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Transition Planning - DDS Supports
Carol Riccardi-Gahan
Friday, January 10, 2020

Please Join Us!
Supporting Individuals and Families During Transition Planning

Guest Speaker Victor Hernandez,
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, (DDS)
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Where: Ripley Administration Building,
120 Meriam Road, Concord MA


Please RSVP to Sue Campbell scampbell@casecollaborative.org by February 6, 2020


Victor will review the transition process and key transition milestones individuals and families need to be aware of. A review of DDS supports that are available to help youth and families develop a vision including how to access them. The audience will understand the DDS
traditional & non-traditional service options for both transition age youth and adults. Presentation will also explore the DDS resources that can help youth and families plan for the future.
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Directions to the Ripley Administration Building can be found on our website
www.casecollaborative.org

Parking is available in the rear or side lot.
The doors will be unlocked at 6:30 p.m.


Victor currently holds the position of Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the
Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the largest state agency in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Responsibilities include:
- DDS Statewide coordinator for MA Ch 688, the state law governing the transition
services for those leaving special education
- Commissioner’s liaison for special projects with the DDS 4 regions and 23 area offices.
Victor holds a Master’s Degree in Administrative Education from Harvard
University and has also served as the DDS Assistant Area Director for the
Merrimack Valley Area Office
(Lawrence/Haverhill/Newburyport). He also had administrative roles in schools and agencies for multi-handicapped individuals in California and Massachusetts.
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“ Nurturing and inspiring every child to learn and grow”
We Hope To See You There!