Welcome to CT DDS Families First.
We are a grassroots advocacy nonprofit organization. We are families with loved ones who have an intellectual or developmental disability and are clients of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
The mission of CT DDS Families First is to secure all opportunities and supports for Connecticut citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) so that they may live and work in the settings of their choosing. We work through legislation to improve the DDS so it appropriately serves the needs of all of its clients. Our goal is to educate the legislature and the public about the challenges facing families of persons with I/DD so that they understand the need to prioritize this population within the state’s budget process.