Facts

Top ADDP Corporate Sponsor: Mutual of America
Top ADDP Corporate Sponsors: Mutual of America
20% of eligible citizens in MA receive brain injury services
There are currently 4,318 individuals who have suffered a TBI and are eligible for SHIP services through MRC. Today, only 894 receive services.
20,000 Families in MA care for a family member with I/DD at home
Across the state, more than 20,000 Massachusetts citizens are caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability.
4/6 State Institutions in MA have been closed since 2008
In December 2008, Governor Deval Patrick accepted a recommendation from EOHHS Secretary JudyAnn Bigby and DDS Commissioner Elin Howe to reduce the state's operation from six to two institutions, noting that the system, which once housed over 10,000 people with developmental disabilities had dwindled to serving less than 900 people, while the community system had grown to serving more than 30,000 people in both the private provider system and state operated programs. The Patrick administration was successful in closing the Monson, Glavin, Templeton, and Fernald Developmental Centers.
1 in 3 only 1/3 eligible adults with I/DD are employed
Only 1/3 of eligible adults with intellectual disabilities are employed.
1 in 68 Children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder
About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
60% of individuals served by DDS are cared for by family members
Across the state, more than 20,000 Massachusetts citizens are caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability. While these families represent 60% of the individuals served by DDS, family support funding for caregivers is only 3.5% of the DDS budget.