Family Support Center

The Family Support Center works with service providers, community resources and other agencies to promote and provide support for families with children and adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities.   In addition, it connects families with resources, consultation, and the education they need to be their family member's best advocate.  We host a vast number of activities at our Family Support Center in Weymouth including; workshops and training, recreation and community outings, family events, life skills groups, lending libraries with assistive technology, training, and drop-in/ vacation camp respite.

We also provide information and referrals which include housing workshops and DDS application assistance.

Group of photos includes kids at lego land, baseball practice and friends together

Our Family Support Center Offers:

Lending Library:

We have a library of books, DVD's, assistive technology devices and software covering a wide variety of topics, including how to deal with difficult behaviors, sensory integration, parent and sibling issues, social skills, etc.

Flexible Funding:

This service enables families to tailor services and supports to their unique needs, such as the purchase of adaptive equipment, recreational activities, membership fees, specialized nutrition, vehicle modifications, etc. within the DDS Family Support guidelines.

Respite:

Provides temporary relief to families/ caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities and may provide skill training to the individual. Respite services may be either in-home or out-of-home.

Vacation Camps During School Vacations

Parent/Caregiver Workshops:

We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year.

Recreational and Therapeutic Groups:

Recreational and therapeutic groups and activities are run at different times during the year. Examples of things we have offered include Vacation Camps, Cooking Classes, Exercise Classes, art classes for kids and adults and dances.