Inclusion - Participation - Relationships

For more than 30 years, Monadnock Developmental Services has specialized in providing individuals with developmental and related disabilities the means to live as independently as possible in their own community.

The mission of MDS is to work toward inclusion, participation and mutual relationships for all people who are at risk of isolation from community.

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Upcoming Events

Wed Apr 24 @ 4:30PM - 09:00PM
MDS Night at Fireworks
Fri Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NH Family Support Conference
Sat Apr 27 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NH Family Support Conference
Sat Apr 27 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NH Family Support Conference
Sun Apr 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NH Family Support Conference
Mon May 06 @12:00PM - 04:00PM
Medicaid Overview for Families
Tue May 07 @ 1:00PM -
Senate Budget Hearing Concord
Wed May 08 @ 7:00PM -
Senate Budget Hearing Manchester
Mon May 13 @12:00PM - 04:00PM
Medicaid Overview for Families
Sat May 18 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Run~Walk~Smile 5K/1-Mile/10K Chapman Challenge

At MDS Birth to Three, we believe that much of who we become is the result of our experiences within the first three years of life. We partner with families to provide early intervention services, informing parent decision-making and utilizing each child’s natural curiosity to create the experiences that enhance growth and development.

Early intervention builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

Key Principles in Our Services

  • Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts.

  • All families, with the necessary supports and resources, can enhance their children’s learning and development.

  • The primary role of a service provider in early intervention is to work with and support family members and caregivers in children’s lives.

  • The early intervention process is individualized to reflect the child’s and family members’ preferences, learning styles and cultural beliefs.

  • Families’ goals must be functional and based on children’s and families’ needs and family-identified priorities.

  • The family's priorities, needs and interests are addressed most appropriately by a primary provider who represents and receives team and community support.

MDS Birth to Three is a program of Monadnock Developmental Services, the area agency that supports people with disabilities. For nearly 30 years, MDS has been working in partnership with families to help children learn and develop.

Contact Information:
103 Roxbury Street, Suite 102, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-0165    Fax: (603) 352-2656