I'm not talking about signing up with a dentist here...this blog post is about the Department of Developmental Services . The DDS is fully funded by Social Security and is meant to create partnerships and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to " participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members." The way I understand it is that DDS is more to help adults with disabilities to engage and function and contribute to the community. So why are we signing up little 3-year-old Evie? I'm still figuring that out. I hear that getting into DDS now can help to make the transition easier as she becomes an adult. The questionnaire to apply was already quite length for Birth-5 years old, so I imagine that it's even harder answering the questions for a teenager. We can also be connected with the local ARC to have more resources for Evie. When Evie is older and transitioning to more indepen
While sharing our journey with Down Syndrome, we want to help other parents with our experiences, as well as spread awareness about what it means to have Down Syndrome (spoiler: it means great things!).