Leo’s Letter: Why Should You Attend State Budget Hearings?

Over a four week period, the Joint Committee on Ways and Means will hold its budget hearings. The last one is the public hearing in the State House (Gardner Auditorium) on Friday, April 2. This past Monday, we got to hear Health and Human Services (HHS) Part 1 in Needham chaired by Representative Denise Garlick (House Ways and Means vice-chair) and Senator Mike Rush. Continue reading

Widening the Circle: Workshop Held on Promoting Friendships between People with and without Disabilities

On Friday, March 8, Phoebe Goodman and Jim Ross gave a workshop entitled Widening the Circle: Pathways to Friendship at the Lexington Community Center. Twenty-one residential providers, SUPPORTbrokers, representatives from DDS, and Lexington residents attended the workshop, for which the basic premise was that people with friends are happier, healthier, and safer. Continue reading

Leading by Example – Braeden Yee

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of the four champions we will be honoring at our Leading by Example gala on March 27. We will be recognizing several special people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are making a difference: teaching the next generation of doctors; advocating at the State House for much-needed services and funding; and educating the community. You can follow along with these stories right here. Continue reading

Leading by Example – Angelina White

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of the four champions we will be honoring at our Leading by Example gala on March 27. We will be recognizing several special people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are making a difference: teaching the next generation of doctors; advocating at the State House for much-needed services and funding; and educating the community. You can follow along with these stories right here. Continue reading

Leo Sarkissian Discusses Operation House Call and 2019 Gala On WBZ 4 Your Community

On Saturday, February 23, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian stopped by WBZ for an interview with Anaridis Rodriguez as part of their ongoing 4 Your Community series. During the sit down interview, Leo discusses the latest happenings in our unique Operation House Call program, and offered a sneak preview of the upcoming Leading by Example Gala, which will be held on March 27 at the Boston Marriott Newton.