In this week’s video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian highlights two recent pieces by the Boston Globe that discuss the experiences of individuals and families currently going unserved or underserved due to the direct support workforce shortage crisis.
He then outlines some of the steps we need to take, through budget and policy measures, to ensure that people with IDD and autism are receiving the services and supports they need.
- “Thousands of Mass. children diagnosed with autism are becoming adults. Many families find the state unprepared to help” by Liz Kowalczyk, Boston Globe
- “State investment this year helped, but didn’t solve, long waiting lists at programs for people with complex disabilities” by Jason Laughlin, Boston Globe