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Friday, April 06, 2018
Karen Armington - Success Story
  One Job is Not Enough When You Love to Work!

Friday, April 06, 2018
Leadership is a Journey: A Series for Youth Self-Advocates Webinar
  National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) in collaboration with the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Kids As Self-Advocates, and Youth MOVE is pleased to offer a webinar series that support the identification of leadership as a journey and support understanding and learning in key leadership development areas.

Thursday, April 05, 2018
Safe Swallowing Train the Trainer Event
  Date: May 1, 2018, from 9:00-11:30 at Merritt Hall, in Middletown.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
AGING MATTERS: Learning, Protecting, Saving, and Relaxing Conference
  The Connecticut Coalition on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (CCADD), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), DORS State Unit on Aging, and CT American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) presents “AGING MATTERS: Learning, Protecting, Saving, and Relaxing!” Conference. Come join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Keeney Center, Old Wethersfield, CT ***Limited space so register early!***

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
DDS COMP Waiver Renewal and IFS and EDS Waiver Amendments
  30 Day Public Comment period starting March 14, 2018. Please send comments to or

Monday, March 12, 2018
Please view the article "Innovative Hartford area residential communities will embrace those with, without disabilities" in Hartford dated March 12, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018
Healthy Relationship Series
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators in Collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England are pleased to Offer the 2018 Spring Healthy Relationship Series for Individuals Supported by the Department... Register Soon – limited spots available in each session.

Friday, March 02, 2018
No Excuse for Abuse Brochure
  The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators have been speaking up saying –“NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE! They are delighted to share their brochure and ask that it be distributed to every individual and staff in our state. Abuse can happen ANYTIME, ANYWHERE BY ANYONE TO ANYONE. DON’T IGNORE IT! SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT!

Thursday, February 08, 2018
DORS - Level Up Activities

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Greg Washington - Success Story
  Art Works!

Friday, December 01, 2017
Joyce Rivers, A Wonderful Inspiration To Us All!
  Success Story Written By: Genevieve M Lewis


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