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  Contemporary Practices in DD Agency Leadership and Management Certificate The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMass Boston in collaboration with ADDP, will be starting its... more
Calling all Artists!  ADDP is holding a contest which will determine the cover artwork of the 2018 ADDP Legislative Calendar. All individuals within ADDP member organizations are eligible to enter.... more
Unsteady Revenue Produces More Cautious Budget The FY 18 Budget Conference Committee Report, posted this morning contains some areas of trimming for most program areas across the state as legislators... more
Speaking on Monday, June 12, 2017, to over 100 ADDP members, Rep. Joe Kennedy, III, called upon advocates to enlist their friends in other states to find one more Republican Senator to oppose the... more
This training will provide an overview of the CHW role, certification and training programs as they relate to the new Adult Foster Care (AFC) regulations permitting the use of CHWs as regular team... more
ADDP ACO-MCO Training Learn what to expect from an ACO operating since 2013 Wednesday, July 12.......Assumption College, Worcester Learn about a Minnesota-based ACO, Altair, that focuses on new care... more
The 52 year old Medicaid program will end if the Trump/Ryan American Health Care Act (AHCA) passes the Senate, intact with a mostly unknown and not understood provision that seeks to end Medicaid... more
TO SAVE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE, MEDICAID & DISABILITY SERVICES SUPPORTERS MUST MAKE VOICES HEARD The Boston Globe By Adrian Walker Globe Columnist May 08, 2017 As the Cabinet secretary who... more
Former HHS Secretary Warns Trump/Ryan Bill Cuts $890 Billion from Medicaid; ending 50 years of  health care and community supports for disabled, elderly and poor Speaking to an overflow crowd at the... more
House Ways & Means Protects Disability Priorities DDS House One Budget Priorities Retained & AFC Rate Protected Disability Advocates are thrilled with the release of the FY 18 Budget by House... more

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