20,000 FAMILIES IN MA CARE FOR A FAMILY MEMBER WITH I/DD AT HOME

Source: Dept. Of Developmental Services; IN THEIR OWN WORDS: THE NEED FOR FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

Across the state, more than 20,000 Massachusetts citizens are caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability.

“When someone has a special needs child their whole life changes……It puts a strain on almost everything you do. …….I have been through hell and back in the last fifteen years so I may forget many details but it is clear that I feel that the support I received from the state was something to make or break me.”

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