Press Releases

 9/12/2023  DDS Releases 1st Video in Series on Technologies/Supports Available to Individuals Through New STEP Initiative
 12/2/2020 Statement from DDS on Commissioner Jordan A. Scheff Notification of Presumed Positive Status for COVID-19
  3/27/2020 DDS Press Release 3-27-20-Department of Developmental Services Provides Update on COVID-19
  3/24/2016 Connecticut Department of Developmental Services Announces Expected Closure of Two State Regional Centers
          2016 Connecticut Selected to Participate in the FY 2016 “Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program"
  Gov. Malloy Organizes Group to Improve Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  6/13/2014 Connecticut Autism Implementation Committee Holds First Meeting
  3/19/2014  Department of Developmental Services and District 1199 Partner Together for Development of New Training Academy
  2/27/2014 Department of Developmental Services Explores Supporting Employment with Technology
11/04/2013 Department of Developmental Services Leads State in Video Conferencing
  4/03/2013 DDS Unveils New Autism Website
  5/24/2013 Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Connecticut Developmental Disability Council Awarded $45,000 National Grant
11/28/2012 DDS Commissioner Macy Receives National Award
  9/12/2012 Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman Honors Direct Support Professionals at the Capitol
  9/11/2012 DDS Recognizes Direct Support Professionals Week
  7/11/2012 Commissioner Macy Outraged by Allegation of Abuse at Privately-Operated Group Home for Adults - July 11, 2012
  7/03/2012 United States Department of Education Commends Connecticut’s Birth to Three System
  6/29/2012 DDS Commissioner Appoints New Family Support Strategies and Advocacy Director and Waiver Services Director
  3/21/2012 DDS and Providers Still Amazed at Unprecedented October 2011 Storm
11/14/2011 DDS Commissioner Receives Lifetime Hero Award
  8/04/2011 CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Announces New Director
  7/18/2011 DDS Press Release Regarding Budget
  3/24/2011 Southbury Training School Thrift Shops Still a Bargain
  3/02/2011 Press Statement - Commissioner O'Meara Retirement
  3/01/2011 DDS Press Release - National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
11/19/2010 DDS Press Statement Messier vs. Southbury Training School 11/19/2010
  7/13/2010 DDS Press Statement - Messier vs. Southbury Training School 7/13/2010
11/09/2009 U.S. District Judge Signs Joint Motion to Dismiss Southbury Training School Case
  1/22/2009 DDS Employee Arrested for Payroll Fraud
  6/10/2009 Press Statement- DDS has had to reevaluate the services we provide to over 19,000 consumers in the State of CT
10/21/2008 Governor Rell Announces Deficit Mitigation Plan
  9/10/2008 Governor Rell Asks State Residents to Observe Moment of Silence and Lower Flags on September 11
  7/29/2008 Governor Rell Launches Statewide ‘Care & Share’ Drive to Raise $100,000 in Cash for Food Banks
10/23/2007 Governor Rell Urges Connecticut Residents and State Employees to Help Californians
10/01/2007 DDS Celebrates New Name
10/01/2007 DMR Changes Name October 1st