The DESE/DDS Program is administered by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) with funding from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Funding for this Program is subject to annual appropriation. Individuals must be eligible for DDS services and meet additional specific Program criteria for participation.
The DESE/DDS Program is designed to provide in-home services/wrap-around supports to school-age participants to help prevent a more restrictive educational or out-of-home residential placement. The Program does this by creating an individualized plan of supports for the participant that promotes skill building, independence, and social integration across multiple settings including the participants home, school, and community.
An Open Interest Period, to allow DDS eligible families to express interest in applying for this program is held annually, typically in January. Forms to express interest in this program are posted on this web page, typically in December of each year.
- DESE/DDS Program Family Requirements and Agreement
- DESE/DDS Program Family Requirements and Agreement - Spanish
This information is provided by the Department of Developmental Services.