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June 23, 2024

Act Now: Healthcare Equity Is Long Overdue for the Autism/IDD Community! Let’s Raise The Alarm and Demand H172 Hospital Training Finally Get Passed!

Massachusetts is home to exceptional medical care, but it is not accessible equitably for people with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Join us in advocating to create a…
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June 21, 2024

The Arc of Massachusetts Supports Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights (DAAHR) Forum on MassHealth Plan to Set Up Independent Assessment Entity (IAE) for Long-Term Services and Supports

On Monday, June 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights (DAAHR), a coalition organized by BCIL and the Disability Policy Consortium, will hold a virtual forum on…
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June 20, 2024

Leo’s Letter: Before the 193rd Legislative Session Ends, These Two Bills Need Your Support

As the 193rd legislative session winds down, there are two bills we hope to advance before the session ends. House Bill 4393, “An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related…

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