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Coronavirus update from DDS Commissioner Jane Ryder 

8/11/2021 Department of Developmental Services

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Western MA Forum for COVID Vax Questions For People w/IDD & Families 

6/23/2021 Department of Developmental Services

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and be able to ask questions

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COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted and DDS Programs 

6/15/2021 Department of Developmental Services

Updated guidance that replaces all prior reopening guidance for DDS program

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MA to Close Preregistration System and Expand Homebound Vaccinations 

5/25/2021 Department of Developmental Services

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Charting the LifeCourse in Massachusetts  

5/14/2021 Department of Developmental Services

New Series: In Pursuit of the Good Life Across the Lifespan

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DDS National Background Check Unit Advisory  

4/26/2021 Department of Developmental Services

Fingerprinting Guidance for Remote Based Services

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Letter to families from DDS Commissioner Jane F. Ryder.  

3/24/2021 Department of Developmental Services

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MA Multilingual COVID-19 Materials 

3/09/2021 Department of Developmental Services

Resources related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in multiple languages

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Commissioner Jane Ryder's Letter to Families Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Guidance 

1/13/2021 Department of Developmental Services

DDS plans for making vaccinations available to DDS individuals and the staff who care for them.

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DDS Adult Long Term Residential (ALTR) Services 2021 

1/11/2021 Department of Developmental Services

DDS reviewed the pricing methodology of ALTR services and has developed a new and simplified rate structure for 2021 to reduce administrative burdens for providers and DDS.

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Caregiver Appreciation Series 2021 

1/06/2021 Department of Developmental Services

The Caregiver Appreciation Series that DDS is sponsoring in partnership with The Arc of Massachusetts will run from November 2020 through March 2021

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Self- Directed Supports Information Session 2021 

1/06/2021 Department of Developmental Services

Please join us for an interactive discussion about expanding choices and control in your life through Self- Directed Supports

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"Spectrum of Sound" Virtual Choir of Autism Self-Advocates Performs "Lean on Me" Cover 

1/04/2021 Department of Developmental Services

Virtual choir Spectrum of Sound performed a cover of Bill Wither's "Lean on Me."

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COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Initiative 

1/04/2021 Department of Developmental Services

The Eviction Diversion Initiative (EDI) includes new programming and resources for tenants and landlords to avoid evictions and maintain household stability throughout the COVID-19 emergency.

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Commissioner Ryder's December Message to Families  

12/18/2020 Department of Developmental Services

Commissioner Ryder’s message to families regarding the recent vaccine news and the recent surge of COVID-19 cases.

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