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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education / Department of Developmental Services (DESE/DDS) Program

DESE/DDS Program Overview - MA


The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education / Department of Developmental Services (DESE/DDS) program serves participants throughout Massachusetts who receive services through the Department for Developmental Services. DESE/DDS helps youth with special needs transition from school to living more independently in the community for. Participants and their families are able to hire service providers and purchase a range of goods and services within an approved budget.

Participants can receive

  • Behavioral support and consultation
  • Expanded habilitation
  • Family training
  • Habilitation - community integration
  • Home adaptations
  • Homemaker services
  • Individually directed goods and services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respite
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vehicle adaptations
  • Assistive technology/ adaptive aids

 

Who we serve

  • Children with autism and their families

 

Services