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When decisions are being discussed in the state and federal governments that affect the disability community, it’s vital to be informed and prepared. Regular meetings and collaboration with decision-makers at DDS, MRC, MassHealth and other administration officials, help ADDP and our members become heavily informed and influential on the issues affecting our community. Through our consistent communication with our members, issue-driven committees, professional development workshops, and work with expert consultants, ADDP is THE SOURCE for receiving news, information, and education on timely issues. 

ADDP's FY 18 Budget Request to Governor Baker Here are the budget recommendations ADDP is asking the Governor Charlie Baker to include in his FY 18 Budget Recommendation to be released by January 25, 2017. ADDP FY 18 Ask more
    ADDP INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS LEAD! CONFERENCE & EXPO on May 4, 2017 The conference theme this year is Inclusive Communities. It is intended to represent acceptance of diversity across all populations and full, meaningful integration of everyone into their communities. Please use the information below for award nomination critera and instructions to submit a nomination.  Each... more
    ADDP INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS LEAD! CONFERENCE & EXPO ON MAY 4, 2017 The conference theme this year is Inclusive Communities. It is intended to represent acceptance of diversity across all populations and full, meaningful integration of everyone into their communities. The conference will provide a space for professionals and advocates in the intellectual and developmental... more
As 2016 ends, ADDP wishes to thank: People with disabilities, who participate in our programs and trust their future with our members. Family members who trust us to support their loved ones. Direct Support Professionals, who work every day to bring community living to life.  Many who give so much of themselves and take pride in the achievements of the people they each support. Partner... more
Baker Considers Employment Focus Ask Governor Baker to Include Disability Employment in his Focus on Employment Take action In recent public speeches by high ranking members of Governor Charlie Baker's leadership team, there have reports indicating the Governor intends to make Employment and Workforce Development a key initiative in his FY 2018 House One Budget Recommendation and in his message... more
How Fast Will Change Come? Suffice it to say, change is on the horizon in many areas impacting people with disability and the community that provides them with supports and assistance.  For some in our midst, there is a nagging worry that the current infrastructure is coming apart and that years of well developed systems might be tossed out in response to new leaders convinced that new approaches... more
ADDP LEGISLATORS OF THE YEAR: SENATOR JENNIFER FLANAGAN & REP. JEFF ROY   ADDP is pleased to announce that Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Representative Jeff Roy have been respectively selected as the Senator and Representative of the Year by the statewide Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers. Both legislators are being honored for their consistent support for community... more
ACTIVISTS LOOK TO TURN TIDE ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FUNDING   By Katie Lannan  STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 22, 2016...Two months before Gov. Charlie Baker files his fiscal 2018 budget proposal, advocates for people with developmental disabilities made an early ask on Tuesday, calling on Baker to increase funding for day services and work programs for adults.  As... more
ACA - COMMON CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS On December 19th, ADDP Gold Level Business Member, Brown & Brown of MA will offer ADDP members a free presentation that will focus on the unique impact healthcare reform has had on social services providers. more
The fine art of Edward Bloom is coming to a wall near you. The 56-year-old from Maynard will soon be featured on the cover of the 2017 Legislative Calendar for the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers thanks to his victory in the organization’s annual Calendar Contest. Bloom, who attends NuPath’s New Boston Street program in Woburn, MA beat out a talented field of men and women... more