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Autism Alliance Blog

Autism Alliance Blog

Here you will find newsworthy items, points of view, helpful tips and book reviews.

DESE/DDS Program Open Enrollment Period begins March 1

Dear Families,

The DESE/DDS Program is a collaboration between the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) for DDS-eligible students who are at risk of a future residential placement.

DDS Autism Waiver Program Open Enrollment

An Important Message to Massachusetts Families With Children Under Age 9 Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Open Request Application Period October 15, 2021 to October 30, 2021.

The Autism Division of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) runs an Autism Waiver Program that provides one-to-one interventions to help children with autism who exhibit severe behavior, social and communication problems through a service called Expanded Habilitation, Education (intensive in-home services and supports).

Autism Alliance Supports Available During Covid-19

Dear Families and Friends, 

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. Although we are living through unprecedented times there are signs of hope emerging. We are seeing the “flattening of the curve” across the US and across the Commonwealth.

Autism Alliance Annual Appeal

Thank you to all who have donated to the Autism Alliance this year! There is still time in 2019 to help support all of the programs that the Alliance provides throughout the year.