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

DLC to Receive Becker Trust Grant

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