posted on October 05, 2012 09:05
The Governor's Cabinet begins working on the budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year in the fall, only a few months after the start of the present one! The Arc and ADDP have begun discussions around a range of priorities including Family Support, Residential Chapter 257, Salaries, Employment, DESE-DDS, Autism Services, Day Habilitation and Turning 22! It's not a small list - but then again the constituents reflect different needs and ages.
We look forward to working with Mass. Families Organizing for Change and Mass. Advocates Standing Strong and others as we have in the past. But we need to start compiling stories both for the public at large and policy makers. Without your voice we cannot expect to succeed. View this story about one family that was unable to receive residential supports and who are trying to build a life for their son that can continue when they are gone.