DDS has proposed amendments to its regulations to broaden DDS eligibility to include individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Prader-Willi, and Smith-Magenis syndrome(s) who have a severe chronic disability that results in substantial functional limitations, as required by the Autism Omnibus Act signed by the Governor this summer. The proposed amendments set forth the standards and procedures to be used by DDS to determine eligibility and further define the array of services developed for individuals with developmental disabilities.
PUBLIC HEARINGS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED:
1) Wednesday, February 4, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at:
John W. McCormack Bldg
21st Floor, Conference Room 1
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
2) Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at:
Northborough Free Library
Library Meeting Room
34 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Written comments may be submitted until March 5, 2015 —by mail to the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Developmental Services, 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, by facsimile to (617) 624-7573, or by electronic mail to: DDS.Regs.firstname.lastname@example.org until 5:00 p.m. March 5, 2015.