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Operations, Support, and Services

The Developmental Disability Services Division (DDSD) provides a variety of administrative, operations and programmatic functions that support the developmental disabilities (DD) services system.

Eligibility for Services

Act 264 - State Interagency Team (SIT)

In the passing of Act 264:  A Law on Behalf of Children and Adolescents Experiencing Severe Emotional Disturbance and Their Families, a State Interagency Team (SIT) was created to function as a backup to the Local Interagency Teams. The core of the group consists of the Agency of Human Services’ Department of Mental Health and the Department for Children and Families; the Department of Education; and a parent of a child or adolescent experiencing a severe emotional disturbance.

The Bridge Program and Family Managed Respite (FMR)

The Bridge Program: Care Coordination for Children with Developmental Disabilities
The Bridge Program provides support to families of children and young adults under age 22 who have developmental disabilities to access and coordinate needed medical, educational, social or other services.

To apply for services, please contact the Designated Agency in your area.

Developmental Disabilities Children's Services

The Developmental Disabilities Children's Services Specialist is responsible for the Department's programs that serve children and families by providing information and technical assistance regarding eligibility for these programs.   The Developmental Disabilities Children's Services Specialist:


The Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) plans, coordinates, administers, monitors and evaluates state and federally funded services for people with developmental disabilities and their families within Vermont.  The following services are funded by the Division and are allocated or provided by the Designated Agencies and Specialized Services Agencies.

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