The Arc of Massachusetts has launched a video project to publicize the extreme needs (and in many cases, unmet needs) of people with disabilities and their families in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The videos below are just a sampling of the thousands of stories statewide of people who have lost or are risk of losing essential services. Use the arrows to choose among stories, or visit The Arc of Massachusetts’ YouTube page here.
These needs within the Department of Developmental Services include:
§ 3,000 people awaiting family supports
§ 600 awaiting residential services
§ 700 students annually turning 22 students and in need of transition services
§ 360 individuals awaiting Day/Employment services
§ Thousands of under-paid workers