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 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 paths for people with disabilities. Discussing its new program examples and person experiences, attendees will hear how to balance person focus with fiscal responsibilities that providers face today... 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 eligibility standards, instead making Medicaid into a block grant program and reducing it by over $880 Billion over the next 10 years. Medicaid, known as MassHealth in Massachusetts, is the source of... 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 guided the implementation of Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius has firsthand experience with health care legislation. She was in shock last week as she watched events unfold on Capitol Hill. "I just find it... 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 2017 ADDP LEAD Annual Conference, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warned the passage of the Trump/Ryan health care bill has the potential to destroy... more
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