South Coastal Area Office

Contact Information

Agency:Department of Developmental Services
Agency Office:220R Forbes Rd.
Braintree, MA02184
Phone # 1:781 356-8850
Phone # 2:781 356-8858 - Fax
Phone # 3:781 356-8859 - TTY
Contact:Karyn Dion - Director
Email Address:
Website Address:


Provides a wide range of services including residential programs, vocational training, specialized training, enabling independent living in the community. Must be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Not an authorized vendor/dealer. Most individuals and families have contact with DDS through their local DDS Area Office. These 23 offices are located throughout Massachusetts. To find your local DDS area office copy and paste this link :

Program Type

  • Case Management
  • Communication
  • Community Based Residential Services
  • Day/Work Activity
  • Family Support
  • Information/Referral
  • Respite
  • Transitional/Supported Employment
  • Vocational

Service Types

    • Pre-Vocational Skills Training
    • Supported Employment
    • Vocational Counseling
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Group Residences
    • Consumer Assistance
    • Respite-At Home

Populations Served

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Areas Served

Local Area
  • Braintree
  • Cohasset
  • Hingham
  • Hull
  • Milton
  • Norwell
  • Quincy
  • Randolph
  • Scituate
  • Weymouth

Additional Information

State Agency





3 to 99

Age Groups Served

  • Pre-School
  • Lower Elementary
  • Upper Elementary
  • Junior High School
  • High School
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Elder

Program's minimum age for Elder Services



Referrals From

  • DDS
  • DSS
  • LEA
  • MCB
  • MCD
  • MRC


  • MassHealth

Waiting List


Resource last updated on: 2/24/2015

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