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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. 

ANALYSIS: GOV'S BUDGET Good News:  Programs Enhanced & No Service Reductions This week's House One budget recommended by Governor Charlie Baker has been positively received by members of the intellectual and developmental disabilities community.  For the last ten years, House One budget recommendations have generally contained both good and not so good news for the I/DD community.  This year'... more
Rosenberg Pledges Heartfelt Support to Protect Rights  Addressing the over 200 attendees at the Tuesday ADDP Legislative Luncheon, Senate President Stan Rosenberg spoke eloquently about the intention of Commonwealth leaders to work together to protect the rights of  all Commonwealth citizens during a period of uncertainty highlighted by the fallout from the November election. In praising ADDP... more
Kathleen Sebelius Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services The leading voice on healthcare in America. Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s leading voices on health policy, health care reform, and human service delivery. From April 2009 through June 2014, she served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she... more
Don't miss an opportunity to be recognized by hundreds of organizations, businesses, industry leaders, and decision makers! Participating will increase awareness of your products and services to over 850 attendees and express your organization's commitment to the human services community.  Exhibit  We have limited space available in 2017 so register early to reserve your preferred location.  ... more
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