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11/28/2016CT HCBS Statewide Transition Plan
11/23/2016Turkey Dip to Benefit Camp Quinebaug
11/21/2016DDS DRAFT Five Year Plan 2017-2022
DDS’s Five Year Plan is a strategic statement of the department’s direction over the next five years and an outline of priorities which will be used to guide the current and future service system...
11/17/2016Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder Housing (“IDASH”) Program
The State of Connecticut Department of Housing, Department of Developmental Services, and Department of Social Services are pleased to announce this NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY for the development of supportive housing units. The IDASH Program (Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder Housing) is accepting applications on a rolling basis beginning January 25, 2017...
11/14/2016Annual Gathering of CT APSE and JDLN Held During National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The CT Chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) hosts a statewide meeting of the CT Job Developers Leadership Network (JDLN) annually, each fall. The October 2016 meeting was held during National Disability Employment Awareness Month...
10/31/2016What Matters Most: Research on Elevating Parent Expectations by Eric W. Carter
10/25/2016New Voting Devices for Voters with Disabilities
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced the introduction of a new tablet-based voting system for persons with disabilities that provides a verifiable paper ballot...
10/24/2016Camp Harkness Fund Welcomes Holistic Nutritionist Krystal Ross
Eating for Emotional Balance & Immune Support this Holiday Season Dates: October 25, November 1 and November 15
10/18/20162016 Candidates' Forum on Disability Issues Book and Presidential Disability Questionnaire
10/17/2016Voting Rights - Every Vote Counts
DDS is pleased to be working with The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities to spread the word – EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
9/29/2016Community Companion Homes CCH Team Represents at the Big E
9/29/2016Madison SEPTO Presents EXCLUSIVE Screening of SPEECHLESS
9/19/2016DDS Dental Newsletter
September 2016 - Volume 19
9/15/2016Nick Glomb - The Family and Friends Roadside Cart, Featured in Go Local Magazine
Go Local Magazine, July 2016, Volume 2, Issue 8
9/1/2016Connecticut Updated Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation Setting Requirements
7/6/2016Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Public Comment Regarding Connecticut's Protection and Advocacy System for Persons with Disabilities
Public Act 16-66 requires Governor Malloy, no later than July 1, 2017, to designate a nonprofit entity to be Connecticut’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system that will replace the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, which will be abolished by law on July 1, 2017...
7/5/2016Job Coach Training
Dates: September 7, September 13, and September 21
7/5/2016DORS Level Up
DORS Level Up is all about providing students with the tools, training and resources to work competitively and forge a path to independence...
6/28/2016Day of Caring for Camp Harkness
On May 17, 2016, The United Way organized a Day of Caring for Camp Harkness. With over 30k visitors expected this summer, the 123 volunteers from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods made a huge impact in getting Camp Harkness ready for the season...
6/24/2016Ashley LeBeau became the first Special Olympics athlete from Connecticut to sing the national anthem at Fenway Park
6/20/2016Boston Medical Center Inspire Newsletter Features DDS West Regional Director Fritz Gorst
Family and Healing Par for the Course at BMC: Fritz’s Story
6/13/2016Lead Center - Leading to Employment, Information Brief
Funding for Assistive Technology: Transitioning from Secondary School to VR and Work
6/3/2016Technology Training for people with IDD and their families. Highlighting tools that enhance life skills.
See Next Date: June 15, 2016
6/1/2016DDS Healthy Relationships Series
See Dates in June, 2016
5/16/2016Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Practical Strategies for Daily Living
Presented by Gerard Kerins, MPA, MD, FACP on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the UCONN School of Social Work
5/10/2016Time For... Transition
Transition is moving from one stage in life to another. We experience a multitude of transitions throughout our lives. Some important transition points are exiting birth to three services, starting school for the first time, going to middle and high school, graduation, college, employment, moving, or getting married...
5/4/2016Diverse Ability Career Fair
Date: May 17, 2016, at the Hilton Hartford Hotel
4/19/2016The Annual Aging Conference - “AGING MATTERS: Living Life!”
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 the annual Aging Conference - “Aging Matters: Living Life!” May 6, 2016, 8:30 am -3:30 pm at the Keeney Center, Wethersfield, Connecticut.
4/18/20162016 Swing Fore Camp Quinebaug
Date: July 15, 2016
4/12/2016DDS West Region Spring Resource Fair
Date: April 26, 2016
4/1/20162016 DDS South Region Recreation and Resource Newsletter
3/23/2016IMPACT - Volume 29 · Number 1 • Winter 2016
Feature Issue on Supporting Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
3/10/2016Keep Walking and Exercising to be FIT!
The Torrington Self Advocacy FIT Club had a great visit to the Chapter 126 Gym in Bristol. The Advocacy Club is making a difference by speaking up and speaking out to be in shape and take care of yourself!
3/1/2016DDS South Region Recreation and Resource Newsletter
2/17/2016"Get Protected" Social Security Email Scam
2/8/2016Camp Harkness Fund Welcomes Dr. Jody Noé, MS, ND, Featured in Women Healers of the World By Holly Bellebouno
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
2/4/2016Parents Wanted for a Research Study on Reducing Stress
Relaxation and Guided Imagery Intervention for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
2/4/2016Supported Employment is a Business Partnership that Includes the Individual with a Disability, their Support Staff and the Employer
2/1/2016DDS Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Report February 1, 2016 pursuant to Section 17a-215e of the Connecticut General Statutes
1/28/2016First Latino Policy Day
Connecticut General Assembly’s Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission & the Hispanic Federation invite you to the First Latino Policy Day -Thursday, February 4, 2016
1/20/2016Using Technology to Create a Good Life - Re-scheduled to January 30th
January 23 cancelled due to snow Re-scheduled to January 30th Same place, same time! 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
1/19/2016COP Webinar
Date: January 28, 2016
1/12/2016Family Support Staff Training- Registration Required
An educational training for managers of direct support professionals who work with individuals in family homes, or in the community. Date: February 9, 2016
1/12/2016STS Recommendations
1/11/2016Responses to Call for Public Recommendations Regarding the Future of Southbury Training School
1/7/2016Case Manager Training Canceled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Residential Placement training for Case Managers scheduled for 1/21 (snow date 1/28) is canceled. This session will be re-scheduled. Information on rescheduling will be shared as soon as it is available.
1/5/2016NOI DDS Waiver ECAW Termination 2016
DDS Announces Waiver Amendment Public Notice and Public Comment period for the Early Childhood Autism Waiver

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