An Important Message to Massachusetts Families With Children Under Age 9 Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Open Request Application Period October 14, 2022 to October 31, 2022.
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).
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.
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.