Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

The Department of Developmental Services provides supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to enhance opportunities to become fully engaged members of their community.

Contact Us

Logo of the Department of Developmental services. The state seal of Massachusetts over the shape of the state of Massachusetts. The initials DDS and text Department of Developmental services is shown above and below.

Address

DDS Central Office
500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Phone

Videophone (VP) (857) 366-4179

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".

Not sure which area or regional office serves your community? Check out our interactive map tool.

Recent news & announcements from Department of Developmental Services

News

Coronavirus Update for Individuals and Families (June 24) 

6/24/2020 Department of Developmental Services

Updated COVID-19 guidance and information for DDS individuals and families

News

Coronavirus Update for DDS Providers (April 14) 

4/14/2020 Department of Developmental Services

Updated COVID-19 guidance and information for DDS providers

Upcoming Events from Department of Developmental Services

No upcoming events scheduled

Locations of Department of Developmental Services

We have 28 DDS offices across Massachusetts to serve you.

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