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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. 

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee released its FY'20 budget. Overall, its recommendation is good news for developmental disability service providers, as well as the individuals and families served in the community. As compared to Governor Baker's FY'20 budget recommendation, the House Ways and Means Committee increased spending for the line items we care about by $11.3 million. The House... more
On March 20, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Statewide Advisory Council (SAC) hosted a celebration at the Massachusetts State House, which honored several individuals and teams working for providers of intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) services, including many ADDP members. The celebration, entitled Highlighting DDS’ “Aging with IDD Initiatives,”... more
BOSTON– Members of the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers joined state lawmakers, service providers, family members and advocates to discuss their legislative priorities for the year ahead at the Association’s annual Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, January 23. "We come here each year to celebrate our collective mission of supporting Massachusetts' most vulnerable individuals... more
The ADDP 2019 LEAD! Conference provides space for professionals and advocates in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) community, as well as autism and brain injury field, to hear the latest ideas, trends, practices, and policies impacting services; engage in discussions to generate new solutions; and network. more
Do you have a staff member or team of staffers who have taken their creative ideas and turned them into positive, significant change? Have these positive, significant changes impacted someone with intellectual/developmental disabilities, brain injury or autism? Your organization? What about the community-at-large? If so, we want to hear from you! "Innovation & Creativity" is the theme of ADDP... more
The Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) invites you to market your business to hundreds of human service agencies at the 2019 ADDP LEAD! Conference & EXPO. Participating in the conference will allow your business to: Reach an expected target audience of 900 – 1,000 attendees Increase awareness of your products and services Gain access to decision makers in the field... more
Mark your calendars! The ADDP LEAD! Conference & Expo will be held on May 9, 2019 at the DCU Center in Worcester! This year's theme is around "Innovation & Creativity." The 2019 LEAD! Conference keynote speakers are Ricardo and Donna Thornton, a married couple living with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Thorntons will share their story about how they met while in an... more
ADDP is pleased to announce that Senator Joan Lovely (D-Second Essex) and Representative Paul Brodeur (D-32nd Middlesex) have been respectively selected as the Senator and Representative of the Year by the statewide Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers. more

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