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The University of Massachusetts (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to offer a letter of specialization in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services (DDHS). The DDHS specialization offers undergraduates across disciplines the opportunity to obtain the skills needed for careers in the disability and broader human services field. A combination of coursework and internship experience prepares students to work with and support individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings, bringing a broad range of knowledge and skills to human service work and educational settings. The DDHS program also organizes volunteer opportunities, field trips, invited speakers, and career panels among other activities.

DDHS celebrated 20 years! Click here to learn more about the celebration.


Ashley Woodman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
135 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Office: Tobin Hall 409
E-mail: awoodman@psych.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-0292

FALL 2022

Ashley Woodman is on professional development leave this semester. Please contact Catherine McEachern (ddhs@umass.edu) for advising. Her office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 12:15-2:15 in Bartlett 7B. You can also book an advising appointment.