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Thursday, March 23, 2017
AGING MATTERS: Live Life and Get Connected!
  Save the Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 Sponsored by: The Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (CCADD), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Aging, and CT American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Department of Rehabilitation Services Help with Career Options - Updated
  The DORS Bureau of Rehabilitation Services & Bureau of Education Services for the Blind have joined together with private agencies in your area to help you to explore ways to advance in your career... Dates: February 2017 - April 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017
Governor Malloy Signs Order Transferring Two Review Boards to the Department of Developmental Services

Monday, March 13, 2017
Advisory: Winter Storm Advisory
  In anticipation of tomorrow's major winter storm please be prepared to activate all emergency protocols. This should include staffing, physical plant, and communications...

Thursday, March 02, 2017
Dysphagia Train the Trainer Events
  Date: April 10, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017
Article: A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings
  The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is pleased to share an article entitled A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings from the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. The article is co-written by Peter Tolisano, Psy.D., DDS Director of Psychological Services along with his colleagues from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The article highlights the use of a positive behavior support model with an emphasis on non-medication approaches, ongoing case consultation, and the team process.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Healthy Relationships
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators in Collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England are Pleased to Offer the 2017 Spring Healthy Relationship Series for Individuals Supported by the Department.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia - Meriden, CT
  National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Two Day Basic Workshop: Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 & 20, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Three Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Wednesday thru Friday, April 19, 20, & 21, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Art Contest
  We are having an art contest to design a cover for party favors to be given out at the Starlight Ball. Deadline: March 31, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017
Gov. Malloy's Budget Plan Includes $3.8 Million for Intellectual Disability Partnership Initiative

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
DDS is again proud to support the CT Youth Leadership Forum being held on July 23-27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017
DDS Dental News
  Newsletter, January 2017 - Volume 20


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