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September 18, 2020
www.mass.gov/DDS

Autism Waiver Open Interest Period 2020

The opportunity to apply for this waiver through an open request period will be held from October 17-31, 2020
March 16, 2020
Department of Developmental Services

COVID-19 guidance and information for DDS individuals and families

Dear DDS Community:

I’d like to provide an update on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) response to COVID-19.  As you know, Governor Baker has declared a State of Emergency and DDS is taking all necessary precautions and actions to protect your loved ones – their health and safety is our top priority. 

October 1, 2020
Advocates

The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families

Families in the greater MetroWest area who are caring for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability may apply for a grant up to $500 to help care for their family member.

June 9, 2020
Advocates

COVID-19 and Advocates

As COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus, continues to be a concern across our country and the world, we are taking these concerns very seriously and working diligently to prevent the spread of the virus at Advocates. Find the most recent updates here. 

May 22, 2020

DDS Update to Individuals and Families

To: DDS Individuals and Families
From: Commissioner Jane F. Ryder
Date: 5/22/2020
Subject: Coronavirus Update for Individuals and Families

Dear DDS Community:
 

Much has happened in the weeks since my last message. I’d like to provide an update on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) response to COVID-19 as of Friday, May 22.