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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.

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. 

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. 

February 10, 2020
The MetroWest Daily News

Autism Alliance Making ‘Exciting Progress’

The Framingham-based Autism Alliance, a program of Advocates, announced “exciting progress” to its Autism Welcoming Community Initiative.

The initiative seeks to create a socially inclusive MetroWest community for those with autism and their families, according to Allison Daigle, executive co-director of the Autism Alliance.

December 30, 2019
Framingham Source

Autism Alliance & Advocates Create Welcoming Community Initiative

The Autism Alliance, a program of Advocates, this month announced progress with its Autism Welcoming Community Initiative, an effort to create a socially inclusive community for families and their loved ones with autism by partnering with local businesses and training a caregiver workforce.