Please join The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council at the Massachusetts State House on March 4 for our 42nd Annual Legislative Reception. Our theme this year is Breaking through Bias: Advancing Opportunities, Raising Expectations. We will be honoring Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Patrick O’Connor.
The Arc is grateful to the Governor for his proposed increases in the House 2 FY 2021 budget. The Department of Developmental Services has increases totaling approximately $50 million. The Arc is especially thankful for the $7.8 million increase in Family Support, as well as the $7.8 million increase in the Autism Omnibus (adult autism) line items.
As you may have heard, the MA House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday January 15 in a 154-0 vote to approve the Abuse Registry Bill known as Nicky’s Law (merged with Dana’s Law), “An act to protect individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from abuse.”