DDS Collaboration to Improve Consumer Support

Initiative Description

The CT state Assistive Technology Act program has been actively collaborating with the state Department of Developmental Services (DDS) on their Assistive Technology initiatives to serve and support their consumers with intellectual disabilities. This is completely funded by DDS with the AT Act Program Director's input, guidance and Technical Assistance.  

Lessons Learned/Replication

This is an ongoing collaboration with the AT Act Program Director working closely with DDS Assistive Technology point person to review initiatives, brainstorm and plan out how we can better work together for the betterment of DDS consumers and residents of our state. As a result of our collaborations, DDS is implementing several initiatives including the AT and Me program which will provide 200 backpacks of AT equipment and mainstream technology to DDS consumers who will be trained on how to use the equipment and then they will be required to train 2 other individuals, who will also receive backpacks of equipment. 

Year of Implementation




Initiative contact information

Arlene Lugo