12/1/2012Living the Mission Pictures from STS
11/29/2012Have Safe, Meaningful and Empowering Relationships
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) “Healthy Relationships” curriculum was the focus of three day training in October. DDS employees from around the state participated in the training to promote healthy relationships for all consumers...
11/28/2012DDS Commissioner Macy Receives National Award
Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D. received the “2012 Presidents Award” from the National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE) at their annual conference in Washington, D.C. The award was given “In recognition of his enduring commitment to the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities”...
11/27/2012Youth Leadership Forum 2013 - Student Application
Student Application for the 15th Annual Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) scheduled for July 22-July 25, 2013 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus is now available.
11/27/2012Dysphagia Train theTrainer
Monday, December 17, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
11/26/2012Governor Malloy: “Living the Mission” at DDS will Improve Quality of Life for Individuals
New Mission and Vision Statement Sets Expanded Direction for Individuals and Caregivers
11/20/2012CLA Resident Honored by Glastonbury Fire Department
11/13/2012Meet Flo, Stanley and Peggy...They Share A Community Companion Home
11/13/2012The New Haven Office Voice Mail System is Down.
The New Haven Office Voice Mail system is down and is expected to remain down for all of the week. In the meantime, inquiries can be sent to or phoned in to #203-294-5097.
11/5/2012International Author Inspires Connecticut During Weeklong Visit
11/1/2012Camp Harkness and Annual Gift Run Update NEW
Due to the significant damage at Camp Harkness, it will have to remain closed until repairs can be completed and power restored. We regret the disruption to campers whose reservations have to be cancelled. We will provide campers and visitors with an update every two weeks until camp operations are back to normal. Thank you for your patience.
11/1/2012Self Advocate Coordinators End of the Year Report
The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators play a vital role in leading the department in supporting individuals, families, and all support staff. The Self Advocate FY12 report shares the activities, initiatives, accomplishments, and goals of our DDS SACs. Join them in leading our department and supporting our Mission and Vision.
10/31/2012DDS Responds to Hurricane Sandy
10/23/2012Connecticut Teen Debuts in CBS’s Blue Bloods
Dylan Ciesco, a 13-year-old 7th grader from Tolland, Connecticut, will make his acting debut as a featured background player in CBS’s Blue Bloods on Friday, October 26th just in time for Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Blue Bloods is shown locally on WFSB at 10 p.m...
10/22/2012DDS Partners with Wethersfield High School for Disability Mentoring Day
Three Students from Wethersfield High School spent the morning at the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) headquarters in Hartford for Disability Mentoring Day...
10/22/2012DDS Autism Provider Forum
December 11, 2012, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
10/22/2012DDS West Region Fall Resource Fair
November 14, 2012, 4 p.m - 7 p.m.
10/15/2012Southbury Training School Provider Forum
November 4, 2012
10/10/2012The Manchester Community College Institute on Disability and Community Inclusion and Communitas is Sponsoring Four Evening Workshops
10/5/2012Southbury Training School (STS) Residents Move in to New Group Home in Hamden
10/1/2012“Living the Mission” through Accessible Communication
9/27/2012Domestic Violence Training
Presented by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This training is being offered to all case managers and to all IFS and Public Staff.
9/25/2012Connecticut Partners in Policymaking 2013
A Self Advocacy Training Program. Application Deadline January 4, 2013.
9/25/2012Candidate's Forum on Developmental Disability Issues
Date: October 12, 2012
9/20/2012Career and Transition Fair for BESB Students and Parents
Date: October 20, 2012
9/17/2012Register Now! David Hingsburger is Coming to Connecticut! Don’t miss these Phenomenal Training Opportunities!
October 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2012. Healthy Relationships - CT DDS Sponsored Training With David Hingsburger
9/14/2012DDS WPA Paintings Featured at Mattatuck Museum
For years they hung on the walls of the Southbury Training School, now they are making history.
9/14/2012Open House at New Home for Five STS Residents
Five STS residents will be the first to move together to a new group home in the community.
9/13/2012Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman Honors Direct Support Professionals at the Capitol
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman recognized the thousands of Direct Support Professionals who work with individuals with intellectual disability in Connecticut...
9/10/2012DDS Personal Safety Awareness Training
When: October 9, 2012; Targeted Audience: DDS Case Managers, IFS Resource Teams, Self Advocates, Clinical Staff who conduct home visits, and Private Provider Staff
9/6/2012Direct to Families - Summer 2012
9/6/2012Unfinished Business: Making Employment of People with Disabilities a National Priortiy
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Tom Harking, Chairman, July 2012
9/6/2012Assistant Attorney General Perez Summarizes Olmstead Enforcement Activity Before HELP Committee
8/31/2012Café to Go! A Community Conversation on Creative Housing
When: Thursday, October 4th. The South Region Advisory Council, Family Support Network and DDS invite you.
8/28/2012The 11th Annual Self-Advocates Conference On Personal Health & Well Being
When: Friday, October 12, 2012
8/27/2012Note from Commissioner Macy
8/24/2012DDS Commissioner Macy Announces New Director of Autism
8/20/2012Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work
7/24/2012Governor Malloy Signs Order Formally Establishing Developmental Disabilities Council
7/19/2012Say No to Abuse - Guide
7/19/2012Unchartered Waters Article
Unchartered Waters: Moving Beyond What We Know as Family Support
7/19/2012Wingspread Article
Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with a Member with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
7/13/2012East Hartford Police Press Release 7-13-2012
7/13/2012Commissioner Macy Thankful to East Hartford Police
East Hartford Investigation Leads to Arrest
7/11/2012Commissioner Macy Outraged by Allegation of Abuse at Privately-Operated Group Home for Adults
Dept. of Developmental Services and East Hartford Police Investigating Alleged Abuse of Client with Intellectual Disability
7/3/2012United States Department of Education Commends Connecticut’s Birth to Three System
For the sixth straight year, the Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) Birth to Three System has been found to fully meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Birth to Three is a statewide entitlement program for children under the age of three with disabilities or developmental delays and their families...
