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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DDS Central Office
1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02218


DDS Office of Human Rights
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Joseph Weru

Director of Human Rights

DDS Central Office

1000 Washington ST.
Boston, MA 02118

Phone (617) 939-1867

Email: Joseph.W.Weru@Mass.Gov

Central/West Region

Leonardo Luczynski-Badia

Human Rights Specialist

DDS Central/West Regional Office

One Federal Street

Building #111-2

Springfield, MA 01105

 Phone (413) 544-9009

 Email Leonardo.Luczynski-Badia@Mass.Gov

Metro Region

Amy Boone

Human Rights Specialist

DDS Metro Regional Office

465 Waverly Oaks Road, Suite 120

Waltham, MA 02452

 Phone 413-386-3403

 Email  Amy.Boone@Mass.Gov

Northeast Region

Alexandra Selman

Human Rights Specialist

DDS Northeast Regional Office

450 Maple Street
Hathorne, MA 01937

 Phone: (781) 771-3931


Southeast Region

Nate Hoover

Human Rights Specialist


DDS Southeast Regional Office

151 Campanelli Drive Suite B
Middleboro, MA 02346

 Phone (857) 291-2288

 Email  Nathan.Hoover@Mass.Gov

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.

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The next Human Rights Advisory Committee will be on Tuesday June 25, 2024

 Human Rights Committee June 25th  Meeting Agenda

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