Our DDS Vision promotes all individuals to “Have safe, meaningful and empowering relationships”.
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is committed to promoting the respect and dignity of individuals who receive services from the department or its providers. We want to assure all individuals have the right and are supported to have relationships of their choice and are given the privacy and opportunity to express their own sexuality.  We support educating and supporting individuals to have healthy and meaningful relationships.
Ideas to assist people with disabilities to develop safe, meaningful; and empowering relationships.
Healthy Relationship Series
The department supports the Healthy Relationship Series held in each of the 3 regions at least 2 times a year. The “Healthy Relationship Series” curriculum the department is using promotes healthy relationships for all consumers.  Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Educators team up with our DDS Self Advocate Coordinators who have been trained to teach the curriculum that has been written By, For, and With Self Advocates.
Information for Individuals and Families
Information for Staff