6/29/2012DDS Commissioner Appoints New Family Support Strategies and Advocacy Director and Waiver Services Director
6/26/2012Dental News
June 2012, Volume 13
6/19/2012DESPP Advises Caution During Extreme Hot Weather
With possible record high temperatures forecasted for Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is advising people to be cautious during this period of extreme heat...
6/1/2012DDS Loans Works Public Administration (WPA) Art Work to Waterbury Museum
DDS has largest collection of WPA
5/31/2012Camp Harkness Open House
June 3, 2012, 1 - 4 pm
5/29/2012DDS Norwich Spring Craft Fair
Date: May 31, 2012
5/9/2012DDS Releases New "Draft" Mission and Vision
5/7/2012The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the launch of Summer Jobs+ Bank
5/7/2012Healthy Relationships Series
South Region
5/2/2012NCI Survey
5/1/2012Job Developers Leadership Network
The Department of Developmental Services continued its focus on the Employment First Initiative by hosting a statewide forum for job developers from a variety of community providers and service agencies.
4/30/2012United Way 2-1-1 Launches Online Re-Entry Directory of Services
4/23/2012Management Information Report (MIR)
December 2011
4/23/2012Five Year Plan Update
4/23/2012SELN: Spring 2012 Free Online Employment Innovations Series
May 29 and June 14, 2012
4/19/2012Work Matters - How People with Disabilities Can Benefit From Employment
Save the Date!
4/17/2012An Overview of the Recently Released Self Direction Manual through a Web Information Session
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is pleased to share an overview of the recently released Self Direction Manual through a web information session.
4/12/2012MCC Regional Job Fair
4/11/2012Newly Expanded "Employment and Day Services" Section on the Department of Developmental Services Website
4/10/2012State Receives $27 M Federal Grant to Support Health of Children and Families
3/29/2012Transition Expos
The transition from school to college or the world of work for students with disabilities requires planning and knowledge of supports and services beyond high school. Please join us at ONE of these free Transition Expos...
3/27/2012Letter From Governor Malloy Regarding State Budget
3/21/2012March 2012 Terry's Commissioner Note
3/21/2012Safety Tips for Searching Online Classifieds
3/21/2012DDS and Providers Still Amazed at Unprecedented October 2011 Storm
October Snow Storm Stories Not to be Forgotten
3/15/2012CTBLN Disability Employment Conference and Career Fair
May 4, 2012
3/15/2012Mortality Annual Report (March 2012)
This report is for Fiscal Year 2011.
3/13/2012Housing Forum
The Department of Developmental Services in collaboration with the South Region Advisory Council is offering individuals and their families/caregivers a Series of Forums on Creative Housing Options.
3/12/2012CCADD, CT AAIDD and DDS are Pleased to Announce the 2012 Conference on Aging – Elder Ready Communities and Aging in Place on May 4th
3/12/2012Autism Training for Families and Individuals
3/6/2012DDS South Region - Spring Vendor Fair
March 22, 2012
3/1/2012Executive Order #10 Question and Answer Session
The PCA Quality Home Care Workforce Council invites Individuals and Families to participate in a Question and Answer session regarding Executive Order #10
3/1/2012Healthy Relationship Series
The West Region is pleased to announce the Healthy Relationship Series will again be held this spring.
2/29/2012Job Developers Leadership Network
As part of our efforts to enhance employment opportunities for individuals served by DDS, we have asked ICI to support the development of regional Job Developers Leadership networks and to providing mentoring for job developers...
2/28/2012DDS Legislative E-Mail Updates
2/27/2012Sprout Film Festival and Free Video Streams
2/14/2012Discovering the Artist Within
2/8/2012Online Services from Social Security - in Spanish!
The Social Security Administration is offering a free webinar.
2/8/2012An Employment Practices Improvement Collaborative - EPIC Training Opportunity for People with Barriers to Employment
For Supporters and staff of job seekers with visible/hidden disabilities, and barriers to employment. Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 8:30AM - 10:30AM.
2/6/2012Save the DATE -“Elder Ready Communities and Aging in Place” Conference on May 4, 2012
This is Sponsored by: The Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (CCADD), Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and CT American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD-CT)
2/6/2012The Connecticut Family Support Network Presents: Summer Camp for Children With Special Needs
2/6/2012DDS Spring 2012 Provider Fair/Family Forum
This forum will be for families and local school personnel to meet private agencies. March 22, 2012
1/30/2012Memo from Joseph W. Drexler, Deputy Commissioner Regarding Rescissions
Dated January 27, 2012
1/26/2012Family Invitation to the Legislative Meet and Greet 2012
Legislative Office Building - 2nd Floor Atrium, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1/23/2012Sprout Newsletter
February 2012
1/18/2012Governor Malloy Names Amy Porter Director of New Bureau of Rehabilitative Services
1/11/2012Call for Partners
Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). As part of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Five Year Plan, the agency will be looking for consumers, families, advocates and public and private employees to participate in various stakeholder groups...

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