Developmental Services Policies, Guidance, and Reports

Information and guidance from the Bureau of Developmental Services, to ensure related programs comply with applicable federal/state laws, regulations, requirements, and support the BDS mission and strategic planning goals.

Recruitment Retention and Training Program

For Direct Support Workers

For Service Coordinators


Policies and Guidance


BDS Reports

National Core Indicators

Area Agency Redesignation Reports

Prior Authorization Training



Laconia State School Trust Fund

Funds are available only to former residents of Laconia State School (LSS).

Each Area Agency in the State Developments Services system may submit requests on behalf of their clients who were former Laconia State School residents for expenditures on an equitable basis from the Trust Funds.

Former Laconia State School residents not receiving services from an Area Agency may submit requests for expenditures directly to the Department.

Requests may be made only for any of the following purposes: Dental work, $5,000 lifetime cap; Transportation, $200 yearly cap; Clothing, $200/year cap; Home equipment and repair, $1,000/yearly cap; Education, $500 yearly cap; and Adaptive durable medical equipment (including hearing aids), $5,000 lifetime cap.