Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Massachusetts Budget Will Hurt Those We Care About

It is time to act. For those of you that have not had a chance to do so, it's time to email and phone your representative and senator. Ask him or her to list DDS and disability services as one of their top 3 priorities to his/her respective chair: Senator Steven Panagiotakos or Representative Charley Murphy.

We are still in the midst of the most severe economic recession since the Great Depression and we need to share our voices so that our neighbors, communities and decision makers can appreciate how damaging any further cuts can be.

Please include your personal story if possible. Also, please phone to follow up your email message.

Who should care and what can you do?

We all should care. If you are an adult with a disability who uses services or a family member with a child or adult living at home you may be affected when employment/day and family support services are reduced.

If you are graduating high school and hope to receive adult services through the Turning 22 program (transition), you should care and be worried about what will be available.

In addition to DDS services, Early Intervention and MRC (Mass. Rehab) services have been slated to be reduced.

What you can do?

Contact your representative or senator via email and phone

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