Advocacy Alliance News
In the United States, over 71% of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live with their families. Within that set of approximately 3.5 million individuals, 24% live with caregivers aged 60 or older (Braddock et al., 2015; Fujiura, 2012; Larsen et al., 2001).
Nearly 70 families and agency staff attended the Older Caregiver Forum held at the DDS Southeast Regional Office. Caregivers expressed their concerns and worries for their loved ones’ futures.
The Becker Center for Advocacy at The Arc of Massachusetts is thrilled to welcome our new Advocacy Alliance Coordinator, Kathleen Amaral.