From the Desk of the Executive DirectorGreetings!
Wow. Summer made an early appearance last week. All of us were reminded how much fun life can be without five layer of clothing.
First of all, thank you to all of you who wrote to me after viewing the story about the NYC Ballet in a recent newsletter. I heard from nine of you and all of you loved it. Thank you for the feedback it helps me in deciding on stories for future issues of this publication.
DPC. About Us. By Us.
Redefining the role of government as it affects the lives of people with disabilities.
What We're Fighting For: DPC FY' 19 Legislative Priorities
1. Increase funding for The Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP): line Item 7004- 9030 to $7.7 million.
2. Support S 1379 & H 2964 - An Act Relative to the Architectural Access Board.
3. Support S 1169 & H 2474 - Expand Access to Dental Care in Massachusetts.
What we offer...
Legislative advocacy training
Legislative alert service (email and by phone)
Information on important issues affecting you
Holding public officials accountable for enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act
We're Also Fighting for...
Accessible polling places.
The rights of people with lived experiences of psychiatric diagnoses, trauma, and or addictions.
Services and support for adults who develop a disability, such as MS, hearing loss, blindness and more.
Sustainable jobs that lead to real careers and economic independence.
Better community based services, so people with disabilities don't have to live in nursing homes.
Training of personal care assistants to be ready to serve in an emergency.