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The August issue of The COFAR Voice is now online

The August issue of our long-running newsletter, The COFAR Voice, is now online. You can find it here.

The latest issue is chock full as usual of the kind of insightful and informative reporting on issues relating to developmental disabilities that you will find nowhere else.

Articles in the issue include:

  •  Payments to professional guardians by DDS are characterized by a lack of transparency and accountability: A COFAR investigation
  • The number of residents in state-operated group homes appears to be dropping in Massachusetts as funding for those critically important facilities continues to be cut.
  • A developmentally disabled woman continues to be kept in isolation by DDS, and the media won’t report it.
  • Nearly a year after the last sheltered workshops were closed in Massachusetts, two families are struggling with a new system that is confusing and is providing their loved ones with less meaningful activities.
  • A Harvard researcher is helping to lead a major, multi-center study of the links between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • John Sullivan and Roland Charpentier, two tireless advocates for the developmentally disabled, have left us.

You can also find a link to the August newsletter on our website at www.cofar.org.

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