Posted by Betsy Closs
On Wednesday, I spoke before the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities at the State House in Boston. The topic was a proposed changed in the clinical standards that determined eligibility for adult services.
As the Director of Services for People with Disabilities at Jewish Family & Children’s Service, each year I meet with 80-100 families needing assistance with planning for a future. I meet adults who are as young as 19 and just finished with high school; I meet adults with disabilities who are now in their 60’s having lived with their now very frail parents their entire lives.