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The Arc of Opportunity

General Info

Program Name
DDS/DESE Direct Support Services
Agency Office
564 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone
978-343-6662
Program Type
Supportprogram types definition
Business Filing Type
Corporation
Organizational Type
Non-Profit
Contact
Vanessa Adams
Services
Case Management, Family Support, Relationship/Friendship Support
Populations Served
Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disabilities
Eligibility Requirements
DDS eligibility

Narrative

The DESE/DDS program is administered by the Department of Developmental Services with funding from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The DESE/DDS program is designed to provide supplemental supports to children and young adults determined to need services. Services are designed to support children under 18 and their families with extensive care needs due to a significant disabling condition in their home. DESE/DDS participant children/families are prioritized and designated by DDS to participate in the program. The DESE program offers flexibility in the delivery of services, a mechanism to pay for and deliver cost effective family support services and the provisions necessary to enable a child to remain in their home and community.

Licensure

Client Information

Staff to Client Ratios
3 clients to every 1 staff person
Age Range of Clients
5 years to 22 years

Towns Served

ASHBURNHAM, ASHBY, ATHOL, AYER, BARRE, BERLIN, BOLTON, CLINTON, FITCHBURG, GARDNER, GROTON, HOLDEN, HUBBARDSTON, LANCASTER, LEOMINSTER, LUNENBURG, MARLBOROUGH, NEW BRAINTREE, NEW SALEM, NORTHBOROUGH, OAKHAM, ORANGE, PETERSHAM, PHILLIPSTON, PRINCETON, ROYALSTON, RUTLAND, SHIRLEY, STERLING, TEMPLETON, TOWNSEND, WEST BOYLSTON, WESTMINSTER, WINCHENDON, WORCESTER

Record last updated on 22/04/2021

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