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12/1/2014DDS Memo on Rescissions
11/25/2014H.O.M.E. Training by UCONN UCEDD open to the public!
Thinking about the future of someone with a disability and where they will live? The UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service will be holding a training on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come learn more about a one-stop shopping resource available to families of anyone with a disability called H.O.M.E...
11/25/20145th Employment Idol Contest
In recognition of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DDS is proud to announce the 5th Employment Idol Contest. Applications are due to Beth Aura Miller by December 1, 2014
11/21/2014Draft Statewide HCB Settings Transition Plan
11/21/2014Budget Office Announces $54.6 Million In Rescissions
The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) today released a list of $54.6 million in rescissions from state agencies. The rescissions are in response to a projection that, without management action, there would be a budgetary shortfall for the current fiscal year of $99.5 million...
11/20/2014Individual and Family Survey
Self-Advocates Statewide we need your help in getting the word out!
11/4/2014DDS Production Studio Releases First Informational Videos - Press Release
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) announces the availability of informational videos produced at the new DDS Production Studio in Hartford, Connecticut. The first series of videos focuses on transitioning into adulthood for individuals with intellectual disability...
10/28/2014DDS South Region Craft Fair
Date: December 4, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
10/23/20142015 Connecticut Youth Leadership Forum
10/23/2014The 8th Annual Gina Furuno Memorial Art Show
Date: October 30, 2014
10/23/2014Launch of the Coordinated Transportation Information Website: TransitNet
You're invited to the Launch of the Coordinated Transportation Information Website: TransitNet (Transit Network for Connecticut)Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014. RSVP is required.
10/22/2014DDS West Region - Fall Resource Fair
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
10/14/2014Resource Fair
New Haven Public Schools Student Services Department in conjunction with Parent Partnership Council and the Department of Developmental Services presents the 2014 for Parents/Teachers of Children with Disabilities Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
10/10/2014Sec. 17a-227-23 to 17a-227-30, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Licensing of Community Companion Homes
10/10/2014Sec. 17a-227-1 to 17a-227-12, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Licensing of Community Living Arrangements
10/9/2014Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee Study on Transitional Services for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder- SURVEY
10/6/2014John Dempsey Center 50th Anniversary
Please join us on November 2nd to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Dempsey Center...
9/30/2014Managing Escalating Behavior: A course for parents
9/22/2014An Evening of Enchantment in the Garden at Camp Harkness
Date: October 1, 2014
9/18/2014Message from Commissioner Macy
It is with great sadness that we note the recent passing of Liz Warner, Executive Director of MARC Community Resources. Liz had held leadership positions in the agency from 1995 and served as Executive Director since 1998...
9/17/2014Federal Administrator Addresses DDS and Partners on Community Living
9/4/2014Dysphagia Train the Trainer Event
Date: October 20, 2014
9/4/2014Supporting Families Community of Practice A By Invitation Only Event
Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
9/4/2014UCONN H.O.M.E. Course
9/4/2014The Healthy Living Conference Committee is Pleased to Announce the 13th Annual Conference
Date: October 17, 2014
8/27/2014Macy's, Ph.D. Statement on the Passing of "Margaret" Peg Dignoti, Former ARC Executive
8/21/2014Individuals with Disabilities and Employer Seminar
Date: October 8, 2014
8/21/2014Self Determination Employment News
Volume 1, Issue 1, Summer 2014
8/20/2014DDS Legislative Summary 2014
8/14/2014DDS Presentation to the Legislative I/DD Caucus on August 12, 2014
8/13/2014North Region Community Resource Fair
Date: September 10th from 3pm – 7pm at the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover CT
8/11/2014Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman Tours Camp Harkness
8/11/2014Public Notice Update – Department of Housing Rent Subsidy Waiting Lists Open. Mail-in Application or Apply Online by August 18th
8/5/2014The First Company Governor’s Horse Guards – the nation’s oldest continuously active mounted cavalry unit will be coming to visit our friends at Camp Harkness
Date: Wednesday August 6th 2014 at 10:30 am.
8/4/2014Adult Siblings in Connecticut Building Connections!!
7/31/2014DDS Dental News
August 2014 - Volume 17
7/31/2014Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Waiting List Initiative 2015, Family Fact Sheet - July 2014
7/24/2014Public Notice - Department of Housing Rent subsidy Waiting Lists Open. Mail-in Application or Apply Online by August 18th.
The Department of Housing has announced that it will open the waiting lists for the state Rental Assistance Program (RAP) and the state’s portion of the Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) program for a two-week period, beginning August 4 and ending August 18...
7/16/2014First Class Graduates from Department of Developmental Services New Training Academy
7/16/2014DDS CT Announces CMS Setting Rule Transition Plan
7/7/2014West Region Community Companion Homes Informational/Recruitment Forum
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
7/7/2014Camp Harkness Fund Presents 2nd Annual Summerfest
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
6/19/2014“NEW” Waiver Service
Parenting Support Services empower parents with intellectual disabilities to increase their confidence and competence in their parenting abilities; enhance their children’s development, establish positive relationships with their children’s schools and make meaningful community connections...
