in Windham
When: March 21, 2011
3/8/2011Director of Council on Developmental Disabilities State Exam Announcement
3/1/2011Letter from Commissioner O'Meara
Commissioner O'Meara retires after sixteen years at the helm of DDS, but will continue until a successor is nominated and begins work.
3/1/2011DDS Budget and Appropriations Committee Public Hearing Information
3/1/2011March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
2/17/2011DDS Outlines Governor’s Biennium Budget
2/10/2011NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITY! School Days to Pay Days, Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Transition to Real Work for Real Pay!
SCHOOL DAYS TO PAY DAYS TRANSITION CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON MARCH 31, 2011. REGISTER NOW! An all day learning event for teachers, paraprofessionals, job developers and other educators who assist with the transition of students with intellectual disabilities. This event will also be open to DDS staff and to families who have children age 14-21 who are served by DDS.
1/25/2011American Red Cross - Winter Weather Action Alert
Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of some 300 blood drives resulting in a shortfall of more than 14,000 pints of blood since January 1...
1/25/2011Film Premiere "Aha!"
Film Premiere "Aha!", the short documentary film about the artistic abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The film will premiere Friday, Feb 4 at 7 pm in the Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Community Center (in the Hamden Library)
1/19/2011The Business Mastery Program for Public Service Professionals 2011
1/10/2011Memo to State Employees Dated January 7, 2011 from Benjamin Barnes, Secretary, Office of Policy and Management
As a follow-up to Governor Malloy's January 5th message to you,I would like to inform you that we have established a process where by you can share your cost-effective and cost saving solutions with him. The Governor would like to include as many of these ideas as possible in the development of his first budget...
1/3/2011Governor-Elect Malloy Announces Interim Reappointment of Three Commissioners

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