DLC to Receive Becker Trust Grant

Disability Law Center to Receive Becker Trust Grant for Innovation, for Supporting Advocacy of Community Integration in Day Habilitation Programs

DLC Attorney Hillary Dunn
DLC Attorney Hillary Dunn

The Becker Family Trust, in conjunction with the Becker Center for Advocacy at the Arc of Massachusetts, announced grant awards this morning, including a grant to the Disability Law Center for advocacy to bring community integration to day habilitation programs.   The work will last over a span of two years.

  • This project has three major goals:
  • To spark a statewide conversation on the current approach to day habilitation with policy makers and regulators, individuals and families and providers;
  • To identify opportunities for changes within the program, in collaboration with policy makers and regulators, including piloting new approaches to supporting individuals served in day habilitation.
  • To develop methods for providers to maximize opportunities for inclusion within the day habilitation framework.

DLC is grateful to the Becker Family Trust for its generous support of this innovative project.  We look forward to working with the Arc of Massachusetts, providers, state agencies, a technical assistance provider, families, individuals, and advocates on strategies for providing meaningful community participation for day habilitation participants.

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release

DATE: March 30, 2018

CONTACT:

Marlene Sallo

Executive Director

Disability Law Center

617 723-8455

Linda Landry Receives Marie Feltin Award

Linda Landry

DLC’s Linda Landry accepts the Marie Feltin Award at BCIL’s event last night. Congratulations Linda!

The award honors individuals and institutions who exemplify the pioneering spirit of the late DR. MARIE FELTIN, a tireless advocate for disabled and chronically ill patients. Marie was a founder of Boston’s Community Medical Group, East Boston Health Center’s Home Care Program and the Urban Medical Group, neighborhood healthcare services that focused on encouraging patients to become actively involved in their care as a critical means to bettering their health. Marie was always available for her patients and was a modern-day pioneer in providing medical care to society’s most neglected and vulnerable populations.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Tara DoucetteTireless Advocate Defending the Rights of Children and Adults with Disabilities and Mentor to Tomorrow’s Advocates
  • Chris HartSpirited Activist for Equal Access
  • Linda LandryAdvocate for Justice, Superstar Teammate

REV UP! Update

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National Disability Voter Registration Week

July 16-20, 2018

 

The REV UP Campaign is coordinating the third annual National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. Our 2018 NDVRW Toolkit is in the works and will be available next month. In the meantime, check out www.aapd.com/NDVRW for some resources and ideas on how to get involved. Coming soon!

Candidate Questionnaire Template

A candidate questionnaire is a great tool to help the disability community learn more about candidates, specifically how the candidates would address issues that impact people with disabilities. The REV UP Campaign will be releasing a Candidate Questionnaire Template to help state and local advocates develop their own candidate questionnaire. Coming soon!

REV UP Issues Guide

The REV UP Campaign is developing an Issues Guide to concisely summarize and explain the most pressing issues affecting the disability community. The Guide will also highlight what elected officials can do. Coming soon!

Election Accessibility Toolkit

The REV UP Campaign will be releasing an Election Accessibility Toolkit – a tool to assist disability advocacy organizations and individual advocates when working with voters and election officials. Coming soon!

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