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ACTIVISTS LOOK TO TURN TIDE ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FUNDING [+VIDEO/PHOTO]

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 22, 2016...Two months before Gov. Charlie Baker files his fiscal 2018 budget proposal, advocates for people with developmental disabilities made an early ask on Tuesday, calling on Baker to increase funding for day services and work programs for adults.

As Baker grapples with an estimated $294 million budget gap this fiscal year, the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers pitched investments in next year's budget as an eventual money-saver that would help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities become involved in their communities.


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