Welcome to CT DDS Families First.

We are a grassroots advocacy nonprofit. 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 full and productive lives in their communities.  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.

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