Disability Thrive Initiative

DDS is Accepting Applications for Grant Funds! Deadline is October 25, 2022

The Department of Developmental Services (Department) is now accepting applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) and regional centers for grant funds available in FY 2022-23 to assist in reducing disparities and shifting the developmental services system to attaining improved outcomes for diverse communities! Visit the link to register for tomorrow’s conference Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm: https://bit.ly/DDSBidderConference

Visit the links for the following:

Grant Guidelines for Applicants: https://bit.ly/DDSgrantguidelines

Application Submission: https://bit.ly/DDSGrantVantage

DDS Provider Survey Request by June 30, 2022

DDS is collecting data from providers about what’s impacting the Direct Service Professional (DSP) workforce. Survey links will be emailed in May 2022, make sure you complete yours by June 30th! For more information please visit:


2022 Equity & Disparity Presentations




Wellness & Safety Bulletin: Crime Prevention

Learn what steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of a crime, and what to do if victimized. Information is available on the DDS website in the Wellness Toolkits section: DDS Wellness Toolkit.

For Self-Advocates and Families:

For Vendors and Direct Service Providers:

COVID-19 At-Home Tests Available for Free!

COVID-19 at-home tests are now available for free on USPS.com!
To order, visit the following link:

Flu Season 2021/2022

2021 December Influenza Vaccine

Omicron Variant-What We Know

2021 December Omicron Fact Sheet