Do you know someone who might need support? Do you have questions about eligibility? Are you curious about the entry process, waiting list, or your own status? Contact MDS Intake Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 603-352-1304 for prompt information and a clear explanation of our services and the developmental disabilities system.

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is a comprehensive approach to employment training and career advancement for individuals with developmental disabilities. The program provides real world skills training through a series of internships, all designed to teach marketable skills that will transfer to a variety of employment settings. In the Monadnock region, the program takes place at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock-Keene. Click here to find out more about Project SEARCH.


Respite is designed to provide short-term care for a family member with a developmental disability or chronic health condition. The program is a resource for making matches between families and providers. Respite services can be accessed through a referral from your Service Coordinator. Limited Respite funds are available to families who qualify.

For more information about the Respite program, contact Respite Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-352-1304. To make a request for Respite services, contact your Services Coordinator at the same number.


Nursing supports are available to those individuals receiving residential supports through MDS. Nursing trains Direct Support Professionals to administer medications safely and in compliance with state regulations. The MDS calendar includes a schedule of Medication Trainings (First Time and Recertification).  Several Nurse Training modules are available as pdfs on the Employees section.

MDS Transportation

Because of the serious shortage of transportation in our region, MDS has developed a transportation system that serves more than 100 people every day (M-F), on a very tightly managed schedule. MDS Transportation operates daily (M-F) with five demand response routes, using five vans (three mini-vans, two wheelchair vans).

Drivers transport supported individuals to and from their day programs, places of employment, and to other appointments. For the most part, the drivers for each route remain the same each day so that our clients can have a friendly and familiar travel experience.

These MDS vehicles are also made available for those individuals requiring transportation after regular business hours and/or on weekends. All driving is by MDS employees. For more information on MDS Transportation, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 603-352-1304.