This Thanksgiving, Give Thanks To Governor Baker For The Excellent FY20 Budget

Earlier this year, Governor Charlie Baker signed the final budget bill for FY’2020 that includes significant gains for the Commonwealth’s disability community and their families.

For the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to show our appreciation of the Governor’s increases in his original budget for programs at the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and other state agencies that provide supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), including autism, and we hope you will join us in thanking him.

We also want to acknowledge our gratitude to the direct support workforce and their important role in assisting individuals with I/DD, including autism, to live their best lives.


  1. Download our Thanksgiving Card to the Governor by clicking here. Sign it, and if you can, personalize it with a message.
  2. Email the card to the Governor at
  3. Alternatively, you may mail the card to the Governor at the following address:
    The Honorable Charlie Baker
    Massachusetts State House,
    Office of the Governor, Room 280
    24 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02133

Thank you for taking time to affect change for people with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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