Advocacy Alliance News

Advocacy Alliance News

Keep checking back for the latest updates on what The Becker Center’s Advocacy Alliance has been up to!
Contacts: Kerry Mahoney, Kathleen Amaral, Herb Cabral

Supporting The Direct Support Workforce: The Garcia Family

Brayden Garcia is five years old and lives in Dartmouth with his mom and dad, Navisha and Benjamin, as well as his two siblings. Born with Down syndrome, Pulmonary Hypertension, and chronic lung and heart disease, Brayden relies on a trach, g-tube and is vent dependent. Continue reading

Posted in , , , , | Posted on August 30, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Supporting The Direct Support Workforce: The Bostic Family

Families like the Bostics in Methuen, Massachusetts are struggling to find qualified and reliable direct support workers. James Bostic is 19 years old and lives with his mother, Beth, a single parent. James has a main diagnosis of Kernicterus, which is a brain injury caused by severe jaundice. He struggles with motor control and is not able to walk or talk. Continue reading

Posted in , , , , | Posted on August 29, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

The Arc Of Massachusetts Announces Collection Of Labor Day Workforce Stories, “Supporting The Direct Support Workforce”

While for many Labor Day weekend can be the last opportunity for a summer getaway, we must not forget that Labor Day is a national tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Continue reading

Posted in , , , | Posted on August 28, 2019 | Leave a comment Continue reading

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