Adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or other intellectual and developmental disabilities served by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will lose services if funding and policies don’t meet the requirements of the re-opening period and thereafter. The campaign #DontCutUsOut is to ensure that our safety net continues.
We are in the midst of transition. We still face uncertainty and stress. But we also have benefitted from flexibility and additional funding from state decision makers over the past two months. In addition to regular communication and health care guidance, our constituency has benefitted in several ways.
Today (April 27), Governor Baker and Secretary Sudders announced major financial support for community residential providers in health and human services. Our community was recognized as well with additional 15% funding for the months of May and June beyond the existing support. We appreciate the administration’s continued responsiveness to our community in the midst of this crisis.