Who we serve
The Department’s mission is to create, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate fully in their communities and meaningfully engage as valued members.
DDS works with adults to connect them with an array of employment and day program supports, community living and other residential aid, and family support.
DDS works with children to provide family support and supplement educational services through specialized programs.
Services are individualized and planned using a person-centered approach. For a full listing of DDS services please refer to "See All Services".
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Locations of Department of Developmental Services
We have 28 DDS offices across Massachusetts to serve you.