DDS Office of Human Rights (OHR)

The Office of Human Rights is dedicated to affirming, protecting, and promoting human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Prader-Willi, and Smith-Magenis Syndrome. It is a resource to individuals, their families, provider agencies and to the Department of Developmental Services.

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500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118


Office of Human Rights 617-624-7782
DDS Central Office (617) 727-5608
The logo for the DDS Office of Human Rights. Five figures holding a triangle with the words "human rights".

Who we serve

OHR employs the collaborative process of training and consultation when working with all interested parties by identifying and clarifying rules and regulations which affect the human rights of the Department's service recipients.

Recent news & announcements


Rights Review – COVID 19 Edition - December 2020 

1/06/2021 DDS Office of Human Rights

The December 2020 issue of Rights Review, the newsletter of the DDS Human Rights Advisory Council and Office of Human Rights

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