500 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-727-5608 (voice) 617-727–9842 (TTY)
Information Specialist: Area Offices
Hours: No information
Additional Locations: 28 area offices across Massachusetts
Massachusetts has a comprehensive system of specialized services and supports to give individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunities to live the way they choose. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the state agency that manages and oversees this service system.
Every day, DDS provides these specialized services and supports to approximately 32,000 adults with intellectual disabilities and children with developmental disabilities. The types of specialized services and supports include day supports, employment supports, residential supports, family supports, respite, and transportation. DDS provides these services through facilities and community-based state operated programs and by contracting with 235 private provider agencies.
Intellectual and developmental disabilities