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. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.....APRIL 18, 2017......... CONTACT: Jon Tapper 617-676-3000 Workers and Business Cited for Outstanding Work With People with Developmental Disabilities The Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) announced today their 2017 LEAD! Conference award winners. These awards are given to individuals and a business that... 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 Ways and Means.  The budget, prepared by House Ways and Means Chair Brian Dempsey and his Committee Members and Staff, concurs with the Governor's House One Budget on key line items including: more
Call For Nominations Interior Resources, a Gold Level Business Member of ADDP, is pleased to be offering their 6th annual IRCares Scholarship Grant to recognize the hard work and dedication of direct care workers and support level staff at nonprofit organizations.  Nominate someone you believe is worthy of recognition, reflection and reward for their contribution. more
Lunch at the Conference Conference attendees will receive regular lunch unless a dietary restriction is noted during registration: Regular Panko herb crusted chicken breast with Vidalia onion gruyere cheese sauces, seasonal vegetable medley, and duchess potatoes. If you do not list any dietary restrictions on your registration, then you will receive this option. Vegetarian Ratatouille tarte. All... more
Candy O’Terry There are only a few women in Boston whose voices are as recognizable as Candy O's.  The 2015 Massachusetts Broadcaster of the Year spent 25 years on Magic 106.7 where she connected with listeners in an authentic, memorable way. Candy is also an accomplished recording artist whose CD Dream Come True includes three singles heard around the world. She’s also no stranger to TV and film... more
House to Vote On Thursday For people with disabilities, elders and poor people, the Trump/Ryan/GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has the potential to deeply cut and severely diminish the very foundation of their ability to live and work in communities, not be in nursing homes or be able to have minimum health care in their lives. As the Trump/Ryan/GOP coalition tries to sell its ACA... more
Speaking out Makes a Difference! Speaking to over 250 members and guests of the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, including family members, provider agency directors, self advocates, legislators and friends, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren called upon disability advocates to work hard every day to tell Members of Congress and the Trump Administration, why Medicaid is so critical... more
The Congressional Budget Office just released its much-awaited report analyzing the possible effects of the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. The verdict is a doozy. Twenty-four million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2026, according to the CBO, with 14 million of them losing coverage in 2018. While, yes, the report also says the GOP's... more
Former US HHS Secretary to Keynote ADDP May 4th Conference Appearing on Meet the Press, former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke skeptically about the likelihood that the proposed GOP replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be able to meet its stated goal of bringing down health care costs, maintaining access and improving on health care benefits... more
Advocates Ask Legislature to Restore $2 million 9C Cut The proposed Mass Health cut to the Adult Foster Care program, one of the least expensive and most cost effective programs in the Commonwealth, is scheduled to suffer a disruptive funding cut next month unless the Legislature reverses the cut in the pending FY 17 Supplemental Budget Bill or Mass Health reverses its decision. The proposed cut... more