WHAT STATE SERVICES DOES MY CHILD QUALIFY FOR?
An Introduction to the Department of Developmental Services
(DDS) and the Department of Rehabilitation Services
Wednesday, September 27th, 7:15 PM, DHS, Room A 206
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darien SEPAC, DHSPA and Darien Public Schools are pleased to sponsor a presentation of the services available for students with disabilities in Connecticut.
Brian Smith, DDS Assistant Regional Director, will provide an overview of DDS programs and services that may be available to your child now, and as they transition to adult life. He will review state and federal benefit programs, Connecticut’s Autism Waiver programs and guardianship.
Leah Pavone from the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) will discuss their services, including the Level Up program for the 16 -21 year old population.
DORS Level Up provides students with the tools, training and resources to work competitively and forge a path to independence. Through this program, students who have an IEP, or 504 plan, can receive vocational services which may be made available in the school setting, outside of school hours or in the summer months.
Links to eligibility criteria are available below.