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click here to view>>Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability Resource Guide 2014 <<click here to view

This resource guide was created to assist people living with disabilities, and those who care for
them, in accessing tools supporting a broad spectrum of developmentally appropriate tasks that
can reduce health risks through the promotion of healthy relationships and sexuality. Youth and
adults with a wide range of intellectual, developmental and physical abilities and disabilities
can benefit from the resource listings, which include books, CD/DVDs, curricula and trainings,
websites, helplines and support groups.

>>>> Did you know that there are several certified sexuality trainers available throughout the Commonwealth to educate families and individuals about safe sexual practices? SAFE - Sexuality Advocates For Education is designed to teach adolescents and adults with varying abilities to understand the difficult concepts of social skills and relationship building, a sex education component included. Learning opportunities are available via by contacting: safe.educators@yahoo.com or by telephoning 508-446-5112 or 508-505-6188


Click here for a list of upcoming Webinars on topics of interest including, Psychotropic Medications and side effects, Best Practices for Supporting People in the ER, etc. 

All DDS employees are mandated reporters of abuse or suspected abuse involving physical, mental, verbal, emotional, financial, or neglect  - this can be done through the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) whose job is: To protect adults with disabilities from the abusive acts or omissions of their caregivers through investigation oversight, public awareness and prevention. The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) operates a 24-hour Hotline to which citizens of the Commonwealth can report incidents of suspected abuse involving adults with disabilities by dialing 1-800-426-9009 or 1-888-822-0350 TTY.  Clicking here will take you directly to the DPPC Website:  http://www.mass.gov/dppc/


Thank you to Northeastern Residential Services for sharing their "Nutritional Resource Guide" developed for people receiving services from the Department!

Click here to access the nutritional guide part 1

Click here to access the nutritional guide part 1

Click here to access the nutritional guide part 2

Click here to access the nutritional guide part 2


Additional Resources

Getting to know me - a worksheet developed by NRS (Click here to access)