6/16/2014Announcement –DAS Bid DDS-647
– originally scheduled to be opened publicly on June 12, 2014 at 2:00PM is now re-scheduled for a public bid opening Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:00PM after consulting with the legal department regarding the bid.
6/12/2014DDS Eligibility Criteria Presentation
6/4/2014Invitation to Dance to Benefit the Self Determination Healthy Relationships Series and Self Advocacy Related Events
Please join us for a dance to benefit the Self Determination “Healthy Relationships Series” and Self Advocacy related events! Date: June 26, 2014
6/2/20142014 People First Conference, Creating Connections
Date: June 14, 2014
5/20/2014DDS North Region Transition Fair 2014 Invitation
Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
5/15/2014DDS South Region Recreation Newsletter Spring 2014
5/14/2014Direct to Families Spring 2014
5/12/2014Camp Harkness Spring Clean-Up
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9 am to noon
5/7/2014DDS South Region Family Fair 2014 Invitation
Private & Public Divisions of DDS South Region are your hosts. Date: June 24, 2014
5/5/20142nd Annual PWID Family Day
You are invited to attend the Self Advocacy Parents (ID)Support Group 2nd Annual Family Picnic. Date: May 31, 2014, RSVP Required
5/1/2014Parenting Support Service
5/1/2014Department of Developmental Services’ Summer and Seasonal Recruitment - Hiring Plan
5/1/2014Community of Practice Information and Dissemination Committee Invitation
Individuals, Parents, Community Agencies Are Invited to Attend - We are interested in hearing from you how we can “enhance the support provided to families to navigate and access information and services within and outside the disability services service systems”... Date: June 2, 2014. RSVP is required.
4/28/2014Health Services Appreciation and Professional Development Day for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
4/22/2014Robin Wood Director of Family Support Strategies and Advocacy From the Department of Developmental Services Presents Community of Practice Initiative
When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM. RSVP Required.
4/15/2014DDS South Region Private and Public Division Presents the 2014 Living Happy, Healthy and Safe Lives Family Fair
Date: Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
4/10/2014Aging Matters Conference
The Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities, The CT Department of Developmental Services & The CT Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are pleased to announce their annual conference – “Aging Matters”. The full day conference will be held on May 2, 2014 at the Keeney Center, Wethersfield, CT
4/10/2014An Open Invitation to Individual and Family Advocay Groups - Please come meet with Commissioner Terrence Macy CT Department of Developmental Services
Date: May 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. RSVP is required.
4/3/2014You’re Invited! Please join us for an Open House DDS South Region 35 Thorpe Avenue, 3rd Floor, Wallingford, CT
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014, Noon - 2:00 PM, RSVP by April 21st...
3/27/2014DDS West Region - Spring Resource Fair
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
3/26/2014Taking the “DIS” Out of Disability
An informative seminar for individuals working with people with disabilities.
3/26/2014Department of Developmental Services Nights with the Providence Bruins
3/20/2014CTYLP – New Video!
The Connecticut Youth Leadership Project (CTYLP) is a youth leadership program that empowers youth with disabilities to realize their leadership potential...
3/19/2014Department of Developmental Services and District 1199 Partner Together for Development of New Training Academy
The first Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Training Academy for Family Support classes has been scheduled to begin during the first week in April...
3/6/2014ALL IN THE FAMILY: South Region Family Fairs Connect Families with Providers and Services
By John D. Allen, South Region Helpline Case Manager
3/3/2014Parent Leadership and Advocacy Training
3/3/2014DDS South Region - Blood Drive
DDS South Region, 401 West Thames Street, Norwich, CT, (4th Floor Library)- DATE: Thursday, March 27th, 11:00am to 4:00pm
2/27/2014Department of Developmental Services Explores Supporting Employment with Technology
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has received an employment grant from the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities to help increase employment outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities through the use of iPad technology. This project is called the Supporting Employment with Technology...
2/27/2014Registration for I/DD Trainings
Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute; Professional Development Webinars for Social Workers, Registered Nurses & Other Healthcare Professionals
2/24/2014Joan's Test
2/20/2014DDS Dental News
February 2014, Volume 16
2/19/2014Craft Fair Vendors Wanted
SAVE THE DATE: June 12, 2014
2/19/2014The Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad 2014 Seminar
The MCC Institute on Disability & Community Inclusion and Communitas invites you to The Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad 2014 Seminar April 21, 2014  4:00-6:30 p.m. Manchester Community College
2/10/20142014 Summer Camp Presentations
2/7/2014Proposed, Amended Birth to Three Regulations
Public Hearings on the proposed, amended Early Intervention Services (aka Birth to Three) regulations are scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A, 460 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT...
2/4/2014Camp Harkness Update
1/28/2014DDS and ARC of Meriden-Wallingford Tech Home Featured on WTNH
1/21/2014Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Launches New Family Website
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) unveils a new Family Website specifically developed for individuals and families associated with DDS services and supports. The new site features services that span the life of individuals with intellectual disability.
12/30/2013North Branford Winter Family Fair
DDS South Region in Collaboration with the CT Family Support Network Presents the Winter 2014 Family Fair. Date: February 6, 2014

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