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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.

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.

December 9, 2019

Sensory Friendly Frozen

Framingham Public Schools has partnered with Autism Alliance a program of Advocates and the Explorers Program to enhance this special experience for families.

June 5, 2019

City of Framingham’s Flag Day Parade to Include Event’s First Sensory-Friendly Section

City of Framingham’s Flag Day Parade to Include Event’s First Sensory-Friendly Section