During its annual legislative luncheon held at the Great Hall in the State House on Jan. 29, the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) presented state Senator Cynthia Stone Creem, D-Newton, with the "Senator of the Year" award.
Creem was selected to receive this honor because of her consistent role in protecting and advancing the interests of individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries. Most recently, Creem sponsored a budget amendment to help obtain more funding for autism services in the Senate Budget. She has been a long time supporter, and she deserves to be recognized for her commitment.
Mr. Scott M. Bock, President/CEO of Riverside Community Care, and a constituent and member of ADDP, stated: "Senator Creem has a long history of making sure that individuals with intellectual disabilities are well-represented in the Senate. We are very happy to have her on our side.”
Representing 130 members, the ADDP is a diverse group of community-based providers of services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. The membership holds more than 95 percent of the Department of Developmental Service's community residential, day and family support contracts. ADDP has and continues to aggressively work to resolve the serious workforce issues that pertain to providers that support individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.
Submitted by Krina Patel of The Suffolk Group