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  • Multi-Agency Spring Resource Fair Set For April 29

    The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) West Region, Newtown Public Schools, and the Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) are partnering together to sponsor a Spring Resource Fair on Tuesday, April 29.

    The event will be held at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, from 4:30 until 6:30 pm. Individuals and families will have an opportunity to meet and gather information about disability-related supports and services from community vendors and state agencies.

  • For CT Adults With Developmental Disabilities, Housing Help Unlikely Until Parents Die

    Scott Langner was so excited when he learned he could one day move into an apartment with friends that he soon began talking about the invitations he’d use for his housewarming party.

    He’d seen his older brother and sister go off to college and then their own apartments, and his parents hoped that Scott, who has developmental disabilities, autism and a seizure disorder, would eventually be able to move into a home with his friends, with supports funded by the state Department of Developmental Services.