On Thursday, February 13, over 150 advocates including self-advocates, family members, direct support professionals, and more braved the rain and snow to join The Arc of Massachusetts and the Supporting Families Coalition for our annual Supporting Families Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House.
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.