By the time you read this update, over 22,000 emails or calls will have been made to Governor Baker, Speaker DeLeo, and Senate President Spilka about our safety net of supports for persons including DDS and MassHealth funded services. Our state’s leaders, legislators, and administration officials are facing scores of challenges and our combined voice can help them in the decision-making process.
Across the state, families and agencies are showing their appreciation to our essential staff working at homes and apartments across the Commonwealth. We thank all of staff for being committed to our community. Here are recent demonstrations of our appreciation from across the state. Do you have something you want to share with us in thanks?
It is important to once again give a BIG THANK YOU to Governor Baker’s administration on the release of rate regulations which took place on Friday, February 21. But I felt that the blog I sent out on February 28 could lead to misunderstandings for our readers due to its initial sentences regarding the pay rates of staff.
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.