Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions
Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST) offers resources to students and adults with a wide variety of disabilities, as well as their families. We educate employers within the community as to the most untapped, diversified, and highly marketable individuals in our state—the qualified individual with disabilities. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Partners in Health
Partners in Health (PIH) is a community-based family support program designed to address the needs of children with chronic health conditions and their families. The PIH coordinator works with schools, medical providers, social services and other community organizations to create a setting that will enhance a family's quality of life.

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.

MDS Birth to Three
MDS Birth to Three provides family-centered early intervention to children (aged birth to three years) and families in the Monadnock region. Because much of who we become is the result of our experiences within the first three years of life, early intervention through ESS utilizes each child's natural curiosity to create the experiences  that enhance growth and development.

The Adult Individual Services Option at Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS-ISO) helps adults with disabilities to access supports and services based on an individual's life plan. Our goal is to create rich learning environments for both staff and individuals receiving services by building on the relationship between learning and self-determination.

Provider Agencies
MDS works with nearly two dozen vendor agencies to provide supports and services for children and adults with developmental and related disabilities.


MDS Mission Statement
Because we believe…

  • everyone, from children to the elderly, has the right to experience a safe, supportive family life, in all its many facets;

  • respecting each person’s and each family’s values is the foundation for building and strengthening people’s lives;

  • power, authority and responsibility lie with each person for how they will live their life.

The mission of MDS is…
to work toward inclusion, participation and mutual relationships for all people who are at risk of isolation from community. We will promote self-determination and quality of life, develop an environment which encourages creativity, innovation and individuality, and ensure quality of supports.