DESE Program for Youth with Special Needs

Department of Early and Secondary Education/Department of Developmental Services

The DESE/DDS Program is designed to provide in-home and community based therapeutic supports to students ages 6 to 22, who demonstrate a need for services to prevent a more restrictive out-of-home residential placement. This Program also offers an increased level of support services to families whose student returns from a residential school placement and requires assistance to remain at home. The DESE/DDS Program is administered by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) with funding from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

For more information, please contact:

Carol Gillis, MS ABA, BCBA, LABA
Director of Autism Services
781-761-5089
cgillis@edinburgcenter.org