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12/17/2015Commissioner Murray Featured in Glastonbury Life
12/15/2015Budget Update December 11, 2015
11/23/2015Community TYZE Personal Networks
DDS is pleased to announce the launch of “TYZE”. TYZE is a private online platform that connects people privately so they can organize supports and communicate easily with their circle/team.
11/20/20152015 – 2016 Partners in Policymaking Class
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 – 2016 Partners in Policymaking class. Applications must be received no later than January 6, 2016.
11/20/2015Safety & Autism: Helping Caregivers & Providers
Date: Monday, December 7, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
11/12/2015Launch of new TransitNet Video
November 30, 2015
11/12/2015DDS Announces Waiver Renewal and Amendment Public Notice - Archived
November 10, 2015 for 30 days
11/9/2015Data Indicates Post-Secondary Ed Program "Works"
11/2/2015November is Career Development Month in Connecticut
10/28/20152015 Employment Idols!
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DDS is thrilled to post the New 2015 Employment Idol Video.
10/26/2015Healthy Relationship Series Offered in November
The Self Advocate Coordinators are very excited to be offering the Healthy Relationship Series...
10/20/2015Using Technology to Create a Good Life
Date: November 16, 2015
10/19/2015Motorcycle Gift Run at Camp Harkness
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1 p.m.
10/19/2015DDS West Region Fall Resource Fair
Date: Monday, November 9, 2015
10/6/2015An Introduction to Supports for People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability
October 14, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
10/5/2015Call for Public Recommendations
9/29/2015DDS South Region Recreation & Resource Newsletter
September 2015
9/9/2015Committing To Excellence
9/1/2015Housing Roundtables
A Conversation about Housing Realities: Information on Steps that Families Can Take in the Absence of State Housing Funding and How to Get Involved to Advocate for More Resources
8/27/2015Norwich Area Support Group for Parents with ID (children welcome) celebrates its 2 year anniversary!
Date: Tuesday September 1st
8/25/2015Flu Clinic - Save the Date - State Employees, Dependents and Retirees
Date: October 29, 2015 - DDS West Region
8/17/2015Special Olympics Connecticut and DDS South Region Recreation Department are working together to start a few Unified Sports® Fitness Clubs in our area
8/5/2015The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Voluntary Services Program (VSP) is being renamed the DDS Behavioral Services Program (BSP)
8/5/20152015 International Conference A Chance to Parent: Advocacy, Policy, & Practice
When: Monday, October 12, 2015 & Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Where: DoubleTree by Hilton/ Memphis Downtown, Tennessee
8/3/2015Family Support Staff Training
An educational series for staff supporting individuals living with their family. *PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES for Module 2 and 3.*
7/22/2015DDS South Region Recreation & Resource Newsletter
7/22/2015A Conference for Families, Self Advocates & Professionals - Building a Great Life
Date: Friday, October 2 & Saturday, October 3, 2015 Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA and the 40th Anniversary of the IDEA
7/17/2015Special Olympics, World Games Los Angeles 2015, Viewing Party Photo Challenge
7/16/201518th Annual Quiet Corner Cycling Classic and Family Gathering
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
7/13/2015Alison Smith of Shelton Named Fairfield County 40 Under 40 Winner
Shelton Resident Receives Distinguished Business Award
7/9/2015Secure File Transport (sFTP) site ( will be out of Service on Thursday, July 9th
6/29/2015Attention - Secure File Transport (sFTP) site ( will be out of Service on Wednesday, July 1st
6/16/2015DDS Secure Email Upgrade to MailGate (Formerly Tumbleweed)
Effective, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the State of Connecticut will upgrade the current secure mail services known as Tumbleweed. The new name will be MailGate solution...
6/10/2015DDS South Region Recreation and Resource Newsletter
6/3/2015American School for the Deaf (ASD) Talent Show
Date: June 10, 2015
6/2/2015Transitioning with Technology
6/2/2015SERC’s new AT Corner
6/1/2015The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators Invite Self-Advocates to Share Information About Their SA Group, and to Share Their Thoughts, Ideas, Success Stories, and Concerns with Our New DDS Commissioner, Morna Murray
You can choose to attend one of the three sessions being offered. Come and share your VOICE!
5/28/2015Camp Quinebaug
A Summer Day Camp in Killingly, Connecticut. A camp for children with developmental disabilities. Funded and Operated by: The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services and The Friends of Camp Quinebaug. In partnership with local schools and communities...
5/19/20155th Annual QV Special Olympic Talent Showcase
Date: May 29 and May 30, 2015
5/13/2015Special Olympics Unified Sports Holds Annual Awards Banquet
The 12th Annual Michael’s Jewelers’ Unified Sports® Cup Awards Banquet honoring students who participate in the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program presented by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and Special Olympics Connecticut was recently held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Deputy Commissioner Jordan Scheff was one of the featured speakers...
4/16/2015Department of Developmental Services 2015 Summer and Seasonal Worker Recruitment/Hiring Plan
4/14/2015Aging Matters: Healthy Living Conference
Information and Registration form. 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:Healthy Living!”. The full day conference will be held on May 1, 2015 at the Keeney Center, Wethersfield, CT
4/8/2015Sib20--Sibling Support for Young Adult Brothers and Sisters!
3/26/2015Camp Harkness Cleanup
Date: May 16, 2015, 9 a.m. to noon
3/26/2015Camp Harkness Master Plan
Are you interested in the future of Camp Harkness? Come hear about the new CAMP HARKNESS MASTER PLAN. A site plan for long-term improvements for the park was designed by Silver Petrucelli and Associates architecture firm and Avis Land Studio landscape architecture with input from the Camp Harkness Advisory Council, summer camp directors, park staff, many passholders, and park users. Now we want to hear from YOU!! Your comments and ideas are welcome!
3/25/2015Parents with a Voice
"Parents with a Voice” is a way to give parents with ID/DD a voice on “issues important to them, a means to learn about specific topics related to parenting and to support one another through discussion, friendship and community activities.
3/16/2015DDS South Region Recreation and Resource Newsletter
3/16/2015March is National Disability Awareness Month
This is the 28th Year the United States has recognized and celebrated March as National Disability Awareness Month!
3/2/2015DDS Commissioner Murray Testifies Before Joint Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations
2/25/2015DDS Self-Advocate Coordinators Launch New Campaign We are People-Call Me By My Name
2/23/2015Family Groups are Invited to Meet with Commissioner Murray
2/13/2015Dysphagia Train the Trainer
Date: April 27, 2015
2/9/2015DDS Dental News
February 2015 - Volume 18
2/5/2015Secondary Transition Expo
Date: March 4, 2015
2/2/2015Gov. Malloy Selects Morna Murray as Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services
1/28/2015Identifying and Working with Parents with Cognitive Limitations Training
Dates in January, March and April
1/12/2015DDS Graduates Five Employees from Train the Trainer Program
Recently, five Department of Developmental Services (DDS) staff earned their Train the Trainer Certificate through the Connecticut Training and Development Network (CTDN)...
1/5/2015Innovations in Supporting Families Community of Practice Framework for Systems Change Webinar Series, Overview of the Lifecourse Framework
Date: January 22, 2015
12/19/20142015 Lifespan Transition Fair
Date: January 8, 2015. DDS South Region in Collaboration with the CT Family Support Network Presents the 2015 Lifespan Transition Fair.

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